funding-business

Funding for Businesses

Funding is currently available in Scotland to help pay training costs

Flexible Training Opportunities 

Scottish businesses can apply for funding from Skills Development Scotland to help pay employee training costs.

The incentive, known as Flexible Training Opportunities, is aimed at small to medium sized businesses (employing up to a maximum of 100 staff).

Eligible businesses can receive financial help to pay up to 50% of the course costs up to a maximum of £1,000 for each employee (subject to terms & conditions).

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the funding be used to pay for training at EC-PC?
Yes, if the training requirement will increase productivity and contribute to the success of the business.

I run a one-man business. Would my business be eligible to apply for Flexible Training Opportunities?
Yes sole traders are eligible to apply, as well as limited companies and partnerships.

I work for a charity, registered in Scotland. Would my organisation be eligible to apply for Flexible Training Opportunities?
Yes.

What do businesses have to do to apply for the funding?
Just complete an application form that can be downloaded from the Skills Development Scotland website.

Is it possible to start a course before the funding has has been approved?
No, it is necessary to wait for approval before training can commence.

Does the funding have to be paid back at a later date?
No, the money is not a loan so there’s no need to pay it back.