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Supply Chain Skill Development Fund

The Supply Chain Skills Development Programme (SCSDF) provides grants to SMEs in Norfolk and Suffolk with an aim to grow their workforce skills levels, significantly enhancing the capability and capacity of their business to improve workforce performance and business competitiveness.

The scheme can fund up to 50% of training costs, for multiple employees and up to £1,000 per employee.

  • Accredited training
  • Non-accredited training
  • Face to face training and online/digital courses

The SCSDF aims to:

  • Support SMEs looking to acquire skills to move into the local supply chains within Norfolk and Suffolk.
  • Increase the skills levels of your workforce to support current requirements and future growth.
  • Increase the number of people with technical and job-specific skills , particularly at level 3 and above to support your business growth.
  • Increase the skills levels of employed women to encourage progression in employment and help address the gender and wage gap.

With this funding, you can access training courses from local and national colleges and training providers in order to enhance your business and develop
your employees.

Who is eligible?

  • Small to medium-sized enterprises employing 250 employees or less.
  • Employees aged 18 or over.
  • Employers located within Norfolk and Suffolk.

The full eligibility details can be found in the application pack

SME applicants must be actively trading for at least 6 months and be located within Norfolk and Suffolk. Eligible SME’s can apply for a grant award of up to £1,000 per participant, or £5,000 (x5 participants).

The grant is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and administered by Suffolk County Council (SCC).

You must not be a charity or a not-for-profit organisation.

To find out more, call us on 01603 677107 or email us at


Download the SCSDF Information Leaflet


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