Skillnets receives funding from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES).
Funding is made available through grants to approved networks enabling network member companies to avail of significant discounts on market training rates. The member companies also contribute match funding to a ratio agreed by the network and Skillnets. Under the current Training Networks Programme (TNP) 2012/13, up to 50% of the cost of all eligible network activities is provided.
Under the current programme funding model job-seekers can attend selected training courses run by the networks at no cost to themselves.
Skillnets issued a call for funding for new networks under the Training Networks Programme (TNP) earlier this year and the deadline for applications to establish new training networks has now passed (April 30th 2013). The applications are currently being assessed. Successful applicants will be funded from early June until the end of 2013.
The list of successful applicants will be published on the Skillnets website in due course.