Tees Valley Apprenticeship Support Grant

What is the Tees Valley Apprenticeship Support Grant?

Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Apprenticeship Support Grant supports the creation of apprenticeships across the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees).  The grant is designed to help employers who are committed to creating a new apprenticeship, or progressing their existing apprentice onto a higher level of apprenticeship. The grant supports SMEs who create apprenticeships in sectors facing high demand and growth from employers, as identified in the Tees Valley’s Strategic Economic Plan.

Tees Valley Apprenticeship Support Grant

Who can access the funding?

The employer and apprentice must meet the following criteria:

  • SME (249 or less employees across all sites) – Priority Sectors only
  • SME (49 or less employees across all sites) – Non-Priority Sectors
  • Workplace must be in the Tees Valley
  • Business must have been trading for a minimum of 12 months prior to the apprentice starting
  • Apprentice must be paid ANMW
  • Must commit to completing a min of 12 months or the time it takes to complete the apprenticeship

What Funding is Available?

One grant (per age group) is available to SME’s identified by Tees Valley Combined Authority as being in one of the above Priority Sectors.

  • Apprentices aged 16 – 18 – a grant of £3,000 is available
  • Apprentices aged 19+ – a grant of £2,000 is available.

The Priority Sectors being supported by the grant are:

Advanced Manufacturing Process, Chemicals & Energy
Logistics Health & Biologics
Digital & Creative Business & Professional Services
Construction Health Care
Culture & Leisure Education

The grant will be paid in full once the Apprentice has completed 13 weeks in learning and employment (following on from the completion of the 1 week review and associated paperwork). Employers are only eligible for a maximum of three grants in a 12 month period, this includes grants from previous schemes.