Funding

Apprenticeships are fully or partially funded by the Skills Funding Agency, subject to eligibility criteria. HWGTA will investigate funding availability on your behalf. For more information on the SFA please visit  http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/aboutus/

The Skills Funding Agency is a European Social Fund (ESF) Co-Financing Organisation (CFO) delivering a programme of activity to tackle worklessness and workplace skills issues. To be able to draw down the ESF funds for projects, the Skills Funding Agency needs to be able to fund an equal amount of similar activity from its other budgets: this is known as ‘match funding’. For England, the Agency has secured over £1.4bn of ESF funding between 2007 and 2013 to help people back into work or improve their workplace skills.LogoESF_Col_Portrait