Setting Up A New Network | Skillnet Ireland

Why apply to set up a Learning Network in your sector or region?

Support

your business and other businesses in your sector or region to grow and to stay competitive.

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from a wide range of relevant and cost-effective subsidised training, delivered by expert trainers.

Contribute

to the development and growth of skills and job sustainability in your sector or region.

Setting up a Skillnet Learning Network


What companies are eligible to set up a Skillnet network?

 

Eligible Applicants must be an industry federation, industry body or other private sector enterprise group based in the Republic of Ireland. Enterprises within the network can be of any size, including sole traders. (Public/voluntary sector entities are ineligible)

 

How is a Skillnet Learning Network structured?

 

A Skillnet Network is a collection of private-sector businesses that collaborate to address skills needs within their sector or region or a combination of both. Each Skillnet Network is led by a voluntary Steering Group of industry representatives that focus on setting the strategic direction of the Learning Network. Network member companies span the full range of private sector industry sectors and can be enterprises of any size.

Further information on the network structure and funding model is available by contacting a Skillnet Ireland Advisor.

 

How can we apply for funding to develop a new Skillnet?

 

Enterprise Groups need to present a strong business case to Skillnet Ireland on the challenges and opportunities within the relevant sector/region and both the current and future skills required to address such needs. Each applicant needs to outline how the proposal is aligned to national skills policy for the relevant sector or region.

The submission date for the 2020 Call for Proposals Applications is by 5pm 30 September 2019. Successful applicants will be offered funding to develop new Skillnet Networks that  commence in January 2020.

To start the application process for developing a new Skillnet, please download the following guidelines and application form;

Application Form Guidelines (.pdf)
Learning Needs Analysis Guide (.pdf)
Open Call Application Form (excel)

 

What supports are available to applicants from Skillnet Ireland?

 

Skillnet Ireland have a support team in place to assist interested applicants in preparing their application for submission. Please email funding@skillnetireland.ie or contact us on 01-207 9630 and a one-to-one meeting can be arranged with a member of the Skillnet Ireland support team.

Information briefings on the application process will be held in May. A more detailed Workshop on the Application process will be held in June. Please find more information on these events further down the page below.

 

How can I find out more?

 

Click here to download the New Network Funding brochure.

To find out more about how your sector or region could benefit from establishing a new Skillnet Learning Network, you can speak to a Skillnet Ireland Advisor by emailing funding@skillnetireland.ie or by calling (0)1 207 9630.

The submission date for the 2020 Call for Proposals Applications is by 5pm 30 September 2019. Successful applicants will be offered funding to develop new Skillnet Networks that  commence in January 2020.

To start the application process for developing a new Skillnet, please download the following guidelines and application form;

Application Form Guidelines (.pdf)
Learning Needs Analysis Guide (.pdf)
Open Call Application Form (excel)

 

Information briefings on the application process will be held in May. A more detailed Workshop on the Application process will be held in June. Please find more information on these events further down the page below.

 

If you are interested in accessing funding for training for yourself or your company now, please contact one of our 65+ Networks directly.

 

Is there a brochure I can download?

 

Click here to download the New Network Funding brochure for 2020.

To start the application process for developing a new Skillnet, please begin by downloading the Application Form Guidelines (.pdf)

 


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Any enterprise groups seeking funding to establish a new Skillnet Network, please contact us at 01-207 9630, email funding@skillnetireland.ie or use the Enquiry Form below

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