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Grants to access training and employment

A helping hand to get you back on track

To support our mission of transforming homes, lives and neighbourhoods in our region, we offer small grants to residents and their families to aid access to training and employment.

The grants will be in the form of one off payments which will support course costs, course materials or offer assistance to attending employment interviews which take place outside of the Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter areas.


The grant scheme will be open to all residents or members of their family who apply and keep to the terms of their tenancy agreement, for example:

  • Rent accounts should be clear, or for accounts in arrears regular agreed reductions received over a period of at least 12 weeks.
  • Properties and gardens should be kept to a reasonable standard.
  • No members of the household should cause nuisance or Antisocial¬†Behaviour.

Making an Application

When a tenant or member of their family has requested an application form they will first be assessed for eligibility along the terms listed above. If they are found to be ineligible to apply, they will be advised in writing, giving details of action they need to take to become eligible.

Application forms need to be completed giving as much information as possible about the person applying, the purpose of their application and the amount of grant applied for.

Grants will be available up to a maximum of £500 per application.

On going costs for courses or equipment cannot be met under this scheme. It is therefore important that applicants are able to support themselves for any continuing training.

Expenses for attending interviews will be applicable only to journeys made to interviews outside of the Burton or Uttoxeter areas, depending on where the applicant lives.

All claims for course fees or materials must be supported by the production of invoices or receipts.

All travel expenses must be supported by receipts once travel has occurred or tickets have been booked.

Trent & Dove Housing will verify the information given in application forms. It is therefore important that all contact details for course tutors or job interviews are given.

Click here to download the Application Form.

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