UK India Business Council (UKIBC), Tata Trusts Launch Future Forward Skills Mission


Mumbai: Future Forward Skills Mission, a multi-donor partnership initiated by UKIBC, anchored by Tata Trusts and managed by Sattva Consulting has been launched, and is inviting applications for its Fund. The Mission aims to catalyse market-based employability solutions that address the aspirations of India’s young workforce and make them future-ready.

With the first request for proposals, the Mission aims to fund 4-6 promising organisations over 18 months and provide grant awards worth Rs. 2.5 Crore in the two focus areas of “Empathy & Care” and “Hand Skills”.

Beyond the grant award, the Mission aspires to provide expert guidance and mentoring to the selected organisations as well as independent monitoring and evaluation support.
The Fund will support non-profit organisations (Trusts / Societies / Section 8 Companies) with an operating record of at least two years. If a social enterprise with a suitable solution is looking to apply, the organisation is encouraged to apply through a partnership with a non-profit organisation.

Those solutions that have achieved an optimum impact of 1000 lives with established market linkages and with future-relevant skill sets as well as meet the aspirations of the target communities are eligible to be supported through the Fund. More details available on