Apply for a training grant for your business

Use this service to:

To find out if you are eligible for a training grant for your business.

What is this about?

Funding towards staff training is available to Bexley SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) * to help you retain existing staff and recruit new.

Grants awarded do not need to be paid back (except in the case of fraud).

There are some rules related to this Grant Scheme which are set out below.

What are the Grant Scheme rules?

  • Training funded through this scheme must be relevant to the business being carried out by the applicant.
  • SME businesses are required to source and pay for the required training in advance and provide evidence that the training has been booked and paid for.
  • Using the information provided by you, we will carry out due diligence checks and review the evidence that you submitted to ensure your business qualifies. Speculative, false, fraudulent, or incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • The maximum amount of grant funding available to any single business is £500.
  • Once funding is agreed in principle by the London Borough of Bexley it will only be confirmed once a full Talking Business registration form has been completed.
  • No funding requests will be processed after 31 December 2024 or when the maximum programme funding is reached.
  • London Borough of Bexley reserves the right to change the parameters of the grant programme without notice, in its sole discretion, including but not limited to minimum and maximum funding limits.

Subject to your application being successful BBE will:

  • reimburse 100% of the costs of training where the total training costs are £200 or less, or
  • reimburse 50% of the cost of training where the total training costs are more than £200

The final decision on whether to fund any application remains at the discretion of the London Borough of Bexley.

Awards will be made on a first-come, first served basis, and as funds are limited, earlier eligible applications will be more likely to receive funding.

This is a free service.

Completion takes around 5 minutes.

Before you start

Your business must be based in Bexley and be a Small or Medium enterprise (SME)* to qualify for funding.

You can check if your business is in Bexley if you are not sure.

* An SME is any organisation that has fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £43 million or a balance sheet total less than £37 million.