We’re pleased to say that almost 50% of our Competitors Support Fund has already been claimed by competitors in the National Qualifiers and National Finals of our skills competitions.

The fund provides contributions to travel, equipment and clothing, care responsibilities plus staff cover costs for small and medium-sized employers.

“We still have money available for the upcoming National Finals and we’re particularly keen to receive applications from competitors in under-represented groups including such as those with ethnic minorities backgrounds, people with special educational needs and disabilities and women in underrepresented skill sectors such as construction.

“We’re committed to developing a representation among our competitors that reflects the richness in the diversity of the UK population by improving access to competition participation.

“I urge competitors who believe they may be eligible for support to email us straightaway at supportfund@worldskillsuk.org to register their interest.”

Justine Pernice, WorldSkills UK Senior Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager
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