Skills for Care

For large national organisations who are Workforce Development Fund (WDF) grant holders.

Registering subsidiaries

New grant holders need to complete the organisation declaration form before you can access the WDF. Grant holders who have accessed WDF directly from Skills for Care in previous years don’t need to complete a new declaration form unless they are linking new workplaces to their grant. By continuing to access the fund, employers are bound by the current terms. Further information can be found in the guidance document.


Making a claim

Claim funding for completed qualifications and learning. Once you’ve received a claim from your partnership member, you’ll need to complete your claim form and a grant holder claims submission form for every claim made and submit your completed forms to us by 31 May 2022.

All qualifications, learning programmes and digital learning modules claimed for must feature on the list of funded qualifications and learning.

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To support you with WDF we have put together this guide on everything you need to know about claiming WDF.


Application deadlines 2021-2022

Funding claims need to be submitted to us by the partnership grant holder in line with the grant deadlines:

  • 40% of funding claimed by 30 November 2021
  • 60% of funding claimed by 31 January 2022
  • 100% of funding claimed by 31 May 2022. 



Download the FAQs from grant holders