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FUNDING

The direct costs of apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds are fully funding by Government. For those aged 19+ the government will contribute up to 50% towards their apprenticeship with the employer expected to make a contribution.

Please contact the Centre for details on any additional costs that might be associated with delivery of the apprenticeship.

AGE grants

The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year-olds (AGE 16 to 24) supports businesses that would not otherwise be in a position to do so, to recruit individuals aged 16 to 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme.

The Government will offer the Grant to those employers who are eligible to receive it. You can receive up to 5 grants in total; each one is worth £1,500. For some areas the Grant is managed locally and eligibility criteria may be different to those set out here. This is the case for employers in Greater Manchester and Sheffield City Region from April 2015 and for West Yorkshire Combined Authority from August 2015.

For further information please contact the Centre