Information for employer led partnerships

Making a claim

How to put together a Workforce Development Fund (WDF) claim 2017/18 will support you to make a claim. 

Grant holders can access the funds in their grant agreement by making a claim to Skills for Care. You must complete a claims submission form for every claim made. 

Please make sure that members are not part of a large national organisation that has already been awarded a grant for 2017/18 as they are not eligible to claim funding through or partnership or directly from Skills for Care.

Grant milestones for 2017-18

Funding claims need to be submitted to Skills for Care by the grant holder in line with the grant milestones:

  • 10% of unit funding by 30 June 2017
  • 30% of unit funding by 29 September 2017
  • 50% of unit funding by 30 November 2017
  • 70% of unit funding by 31 January 2018
  • 100% of unit funding by 30 March 2018. 

Promoting WDF and your partnership

You can add in your own contact details to the information for employers leaflet we have produced. 


Some successful grant holders invest a significant amount of time in supporting their members to comply with the NMDS-SC requirements for WDF, whilst others refer members to the NMDS-SC Support Service

The NMDS-SC offers of support for partnerships has been developed to outline how Skills for Care can support you to help your members complete the NMDS-SC as required.  

Guidance and important documents for members

The how to claim funding through a partnership page has all the information that partnership members need. 

You may also find the unit summary sheets and multiple unit summary sheets helpful.


Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions from grant holders.