EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss

Education And Training Fund

Background

EDF Renewables Burnhead Moss Education & Training Fund is a charitable fund that benefits people living in the community council areas of Avonbridge & Standburn and Limerigg & Slamannan in Falkirk and also Blackridge, West Lothian. It was launched in 2016 and should be available for the operating lifetime of the wind farm which is expected to be 20-25 years.

The Fund totals £26,000 per year and supports local people with vocational education and training opportunities using local training facilities and contribute to creating job opportunities in the local area.

Priorities

If you aged 16 or over and living in the area of benefit and doing an education or training course to develop your skills and employability you are eligible to apply.  The course may be long term (a year or more) or shorter (1 day or even less, or taught over a period of weeks or months).

You can be studying any subject but priority is given to vocational courses as follows:

  • Priority 1: Renewables & energy related.

  • Priority 2: Engineering, construction, health and safety, other STEM related.

  • Priority 3: Industries which will benefit local employment including childcare, forestry, plumbing, joinery, electrician, other trades related, haulage, agriculture. Also generic courses that enhance employability.

  • Priority 4: Other education courses.

 

Making A Difference

The level of grant available depends on the kind of course you are doing.

For long-term courses, we offer £5 per day subsistence plus a £600 equipment grant in Year1.  

 

Level of Grant

Course

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Apprenticeship

£1500

£900

£200 (day-release)

NC, HNC, HND

£1500

£900

£900 

For short-term courses,the level of grant will depend on which course you want to do and your own situation. We may cover part or all of the course fee along with £15 per day to help offset the cost of travel, childcare and subsistence.

The grant can be used for anything that will help you attend your further education or training course. So it could help towards some of the following costs:

  • Travel;

  • Subsistence, meals, etc;

  • Childcare;

  • Study aids (e.g. laptop, software, stationery);

  • Technical aids (e.g. specialist clothing related to the course, tools, other specialist equipment)

Timescales

Applications can be received at any time, but all short course applications must be received before the course starts. Please allow up to four weeks for your application to be processed. If you need a decision more quickly we will do our best to process your application immediately but cannot guarantee doing this.

How to Apply

Please read the Fund Factsheet prior to downloading the application form and returning.

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