Criteria to apply for funding

Expand the boxes below to see the different criteria to apply for funding.

Funding to cover the cost of apprenticeship training for a new member of staff

If you want to apply for funding to cover the cost of provision of apprenticeship training for an apprentice role you need to meet the following criteria:

  • The apprentice must be a Salford resident
  • The organisation must have less than 250 employees
  • The organisation must have a Salford business address
  • The salary must be the National Living Wage rate (for 25 and over)*

*Employer must pay at least the ‘National Living Wage for 25 years of age +’ to all its employees regardless of age (from April 2020 this is £8.72 per hour) or be working towards paying their employees the Foundation Living Wage.

Funding will be prioritised to:

  • Priority groups: those not in employment, education or training; looked after children; special educational needs and disabilities; Salford futures; young offender; benefit claimants 18+
  • Key sectors: including health, social care, education, digital, construction, hospitality, business and professional services

All funding is subject to the fund partners having sufficient levy transfer allowance to cover full training costs over the forecasted duration of the apprenticeship.

Funding to cover the cost of apprenticeship training for your existing workforce

If you want to apply for funding to cover the cost of provision of apprenticeship training for your existing workforce you need to meet the following criteria: 

  • The organisation must have less than 250 employees
  • The organisation must have a Salford business address
  • The salary must be the national living wage rate (for 25 and over)*

*Employer must pay at least the ‘National Living Wage for 25 years of age +’ to all its employees regardless of age (from April 2020 this is £8.72 per hour) or be working towards paying their employees the Foundation Living Wage.

Funding will be prioritised to:

  • Priority groups: those not in employment, education or training; looked after children; special educational needs and disabilities; Salford futures; young offender; benefit claimants 18+
  • Key sectors: including health, social care, education, digital, construction, hospitality, business and professional services

All funding is subject to the fund partners having sufficient levy transfer allowance to cover full training costs over the forecasted duration of the apprenticeship.

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