Parental Employability Support Fund

The Parental Employability Support Fund is a Scottish Government initiative set up to support working and non-working parents to increase their family income.

  • Are you a working parent struggling to make ends meet?
  • Are you a parent trying to take those first steps back into work?
  • Would you like support to do a qualification or further learning?

If you say yes to any of the above questions, and have the time and commitment to make a change, the Parental Employability Support Fund may be able to help you.

If you tick one of the following boxes then you could be eligible for help and support:

  • lone parent
  • disabled parent/parent with disabled child
  • parent of 3 or more children
  • parent from an ethnic minority
  • parent with a child under 1 years old
  • parent under 25 years old

What we offer:

  • help to understand welfare benefits and how to maximise your household income
  • support to explore possible career paths and work towards an employment goal
  • work experience opportunities
  • the opportunity to gain formal training and/or qualifications in order to strengthen your employment prospects, progress in your current role or move to a new area of work
  • one to one employability support until you reach your goal

To find out more:

Contact East Lothian Works on 01620 827262

or email