From April 2018 the new Fair Start Scotland service will aim to help at least 38,000 people to find employment, including those facing barriers to entering the labour market.

On 4 October 2017 the Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn MSP, announced the award of Contracts up to £96m to deliver Fair Start Scotland, with more than half of provision delivered by supported businesses and by third sector and public sector bodies in Scotland, in 9 Contract Areas across Scotland, as below:

Contract area Local authority Successful Bidder Delivery Partners/Sub Contracted Estimated Value (up to £ million)
1 – Glasgow Glasgow People Plus Group Ltd (Private) ·         Remploy (Supported Business)

·         Momentum (Third Sector)

·         The Lennox Partnership (Third Sector)

19.1
2 -Lanarkshire N Lanarkshire

S Lanarkshire

Remploy Limited (Supported Business) ·         ENABLE Scotland (Third Sector)

·         Routes to Work South (Third Sector)

12.6
3 – Tayside Angus

Dundee City

Perth and Kinross

Remploy Limited (Supported Business) ·         Rathbone (Third Sector)

·         The Wise Group (Third Sector)

  7.3
4 – Forth Valley Falkirk

Stirling

Clackmannanshire

Falkirk Council (Public Sector) ·         Falkirk Council (Public Sector)

·         Clackmannanshire Council (Public Sector)

·         Stirling Council (Public Sector)

·         NHS Forth Valley (Public Sector)

5.0
5 – East City of Edinburgh

East Lothian

Midlothian

Scottish Borders

West Lothian

Fife

Start Scotland Limited

(Private and Third Sector Partnership)

·         Momentum (Third Sector)

·         Triage (Private)

·         Working Links (Private)

21.3
6 – Southwest North Ayrshire

South Ayrshire

East Ayrshire

Dumfries and Galloway

Start Scotland Limited (Private and Third Sector Partnership) ·         Working Links (Private)

·         Rathbone (Third Sector)

·         The Lennox Partnership (Third Sector)

·         The Wise Group (Third Sector)

  10.1
7 – Northeast Aberdeen City

Aberdeenshire

Momentum Scotland (Third Sector) ·         Life Skills Centres Limited (Private)

·         ENABLE Scotland (Third Sector)

·         Aberdeen Foyer (Third Sector)

·         Scottish Association for Mental Health (Third Sector)

·         Enterprise Mentoring Ltd (Private)

5.6
8 – Highlands and Islands Argyll and Bute

Eilean Siar

Highland

Moray

Orkney Islands

Shetland Islands

People Plus Ltd (Private) ·         Argyll and Bute Council (Public Sector)

·         Life Skills Centres Ltd (Private)

·         Lochaber Hope (Third Sector)

·         Momentum Scotland (Third Sector)

·         Third Sector Hebrides (Third Sector)

·         2020 Clearview Ltd (Private)

6.2
9 – West E Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire

E Dunbartonshire

W Dunbartonshire

Inverclyde

 

The Wise Group (Third Sector)

·         Scottish Association for Mental Health (Third Sector)

·         The Lennox Partnership (Third Sector)

·         Working Links (Private)

·         ENABLE Scotland (Third Sector)

·         Royal National Institute for the Blind (Third Sector)

8.8