Andover Skills Training Fund - Application Form

Andover Skills Fund Guidance Notes

Please ensure that you have read the guidance notes below before completing and submitting the application form.


Test Valley Borough Council secured 0.5million to improve skills in Andover as part of the planning agreement for Andover Business Park and is using this sum to encourage Andover businesses (employing up to 100 persons) to offer skills training to their employees who live in Andover.(SP10 postcode also including Augusta Park, Picket Piece/ Locksbridge Park and Picket Twenty).

Training should only take place after the application has been approved
Invoices should be submitted to the Council within 3 months of the completion of the training.

Grant rates :-
100% for grants of up to 1,000 per employee per annum
50% for grants of 1,001 to 10,000 per employee per annum
Maximum payment per business per annum is 10,000
If you are VAT registered the grant will be paid exclusive of VAT
If you are NOT VAT registered the grant will be paid inclusive of VAT.
The Fund may not be used for:
Motivational/personal development coaching;
Statutory regulatory training (e.g. annual health and safety updates);
Leadership and management or similar business mentoring for company owners/senior directors etc. see www.growthaccelerator.com
Applicants for some non-accredited training will be required to identify a bench mark before training takes place and the level of improvement which will result from the training
Evidence of benefits gained and performance enhanced either by the individual or employer six months after the training has taken place.
Applicant businesses must be at least six months old.
Training should only take place after the application has been approved.
Invoices should be submitted to the Council within 3 months of the completion of the training.

Reimbursement will be made on receipt of an invoice from the applicant after the training has been undertaken and:
i) a copy of trainee certificate or proof of attendance from the trainer; and
ii) proof the trainer has been paid by the trainee (e.g. signed statement to this effect by the trainer, receipt of course fee or bank statement showing relevant transaction).
NB: All evidence will be treated in confidence.


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