FE Tutor Golden Hello & Training Grant

Up to £20,000 of grant funding is now available for training providers to attract and upskill staff and respond to industry need.


This programme has been extended to all priority sectors identified by the Board. We have up to £5,000 of grant funding per tutor to upskill existing tutors or recruit new staff to deliver employer led training provision.


Eligible Essex based training providers can apply for either Golden Hello Grants (to help attract new staff) or Training Grants (to upskill existing staff) in the following Essex growth sectors:


Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering



Finance and Insurance


IT, Digital and Creative



This programme aims to ensure that training providers located in Greater Essex (Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Essex) have the best possible staff in order to deliver skills in growth sector subject areas where Essex’s employers are experiencing skills shortages or have demand for new or enhanced curriculum delivery.


Training providers can apply for up to £20,000 worth of grant funding through this programme.


Guidance Document

Full details of this programme can be found in the guidance document here.


How to apply

To apply for the programme and to obtain the applications forms please contact Glynis Argue glynis.argue@essex.gov.uk.


Further information.

For further information please contact glynis.argue@essex.gov.uk | 033301 30956