Published: Wednesday, 13th July 2016
Businesses in the region have a unique opportunity to benefit from training grants worth up to £5,000 per company - with no need for them to contribute.
Small and medium-sized businesses in the home improvement market in Broadland, South Norfolk and Norwich can apply for grants of up to £1,000 per employee - whether that's a permanent member of staff or apprentice (to a maximum of five.)
Training can be in subjects from plumbing to bricklaying, to customer care or any other aspect which will help businesses improve their service to residents. The offer will end as soon as funds run out.
Broadland, South Norfolk and Norwich City councils are offering the grants as part of a project which has already helped save energy and improve more than 400 homes in Norfolk.
Councillor John Fisher, Broadland's portfolio holder for environmental excellence, said:
"Home improvements can save significant amounts of energy as well as improving life for residents so it's important to have suppliers with the skills to provide a good service in this area."
Each applicant must propose a course which will be useful to their particular business and each case will be considered on its merits, but most kinds of training in the following trades are likely to qualify:
- Energy efficiency
Councillor Stuart Clancy, Broadland's portfolio holder for economic success, said:
"This is a great opportunity for businesses which want to improve or extend their offer. We think business owners are the people who know what they need to succeed and grow and this offer will allow them to choose what is most appropriate for them."
Contact us now if you would like more information but be quick – grants are limited. If you're ready to apply, please provide details of the company, the employee who will be trained, the course and course provider. The grant will be paid to the company on proof of enrolment.