Funded grant for unemployed people to access training to enhance their chances of sustainable employment and business opportunities.
The Skills Passport Training Grant was devised to offer the wider community in Perth and Kinross funding for training courses which are unobtainable by any other means, in order to help them with their journey back into employment or business start-up. The grant offers financial support for training courses to enable individuals to overcome barriers to employment or sustaining better employment opportunities. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
What funding is available?
Up to £3,000 can be acquired for training for unemployed individuals.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
All residents in Perth and Kinross who are currently unemployed and have lived in the area for 3 months or more are eligible. All applications will be considered providing evidence has been shown, and will be reviewed at a panel assessment.
How to apply
Fill in our and send to SkillsPassport@pkc.gov.uk alongside your evidence to support the application. For any assistance with applications, please contact Laura at 07917 135971 or refer to our application guidance.
3 forms of evidence required (one from each list):
- Proof of address (utility bills/council tax letter/driving licence)
- ID (passport/driving licence/birth certificate)
- Proof of unemployment (entitlement to universal credit letter/screenshots of universal credit including payments page and login)
Please note - applications will not be assessed until all evidence has been received. Once evidence and application has been submitted, please allow 4 weeks. You will be contacted via telephone for an informal conversation prior to the application being submitted to the panel to discuss your plans.
Please contact Laura at SkillsPassport@pkc.gov.uk/07917 135971 to find out more about the programme.