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To help employees and self-employed professionals who have less or no work as a result of the corona crisis, the support scheme NL leert door (the Netherlands keeps on learning) has been set up. This scheme is meant to give participants insight into and help them increase their chances on the labour market.
The scheme consists of two subsidies:
- temporary subsidy NL leert door (scholing) (NLLD-S, in Dutch), for training
- temporary subsidy NL leert door through development advice (NLLD-OA, in Dutch)
You can use the subsidies in case:
- You use the temporary emergency bridging measure NOW and are therefore obliged to stimulate your employees to take retraining or reskilling courses.
- An employee of yours has to find another job because of the corona crisis.
- You are a self-employed professional (zzp'er) and want to increase your chances to find work.
The maximum amount you will receive for a retraining project is €1,000. At most €700 is available for an advice process.
Please note: at this moment you cannot apply for the development advice programme. The subsidy limit for 2020 has been reached.
Who can apply?
Anyone between the ages of 18 up to retirement age with ties to the Dutch labour market can participate:
- self-employed professionals without personnel (zzp-ers),
- flex workers, and
- unemployed persons
in the Netherlands, Bonaire, Saba or St. Eustatius.
The training trajectory should conform to the criteria for NLDD-S (in Dutch). It should be relevant and participants should receive a certificate after they complete the training. Trainers should offer their services free of charge if they have been granted the subsidy.
Free online training for your employees
As an employer (in Dutch) you can point out this scheme to your employees, to help them find the right (online) training (in Dutch). This way they can better their knowledge, skills and experience to find another job or to help your company be more prepared for the future.
How to apply?
Temporary subsidy NL leert door through development advice
Please note: the limit for NL leert door (through development advice) (in Dutch) for development advice for 2020 has been reached, you can no longer apply. For 2021, new funds will be made available. Participating individuals can then apply again with a qualified career counsellor who participates in the NL leert door (through development advice) (in Dutch).
Career counsellors can apply for the subsidy after a development advice process has ended through mijnuitvoeringvanbeleidszw.nl (my implementation of policy, in Dutch) from 1 October 2020 until 1 March 2021, 17:00 hours. Career counsellors could register their development advice programmes through the development advice portal (in Dutch) from 1 August.
Temporary subsidy NL leert door (scholing)
You can no longer apply for the temporary subsidy NL leert door (scholing) (in Dutch). Partnerships could apply from 2 through 16 November 2020, 17:00 hours (in Dutch). Trainers and training collectives could apply from 1-15 October 2020, 17:00 hours.
14 training institutions have been selected for the subsidy. Their selection of (online) training options can be found through a search engine (in Dutch).
The applicant must submit a request to determine the subsidy at the latest on 1 October 2021, 17:00 hours, through the form on www.mijnuitvoeringvanbeleidszw.nl (in Dutch).