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ReAct Funding | ReAct Funded Training Courses

Welsh Assembly Government funded training courses to help Welsh residents who are facing redundancy, or have been made unemployed within the past 12 months.

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If you’ve been made redundant or have become unemployed within the last 12 months, or you are currently under the notice of redundancy, you could be entitled to ReAct funding to retrain or update your skills. If you’ve got a new employer lined up, they too could get funding towards your wages and further training.

What is ReAct Funding?

The Redundancy Action Scheme (ReAct) is a programme of funding for training provided by the Welsh Government for people living in Wales who are facing redundancy or due to become unemployed, for whatever reason.

You can receive a training award of up to £1,500 to help you get the skills and qualifications you need to boost your CV and land a job. You can train while you are job hunting or you can go on courses to get the skills you need even if you plan to become self employed eventually.

Did You know

ReAct funding will cover 100% of your training costs (up to a maximum of £1500) and it can even help towards the costs of travelling to the courses, overnight accommodation (where appropriate), childcare and extra support.

Who is eligible?

Support under the ReAct scheme is available for individuals who:

  • Live in Wales
  • Be 16 years old or over
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK

In addition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

1) Have been made redundant in the past 12 months or have become unemployed for a reason other than redundancy in the past 12 months and who are currently unemployed. Applicants must not have not been in continuous employment for 6 weeks or more between the date they became unemployed and the date of the ReAct grant application

2) Are currently under notice of redundancy

3) Have not undertaken any publicly funded training since being made redundant or unemployed, including the work-based learning suite of programmes such as an apprenticeship

How do I apply?

Contact us and we will put you in contact with one of our ReAct Funding training advisers to discuss your preferred courses in greater detail and outline your next steps. If you are then happy to proceed, we will help complete your funding paperwork and be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have. 

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Speak to one of our ReAct funding training advisers today. Contact us by phone, webchat or email to arrange an appointment.

What courses can I do?

There is a large number of training courses available under the ReAct training programme, from a range of specialist training providers. Your Careers Wales adviser will be able to help point you in the right direction to find a suitable course and training provider for your learning requirements. 

At NILC, we specialise in IT and Project Management and offer over 500 courses and certifications. A few examples of the skills and qualifications we can help you with are:

1) Project and Programme Management

2) Microsoft Office Applications

3) Bookkeeping, Accounts and Payroll

4) ECDL Accredited IT Courses

5) Social Media and Digital Marketing Skills

6) IT Service Management

Did You know

For some of our ReAct funded courses we offer discounted training bundles, allowing you to complete multiple courses and maximise your £1500.00 training grant. Please speak to one of our team members to find out about our latest training offers. 

Have a question about ReAct funded training courses? Speak to one of our learning advisers today.

What support can I obtain?

Under the ReAct scheme the following financial support is available:

  • 100% of training costs to acquire new skills (up to a maximum of £1,500)
  • Help towards the cost of travelling to training courses
  • Overnight accommodation costs, where appropriate
  • A contribution towards childcare costs whilst training (subject to limits and conditions)
  • Help with the cost of special equipment to remove barriers to training


If you’re offered a job, your new employer could get funding for taking you on.  The Recruitment and Training element of ReAct could give your employer:

  • Up to £3000 for taking you on
  • Up to £1000 towards the cost of training

How can I attend my courses?

Our priority is to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for all our delegates and to ensure nothing stands in your way of your developing your career. As a result we offer a range of flexible training options, allowing you to pick your preferred learning method.

Classroom Training

Our classroom training courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses come with the IT and physical equipment you need and take place at one of our learning venues.

All classroom courses currently have additional safety procedures in place, such as reduced delegate capacity, hand-sanitising stations, staggered start and finish times and one-way systems (where available) to ensure our learning environments remain safe and provide the same high-quality learning experience for you.

Virtual-Live Training

Our virtual training courses allow you to access live training from the same expert instructors that deliver our face-to-face courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual-live courses follow the exact same format as our classroom courses and learners will be able to interact in real-time with our trainers and other course delegates. 

Did You know

We limit the number of delegates that attend our classroom and virtual courses to ensure you receive a focused and personalised training experience.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

What is ReAct Funding?

The ReAct programme provides a package of support to help people gain new skills, overcome obstacles and improve their chances of returning to work after becoming unemployed on or after the 1st January 2020. The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Government (WG).

How do I apply for ReAct Funding?

If you wish to apply for the ReAct Vocational Training grant, you first need to see a Careers Adviser at your local Careers Wales office. Once Careers Wales have given you your application pack, you can send this to us at [email protected], and one of our ReAct training advisers will complete the relevant forms with the courses you wish to complete. If you wish to speak to us at any point during the application process, please call 01633 256482.

How much funding can I receive from ReAct?

The ReAct grant can provide up to a maximum of £1,500 for you to attend training courses in order to gain new skills and qualifications.

Am I eligible for a ReAct grant?

The ReAct grant is funded by the Welsh Government for individuals living in Wales and:  

  1. Have become unemployed on or since 1 January 2020 as a result of redundancy, are currently unemployed, and who have not been in continuous employment for 6 weeks or more between the date they were made redundant and the date of the ReAct grant application
  2. Are currently under formal notice of redundancy
  3. Have become unemployed for reasons other than redundancy on or since 1 January 2020, are currently unemployed, and who have not been in continuous employment for 6 weeks or more between the date of unemployment and the date of the ReAct grant application 
  4. Have not undertaken any publicly funded training since being made redundant or unemployed, including the work-based learning suite of programmes such as an apprenticeship
Can I split the grant across multiple courses

Yes. The ReAct training grant can be used on any number of courses, up to a maximum of £1500. You can also split the grant between multiple training providers.

What courses can I complete with ReAct funding?

All of NILC’s training courses can be funded using the ReAct training grant. We also have a number of training course packages available for ReAct funded customers, which can often work out better value if you are looking to complete multiple courses with us. 

Do ReAct funded courses include VAT?

No. As the ReAct grant is Welsh Government funded, all training courses which are being funded using the grant will exclude VAT up to the maximum amount of £1500. If your course costs go above the £1500 grant this will be eligible for VAT.

What if my courses cost more than the ReAct grant?

If the courses you want to take cost more than the £1500 ReAct grant, you will pay the remaining balance yourself to your chosen training provider. No payments should be made to your training provider until you have received confirmation from ReAct that your application has been approved. Please note any additional amounts above the £1500 grant are eligible for VAT.

What support is available through ReAct?
  • A vocational training grant to help you get the skills you need to find a new job; the maximum grant is £1500.
  • An Extra Support grant to help you with expenses such as travel and accommodation costs; in some cases, ReAct may be able to help with special equipment you need for training if you consider yourself to have a disability or a work-limiting health condition and the training provider can’t help. The maximum Extra Support grant is £200.
  • Help with registered childcare costs when you’re training. The Welsh Government can pay up to £12 per day for 1 child and £20 per day for 2 or more children for a maximum of 26 weeks, up to a maximum of £2600.
  • If you find a new job, the Welsh Government can also provide your new employer with help towards your wages and any job-related training costs. This is known as Employer Recruitment and Training Support and more information can be found at Business Wales. (Important – Your employer will have to apply for this grant and it must be approved by the Welsh Government before you start your employment)
Is ReAct funding available when I'm on furlough?

If you’re on furlough and you haven’t been made redundant, you can’t access the ReAct retraining fund. There are however other funding sources available for people on furlough. Please contact us to find out more information regarding this funding. 

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All quoted prices are exclusive of VAT for consumers who pay no VAT or can recover VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20% for consumers that are required to pay VAT. All course bookings are subject to availability.