Skills and Employment Training Grant

Applications are now closed

The Skills and Employment Training Grant fund is now closed. We cannot accept new applications. 

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The Medway Council Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Skills and Employment Grants Programme has been designed to benefit businesses and residents in Medway, and support recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Skills and Employment Training Grant has been created to help businesses fund training they do not have the money to put on.

What you can use the grant for

There are 3 categories of training to apply for. They are to:

  • help you recruit new staff, training them to a level which enables them to do the jobs you have vacancies for
  • help you retain staff, providing employees with the necessary skills and development opportunities to remain within your business
  • upskill staff, providing them with the necessary skills to grow within your business and move into more areas, whilst providing your business with greater expertise.

Businesses can bid for up to £10,000 per application.

What you need to apply

To apply, the business must be:

  • based in Medway
  • aware of its training needs. If you need help doing this, please contact us.

You will also need to provide:

  • your details, including name, business position and contact details
  • the business name and address
  • the business registration details, such as a Companies House number or VAT registration number
  • additional details about the business and number of employees
  • information on any previous COVID-19 grants applied for.

We also recommend talking to a training provider to find out what training your business would benefit from and how it can be delivered. You may even find the training you’re looking for can be delivered using other funding methods.

Register your interest

Applications are now closed.

After you apply

After you have submitted your form, we’ll contact you to discuss your request in more detail.