Available to customs intermediaries and traders to cover a proportion of the training costs (up to 70% of costs)
The grant will provide funding for training that provides you and/ or your employees with skills to:
Complete customs declarations
Carry out the technical processes of customs procedures.
The training does not have to lead to a formal qualification. We cannot fund the existing costs of current training, or other unrelated training.
Your business may wish to apply for training for a number of staff. You can apply for funding for up to 50% of the cost of training. A higher funding limit of 60% or 70% applies to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises:
Businesses employing fewer than 250 employees, with an annual turnover less than €50 million can apply for an additional 10%
Businesses employing fewer than 50 employees, with an annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total less than €10 million can apply for an additional 20%.
There is a personal training limit depending on the type of business you have. The funding limit is £750 per person, or £1,050 per person if your business has 250 employees or less and an annual turnover of €50 million.
If you wish to deliver the training internally, the funding can cover:
The cost of delivering the internal training: either by an external or in-house trainer, related stationery, incidental costs (e.g. room hire)
The reasonable day rate of the trainer if the training is being delivered by an in-house trainer.
According to the European Commission, SMEs are the enterprises that meet the following definition of staff headcount and either the turnover or balance sheet total definitions: