Soirbheas Apprenticeship Grant Scheme

Deadline – 28th October 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Soirbheas Apprenticeship Grant Scheme is now offering local businesses up to £22,500 (over 3 years) to support employment of a modern apprentice. The scheme will pay a maximum of 80% in year 1, 60% in year two, 40% in year 3 of the wage costs. Plus, up to £1,000 towards equipment directly for the benefit of the apprentice.

The final amount awarded will vary depending on the age of the apprentice at the start of the apprenticeship, the needs of each business, the apprenticeship being undertaken and availability of other funding.

Priority will be given to businesses primarily based or who serve Glen Urquhart and or Strathglass and to young people who reside in either Glen Urquhart or Strathglass. Soirbheas may consider supporting young people coming to work in the community and young people from the community being employed as an apprentice outside the area on a case by case basis.
Early discussions prior to submitting any application is essential.

The next deadline for applications is 28th October 2019. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a potential application.

Please click here for the Grant Leaflet

or for the full guidance and application form go to