County Voice

Grant to help Denbighshire people further careers

A grant to help people further their careers has been re-launched.

The Council’s Employee Training Grant supports employed residents from Denbighshire earning below the county median wage.

Funding of between £250 and £2,000 per person can be awarded for training, development or accessing mentoring to allow them to progress within their current workplace or with a new employer.

So far those who have received the grant have seen their wages increase on average by 24 per cent per annum.

The grant is administered by the Council’s Economic and Business Development Team and supports the Council’s corporate priority of ensuring Denbighshire is a place where people want to live and work and have the skills to do so.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of the Council, said: “We have re-launched our employment training grant and increased the eligibility to make it available to more people.

“This grant offers a fantastic opportunity for people to further their careers right here in the county.

“Those who have successfully applied have seen their wages increase on average by just under a quarter and if you are looking to progress in your career, I would urge you to check your eligibility.

“We are also asking employers to consider if they have any employees who may benefit from this scheme which could help you retain and upskill staff and grow your business.”

In order to be eligible you must be living in Denbighshire earning below the county median salary (£28,199) be in employment (minimum 16 hours) and can clearly demonstrate availability of suitable positions with a Denbighshire-based company.

Funding can be used to pay for further education courses, professional skills and training such as AAT, NVQ, City & Guilds and commercial vehicle driver training.

To apply or check eligibility visit

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