Support for businesses - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CLOSED - Job Incentive Grant Programme

In partnership with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) Skills Hub, we are offering a none match, £3,500 grant (for each new job created) incentive to Lichfield District businesses (SMEs) seeking to create a new full time role for individuals who are between the ages of 18 to 25 or over 50.

With a new full time job role being classed as:

  • Created by moving an individual from a role under the government’s Kickstart scheme to an apprenticeship (at any level) or otherwise to full employment.
  • Moving an existing apprenticeship role to level 3 or above.
  • Creating a new full time role.

Each eligible SME will be limited to a maximum of five grants.

The grant must be used towards the job creation cost/new role.

The grant will be made in two instalments: three months after the application success and at the end of March 2022.

A new job must be in place for a minimum of six months from the date the relevant grant agreement commences.

Please email Evelia Brown, Skills Broker at the GBSLEP, for more information and to find out how to apply.