What’s new in the Grants Scheme
Short course grant cap removal
To help encourage more training, we are removing the cap on short course grants for all employers that have submitted a Levy Return for achievements from 1 April 2023.
Into Work grant
To help employers recruit and retain talent within the construction industry, we have introduced the Into Work grant. This grant offers financial support to employers who offer an initial work experience placement through to employment. It is expected to help with the costs of hiring and mentoring new entrants and increase the number of new entrants progressing from Further Education (FE) through to employment.
Increased grant for short courses
To help support with rising costs of training, we have doubled the grant rates for short courses. You can now receive either £60, £140 or £240 for short courses achieved from 1 April 2023.
Increased grant for specific short qualifications
We have increased the grant for supervision and management VQs achieved from 1 April 2023 from £600 to £1,250 and £1,500 respectively to help support with the removal of the CSCS Industry Accreditation card. You can find a list of the eligible qualifications on the link below.
Grant application deadlines extended from 20 to 52 weeks
You told us that differing deadlines were confusing and that it was sometimes difficult to get supporting evidence in time to meet the 20 week deadline. As a result, we have extended the grant application deadline to 52 weeks for all grant types. Attendance grant applications must now be submitted within 52 weeks of the start date and achievement grant applications within 52 weeks of the achievement date.
Grants Scheme policy
The Grants Scheme policy gives more information on how the scheme works. Before you apply for a grant, make sure you've read and understood the Grants Scheme policy.