Workforce Development Grant

Status of this fund: Open
Last updated: 9 May 2024

This fund is part of our UK Shared Prosperity Fund investment, supporting Levelling Up in West Lindsey. Visit our UK Shared Prosperity Fund page for more details about the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Introduction

The Workforce Development Grant provides revenue grants to support employers address skills shortages and training needs within the workforce. 

This funding is to support employers with: 

  • technical and vocational qualifications and courses up to level 2
  • training for vocational licences to address driver shortages
  • high value qualifications where there is a need for additional skills capacity that cannot be met through mainstream funding

Guidance Notes for this grant

On this page you will find an overview of this grant. Full details about the criteria and eligibility for this grant are available in the Guidance Notes.

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Please take time to read through the Guidance Notes to ensure your organisation and training request is eligible.

How to apply to this fund

For this fund we ask organisations to complete our Expression of Interest Form. This short form allows you to tell us a bit about your request so we can ensure eligibility before completing a full application.

Complete an Expression of Interest.

For all our funds we have a grant application form. The application form is used to get more detailed information about your organisation, project details and project costs. We will send an application form to you after you have completed an expression of interest.

Closing Dates for this fund

This grant will close to applications on 31 December 2024 but may close earlier if all available funding is awarded.

Grant amount available

Micro Business (less than 10 employees)

The maximum grant available is £2,500.

Small Business (less than 50 employees)

The maximum grant available is £5,000.

Medium Business (less than 250 employees)

The maximum grant available is £10,000.

We can fund up to 100% of project costs however, securing match funding will be viewed favourably in the review process.

We may offer reduced grant awards subject to our budget available for this grant scheme.

Eligible organisations can submit a maximum of two applications. A second application can only be accepted upon full completion of the first awarded grant.

What this grant can be spent on

This revenue grant can be spent on:

  • technical and vocational qualifications and courses up to level 2
  • training for vocational licences to address driver shortages
  • high value qualifications or training where there is a need for additional skills capacity that cannot be met through mainstream funding

Eligible organisations

The following organisations can apply to this grant:

  • Small Medium Enterprise (SME)
  • social enterprises (such as a Community Interest Company)
  • registered charities
  • parish and town Councils
  • Public Sector Organisations*
  • schools or academies*

* Training or development delivered by these organisations must be for wider resident or student benefit, and not to support normal school or business activity.

Contact details

If you have a query about this fund or need further advice, please contact us by email at skills@west-lindsey.gov.uk