Recruitment incentives for employers

Employment grant

Europena Social Fund

Employment Grant Application Process Closed

The open application process for an Employment Grant will be closed from 31st December 2017. Applications received after this date will no longer be able to be accepted.

However, if your business is considering creating a new post, the Council and its partners may be able to find a suitable candidate from our existing out-of-work clients which may be able to be funded for a period of 6-12 months.

If you are interested in the Council and its partners identifying potential candidates for your consideration please contact  

Employment Grants

This grant is operated by the Highland Council and supported through the European Social Fund. It provides grants to encourage employers to recruit out of work Highland residents in to permanent posts who have practical challenges to find work across The Highland Council area. All potential applicants must contact the Employability Team to discuss the application process.

What have businesses got to say about the grant?

The employment grant helped us build on our commitment to employ local people in the Highlands, facilitating our continued expansion as well as contributing to the long-term viability and sustainability of new posts created.

Thanks to the Employment Grants Scheme from The Highland Council, our company (Ardgay Game Factory) has been able to provide employment to two people on a full time basis. The application process was clear, quick and straight forward, and the payments were received immediately. This scheme is of great benefit to the business, providing a great way to train and create employment in the local area.

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