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Funding now open for user led organisations and individual employer

User-led organisation funding

Closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 27 June 2023

Organisations who are run for, and by, people with a disability or long-term health condition (disabled people’s user-led organisations) can now apply for a learning and development grant from Skills for Care. Organisations can use the grants awarded to pay for training which will improve the knowledge and skills of personal assistants (PAs) and their employers (individual employers).

Online Q&A session: 10:30 on Thursday 8 June 2023We’re running a Q&A session for eligible organisations that have questions about the funding or completing the application process.

To sign up email with the following details and you’ll receive a confirmation link to the Zoom meeting.

  1. details of your organisation
  2. names of individual’s attending 

Visit the website to find out more and how to apply

Individual employer funding

Whether you employ your own care and support using an adult social care direct payment (personal budget) or using your own money ('self-funder'), as an individual employer you can apply for this funding to train yourself and your personal assistants (PAs). Funding can be used to cover:

  1. the cost of training to develop the knowledge of your PA and your skills as an employer
  2. hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA is attending training courses
  3. travel costs to get to and from training.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 15 March 2024 and any training that you want to be funded must be started by 30 April 2024.

Find out more and how to apply