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

Different grants will be available for a variety of employment and skills schemes. Find out more about each of the schemes on offer.


Eligibility criteria

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • your business must be based in Medway
  • your business must employ fewer than 250 people
  • you must be taking on a Medway resident, aged 16 and above.

A maximum of 5 grants can be made per employer.

What you can use the grant for

The grant is flexible and can be used as appropriate by the business to enable the placement.

Good examples of ways to use the grant are to:

  • subsidise wages
  • pay above the minimum wage
  • buy suitable equipment
  • pay for travel.

Register your interest

Complete the following online form to tell us about your organisation and the schemes you would like to apply for. 

Register your interest in a skills and employment grant

After you apply

After you have submitted your form, we’ll contact you to discuss your request in more detail and help you through the process.

More information for businesses

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