Funding Information for Employers
SQA is ambitious for Scotland's businesses, and a smart, well-trained and qualified workforce is essential to developing a successful economy. Find out more about funding opportunities available to employers in Scotland.
The funding streams included below are included for information purposes only, please contact the companies listed below directly, as SQA have no influence on funding.
Skills Development Scotland: Funding Models for Modern Apprenticeships 2013-14
SDS administers the Scottish Government's public funding contribution towards the cost of training for employees that employers with to support through an approved Modern Apprenticeship framework.
SDS Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland and are for the individuals who will benefit most from this support.
Adopt an Apprentice
Adopt an Apprentice ensures that businesses not only benefit from a skilled trainee, but also receive a £2000 incentive.
Flexible Training Opportunities
Flexible Training Opportunities gives Scottish businesses with up to 100 employees the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs.
Find out more information on Skills Development Scotland funding opportunities
Scottish Enterprise funding
Various grants and funding options are available to businesses of all sizes for research and development, co-investment and technological innovations.
Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme
If you're aged 18-30, unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week and have a business idea, the Enterprise programme can help you decide whether self-employment is right for you.
This resource is for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.
Business Growth Fund
BGF was established in 2011 to help Britain's growing smaller and medium sized businesses. Backed for five of the UK's main banking groups — Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Standard Chartered.
Big Lottery Fund
Grants available from £300 to over £500,000 to organisations ranging from small local groups to major national charities.