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Highland Skills Challenge Fund – Still Time to Apply  

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Following a successful on-line briefing session, The Highland Council is reminding businesses that there is still time to apply for funding to develop their green skills.

At the start of September The Highland Council, with support from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, launched the Highland Skills Challenge Fund to support businesses with the costs of green skills training for their workforce.

Cllr Ken Gowans, Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee said:

“Since the launch at the start of September there has been quite a bit of interest.

“The online briefing session our team recently hosted for interested parties was very well received with good discussions and positive feedback.

“We expect quite a bit of interest to come forward so this is a reminder to anyone thinking of applying that the deadline for applications to be received is 4 October.” 

The Challenge Fund, that applicants can submit a bid for, has been set up to support Highland businesses who wish to invest in their workforce and develop their green skills.

Cllr Gowans added:

“We 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 submit bids for funding to invest in existing or new facilities to enable such training to be provided locally in Highland.”

Guidance on the Challenge Fund and details of how to apply are available on the Highland Council website 

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