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Temporary support scheme NL leert door (NL keeps on learning)

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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:

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 was 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:

  • employees,
  • 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 certain demands (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.

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?

Partnerships can apply for the temporary subsidy NL leert door (scholing) from 2 through 16 November 2020, 17:00 hours (in Dutch).

Trainers and training collectives could apply for the temporary subsidy NL leert door (scholing) from 1-15 October 2020, 17:00 hours.

If the budget runs out before the stated end date, the subsidy will close sooner.

Please note: the subsidy limit 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 (in Dutch) who participates in the NL leert door scheme.

Career counsellors could register their development advice programmes through the development advice portal from 1 August.

Career counsellors can apply for the subsidy after a development advice process has ended through (my implementation of policy) from 1 October 2020. You can apply until 1 March 2021, 17:00 hours.

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