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Workforce Development Fund 2019-20 now open for grant applications

Workforce Development Fund 2019-20 now open for grant applications

Posted on Fri 8th Mar, 2019

Large national organisations and lead organisations of employer-led partnerships can now apply for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 2019-20.

The WDF is money, from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), to help adult social care employers towards the cost of developing their workforce. This investment is designed to ensure workers have the right skills and knowledge to be competent and confident in their roles.

With as many as 10,000 registered managers due to retire in the next 15 years, this year the fund will now provide enhanced funding for courses aimed at developing leaders and managers. The DHSC is committed to investing in the continuing professional development (CPD) of new managers, existing managers, deputies and aspiring managers. This is an important step in making sure the sector is able to meet the needs of those who need care and support.

In 2019-20, the fund will continue to support the learning and development of frontline workers with enhanced funding available to learners completing an apprenticeship standard.

View the full list of funded qualifications and learning programmes here.

Tendering is being undertaken subject to confirmation of funding from DHSC. To apply for a grant you must act now, the deadline for applications is 13:00 on Friday 5 April 2019.