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Sector-specific training and initiatives

​About sector-specific training and initiatives

Skills Jersey is able to support initiatives and training that reduce skills shortages or reliance on registered staff by: 

  • upskilling current entitled/entitled for work staff 
  • attracting more entitled/entitled for work people into the industry 

Funding will not be given for basic mandatory training (e.g. food hygiene, manual handling or safeguarding training).

Who can apply

The following groups can make applications for funding: 

  • industry bodies
  • organisations who work with/represent many businesses 
  • individual businesses showing benefit in the training/initiative for other businesses in their sector

All training or initiatives in receipt of funding must be open to other businesses.

Funding criteria

Application requirements:

A breakdown to show the cost of each individual element, for example:

  • trainer cost (include breakdown of hours)
  • venue hire
  • accreditation
  • equipment hire 
  • travel & accommodation

Note that any request for support with marketing/administration costs can only be considered if itemised in detail.

A brief summary of why you selected this training/service provider. This should include considerations of: 

  • price
  • quality 
  • testimonials from other people
  • if not a local based provider, justification of why this isn’t the provider 
  • if likely to be an ongoing service, evidence of how this could become sustainable on Island

How to apply

To apply, complete the online application form:

Business case for funding from the Business Licensing Fund form

After applying

The funding review panel will assess the application for funding against the funding criteria and will be looking at the following in particular:

  • a skills shortage exists
  • evidence of attracting more entitled/entitled for work people into the industry
  • evidence of upskilling current entitled/entitled for work staff
  • the delivery partner chosen evidenced as being most cost effective/value for money
  • evidence of satisfactory performance/review measures


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