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Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities

We offer your business value for money without compromising on quality. Our business team work with you to ensure you get the best possible return on your investment and their expert knowledge will help you to get the most out of your training budget. 

We work with local and national funding bodies to support your business including the Welsh Government, European Social Fund, European Regional Development Fund and Sector Skills Councils.

Our business team understand the complexities of funding streams and can help you access grants to offset your training costs, leaving you free to get on with running your business.

Upskilling@Work funding

A unique European Social Fund opportunity only available until December 2020.

Receive up to 70%* funding for accredited courses.

Upskilling@Work is a funded operation supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.  It is part of a pan-Wales operation designed to enhance skills and increase productivity in the workplace, providing opportunities for employers to gain accredited qualifications for their workforce.

Funding is available to train employees across a range of subjects at NVQ Level 1 to 5 and taught ILM accredited leadership, management and coaching training including…

  • Business administration
  • Hospitality and catering
  • Business improvement techniques
  • Leadership and management
  • Customer service
  • Manufacturing operations
  • Construction trades
  • Print operations
  • Engineering operations
  • Retail skills
  • Health and social care
  • Warehousing and storage

Coleg Gwent works with businesses of all sizes and across all industries to provide bespoke training plans designed to meet business requirements.

To find out if you’re eligible for Upskilling@Work funding call Matthew Welsher on 01495 333 562 / 564 / 599 or email business@coleggwent.ac.uk

*Amount of funding will depend on size of business

ESF  Upskilling

Farming Connect

Did you know that you can access funding for our landbased courses if you are registered with Farming Connect? Courses such as the safe use of pesticides, chainsaw operations and the safe use of veterinary medicines. 

Through their Skills and Mentoring programme, eligible individuals registered with Farming Connect can access up to 80% funding.

For further information click on the link below or contact us on 01495 333642



ReAct Funding

The Redundancy Action Scheme (ReAct) is a programme of funding for training provided by the Welsh Government for people living in Wales who are facing redundancy.

You can receive a training award of up to £1,500 to help you get the skills you need to land a job. You can train while you are job hunting or you can go on courses to get the skills you need even if you plan to become self employed eventually.


Who is eligible?

Support under the ReAct scheme is available for individuals who:

  • have become unemployed in the last 3 months as a result of redundancy, are currently unemployed, and who have not been in continuous employment for 6 weeks or more since being made redundant; or

  • are currently under notice of redundancy; and

  • have not undertaken any publicly funded training since being made redundant, including the work-based learning suite of programmes.

Support is available for eligible applicants to increase their skills and remove barriers to learning, or returning to work. In order to ensure that this training provides the best possible chance of finding new employment, all applicants will need to have their training needs assessed by Careers Wales. Careers Wales will also advise on suitable training courses and training venues.


Under this part of the scheme the following financial support is available:

  • A contribution towards agreed training up to a maximum of £1,500;

  • help towards the cost of travelling to training courses;

  • overnight accommodation costs, where appropriate;

  • a contribution towards childcare costs whilst training (subject to limits and conditions).

  • exceptional help with the cost of equipment for individuals with a learning difficulty, disability, or a work-limiting health condition.


You can get more information on ReAct from your local Careers Wales office or by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 028 4844.

To find out if you’re eligible for funding, contact our knowledgeable business team on 01495 333564 or by email business@coleggwent.ac.uk



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