The training allowance
Last modified:25 May 2021
Do you want to enhance your skills or those of your employees to improve the operation or competitiveness of your company? Get a training allowance! You will be reimbursed 40% to 70% of your costs. Note: you have to apply for the allowance at least one month before training starts.
FOR WHAT TYPE OF PROJECT?
You can receive an allowance to cover part of the training expenses for any of your company’s employees, except for interim staff and students.
THE TRAINING MUST:
- improve your company's operation or growth
- last six months at most
- be exceptional or urgent
- training on daily, usual or recurring management
- training on investments
- training on medical practices
- training taken to comply with training obligations
- conferences and seminars
- the trainer’s primary occupation must be training as meant by NACE code 85
- they must have at least two years of experience
- they must be independent of the company
- they cannot have provided training for your company in the past two years
The amount provided depends on several criteria.
HOW TO CALCULATE THE ALLOWANCE
|Allowance rate for registration fees and the cost of written educational materials||
Language, management, marketing, technical, legal and other training:
Circular economy training:
|Maximum allowance for all State aid combined for the same expenses||
|Minimum allowance per training/request||€500|
|Maximum number of allowances||Five subsidised training courses per calendar year|
|Starter: +10%||Your company has been registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises for at least four years.|
|Social enterprise: +10%||Your company is approved as a social enterprise at the time you apply for the allowance
Ask for your “social enterprise certification”
|Circular company: +10%||Your company is recognised as a company “involved in the circular economy” at the time you apply for the allowance (first form).
Request your “circular economy certification” at least three months before you apply for the allowance.
|Priority sector: +10%||
Your main business activity is in one of the following sectors:
PHASE 1: BEFORE TRAINING
Complete and send in the form (see “links: form and payment” below) at the latest one month before training starts. You must include several appendixes with your application. After you submit your request, Brussels Economy and Employment will send you an acknowledgement of receipt for your file within one month maximum.
PHASE 2: TRAINING STARTS
PHASE 3: ALLOWANCE PAYMENT
You will have three months to send in your invoice and proof of payment to Brussels Economy and Employment after training ends.
Brussels Economy and Employment will pay the allowance in one payment.