Tutor Golden Hello & Training Grant

Supporting employer led training
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Applications for our Golden Hello and Training Grant programme have now CLOSED.

From October 2015 to March 2017 we ran a grant scheme to enable local training providers to access funding to help them train or recruit staff to deliver enhanced employer led curriculum.

Eligible Essex based training providers could apply for either Golden Hello Grants (to help attract new staff) or Training Grants (to upskill existing staff) in the following Essex growth sectors:

  1. Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  2. Care
  3. Construction
  4. Finance and Insurance
  5. Health
  6. IT, Digital and Creative
  7. Logistics

This programme aims to ensure that training providers located in Greater Essex (Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Essex) have the best possible staff in order to deliver skills in growth sector subject areas where Essex’s employers are experiencing skills shortages or have demand for new or enhanced curriculum delivery.

Training providers could apply for up to £20,000 worth of grant funding through this programme.

Guidance Document

Full details of this programme can be found in the guidance document (here).


We are still processing many of the applications from this programme and will report here the success and outcomes of the the project over the coming months.

Interested in this programme?

For more information or to get involved, get in touch with the links below.