Grants and Funding

The Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

OxLEP Business

OxLEP have created the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Grant scheme, to help remove barriers for residents to take up an Apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship Grant is being offered to employers to apply for on behalf of an Apprentice who might be experiencing barriers to either starting or completing their Apprenticeship.

Grants available are up to £1,500 in normal circumstances (up to £3,000 for exceptional circumstances). Please note that we are only accepting grant applications directly from employers on behalf of their Apprentice.  

The Workforce Development Fund

Skills for care

The Workforce Development Fund supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning. The fund allows you to claim back money towards the costs of workers completing a broad range of adult social care qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules. 

To claim funding, an organisation must provide an adult social care service and directly employ care staff within England.

New Starter Grants for Carers in Oxfordshire

The Care Workers Charity

Oxfordshire County Council have made funding available to help new care workers who may need financial support to enable them to start their new jobs, and this will be administered by the Care Workers’ Charity.

These starter grants will provide funding towards a range of expenses including: Travel costs, Childcare costs, school wrap-around costs, deposits towards purchase of a car, purchase of a bicycle to travel to and from work, MOTs, car repairs, uniform dress code related costs, training costs falling to the applicant.