About Us / Funding
Funding for Employers
The aim of the service is to foster the leadership and management skills of senior staff so they can make full use of their workforce and accelerate the growth of their business.
To be eligible, your business must be in England and have:
- up to 249 full-time equivalent employees
- the potential for high or fast growth
for more information please click on the Leadeship and Management link above.(information Source: Business Link)
Response to redundancy can provide practical support for those embarking on self employment and offer a grant to support Business Planning, Market Research, Budget setting, Price Structuring.
Funding for Individuals
A site for students living in England and Wales detailing what financial support is available to them as Higher Education students
If you have a disability you may be entitled to claim extra financial help while studying. Disabilities covered include long-term illnesses, mental-health conditions and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
If your one to one information and Advice session identifies training to help improve your job prospects, this project will offer you a grant towards the cost of training. You can choose your own training provider, or the R2R team can help find this for you.
If you are: aged 19 or over; living in England; thinking about improving your skills or getting a qualification; wanting to know what financial help is out there.
A Career Development Loan is a bank loan designed to help you pay for work-related learning. You don't have to start paying your loan back until one month after you stop training.
Grants and bursaries for adult learners:
Discretionary Learner Support Funds are available in colleges and school sixth forms to help with learning costs. The funds are prioritised for those who face financial hardship.
Some charities and trusts also award funds and their eligibility rules vary. The Educational Grants Advisory Service(EGAS) provides information and advice on sources of funding through their Directory, helpline and website.
The General Federation of Trades Unions Educational Trust has grants for full-time and Open University students of specific subjects within economic theory and history, industrial law, history and the principles of industrial relations.
Bursaries are similar to grants and are usually linked to a certain profession or qualification.
If you want to train as a teacher you can get an award or training salary and might qualify for a training incentive depending on the subject you want to teach.
NHS bursaries can cover costs like living costs, learning materials and expenses; your tuition fees would be paid and bursaries can be for a set amount or means tested (depending on your financial circumstances
If your first degree is not related to social work and you would like to retrain, you can apply for a two- year postgraduate diploma or three-year Master of Science (MSc) in social work. Both of these qualifications allow you to work as a social worker. You may be able to get funding through the General Social Care Council.