East Durham Learning Working Earning Programme

East Durham Learning Working Earning Programme

The aim of the East Durham Learning Working Earning Programme is to support unemployed individuals aged 16-25 living in the East Durham area who have been offered employment linked to an apprenticeship or accredited work based learning but who, without financial support, would be unable to take up the offer. It also supports businesses with funding towards the costs associated with employing those individuals.

Applicants may apply for:

• Up to 70% of salary costs once all other funding has been taken into consideration
• Insurance –for businesses who are employing an individual for the first time and where the insurance is not already in place
• Smart work clothes/uniform
• Essential tools/equipment
• Essential additional accredited training
• Travel – to and from the place of work
• Childcare costs

How to make an Application

Prior to completing the form both the Employee and Employer must have discussed the proposed application with a recognised Learning Working Earning Advisor.

East Durham Learning Working Earning Advisors

The role of a LWE Advisor is to act as a link between Employers, Employees and CDCF. All LWE Advisors have been selected by CDCF and are there to offer support and guidance to both Employers and Employees, prior to and during the life of any grant award. They are fully aware of the criteria of the Programme and CDCF’s process including monitoring.