Funded Support

How it works

Food Skills Cymru provides training support to the Welsh food and drink manufacturing and processing industry to ensure employees have the right skills. Funding is available for the completion of technical and staff development training – both accredited and non-accredited.

The amount of funding available for completing training courses is dependent on the size of the business

  • Micro businesses
    up to 80% (1 – 10 employees)
  • Small and medium employers
    up to 70% (11 – 249 employees)
  • Large organisations
    up to 50% (> 250 employees)

We are even able to offer bespoke training for businesses.

Is my business eligible?

Here’s a simple tick list to see if you are eligible. Are you a…

  • production or manufacturing site located in Wales;
  • business that has not received more than €200,000 worth of funding affected by De Minimis in the last 3 years;
  • business that can show a clear return on investment on increased training.

Then we can support you.

If for any reason you are unsure then please contact us to double check.

Securing funding and support in three easy steps

To receive support, you only need to follow three simple steps:

Skills diagnostic tool

A member of the Food Skills Cymru team will complete a Skills Diagnostic Tool with you face-to-face or over the telephone. This process involves simple questions and doesn’t take more than 45 minutes.

Once the Skills Diagnostic Tool is completed, a unique training plan will be sent to you along with a funding application form. Once an application form is completed for a training course and returned to Lantra you’ll be on to the next step.

Training provider allocated

All funding applications received are scored individually to ensure that there is return on investment for the business.

Upon application form approval, Lantra will choose the most appropriate training provider to deliver the training from our Framework of training providers. If your requirements are very bespoke we’ll work with you to commission wider support through Sell2Wales.

Complete training

Before the training course commences, the business must pay the training provider the contribution agreed within the funding approval letter and upon completion, the Training Provider will claim the remainder of the course costs from Lantra.

To get started or discuss further your needs contact the team.

Get started...

To get started or discuss further your needs, please get in touch with the team.