Highland Skills Challenge Fund – An opportunity for businesses to develop their green skills.

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The Highland Council, with support from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, is inviting Highland businesses to apply for funding to support the costs of green skills training for their workforce.

Cllr Ken Gowans, Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee explained: “This Challenge Fund has been set up to support Highland businesses who wish to invest in their workforce and develop their green skills. We want to use these funds to enable businesses access green skills training that is not otherwise currently available to them in Highland.

“We also know that businesses in Highland often have to send staff south to secure training as they are unable to get the required training locally. As part of the Challenge Fund, we are also inviting training providers to apply for funding to invest in existing or new facilities to enable such training to be provided locally in Highland.”

The fund is now open and an online briefing session for interested businesses and organisations will take place on Tuesday 19 September.

Applications must be submitted by 4 October.

Guidance on the Challenge Fund and details of how to apply are available on the Highland Council website - www.highland.gov.uk/skillschallengefund

Interested parties are invited to contact the Council on ukspf@highland.gov.uk to discuss their proposals and to register for the online briefing session.

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11 Sep 2023