SME Funding for Apprenticeships

If you are an SME looking to solve recruitment challenges through uncertain times, the Levy Matchmaking Service could provide your business with a solution

Commissioned by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the Growth Company has developed the online apprenticeship Levy Matchmaking Service that ensures as many levy payers (both public and private sector) as possible transfer unspent funds to non-levy payers, negating the need for them to pay the 5% co-investment costs.

Benefits to your business:

  • SMEs not required to pay 5% co-investment
  • Opportunities to upskill current workforce to meet business objectives
  • Recruit new talent and develop them in-line with your company values
  • Investing in your workforce motivates staff and creates a culture of loyalty

How it works

In order to receive funds you will need to set up an Apprenticeship Service account by visiting the Levy Matchmaking Service website. Our team can help get you set up and then help find a levy funding ‘donor’. They will then work with you to understand your apprenticeship needs, whether that be training for current staff or looking for new recruits.

Get in touch

If you would like more information about the Levy Matchmaking Service, contact one of our team at