Funding New Training Networks

Skillnets want to hear from groups of private sector enterprises that are interested in setting up new training networks. Networks funded by Skillnets allow companies to achieve economies of scale and significant efficiencies in the provision of training to their staff. 

What is a training network?

Our current training networks


Who can apply?

Any group of enterprises can apply for funding. Enterprises within the network can be of any size, including sole traders. An industry federation, industry body or other existing enterprise groups can also apply to Skillnets to form a training network on behalf of their members.

Successful applicants will be approved for 12 months funding to develop a new network. 

Why apply?

Creating or being part of a Skillnets network can:

  • have a strategic interest in developing a skilled workforce that matches their business vision;
  • are private sector (public/voluntary sector entities are ineligible); and
  • are based in the Republic of Ireland.
  • help your business, and businesses in your region/sector, grow and stay competitive
  • lead to valuable networking opportunities with other enterprises
  • allow you to benefit from training that is relevant to your sector/type of company
  • achieve economies of scale, increase efficiency and lower costs - Up to 50% of the cost of all eligible network activities can be funded

What should you do if you are interested?

The application deadlines for 2017 are now passed. Further details on the process and the next application deadline will be available on this website in early 2018.

We would encourage any companies interested in up-skilling and training to contact one of our 60+ established networks

If you are interested in establishing a new Skillnet network, please contact Skillnets at 353 1 2079630 or


Enterprise Led Learning and Training Networks

5th Floor, Q House, 76 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland.

+353 1 2079630