Grant SLIM

Subsidy for learning & development within SMEs

Increase your effectiveness by investing ‘SLIM’ in your staff. SMEs can apply for grants to establish a business school, get career advice for their employees, or keep their employees’ skills up to date. In addition to SMEs, larger companies from the catering/hospitality, agriculture and recreation sectors can also claim subsidies.

What does SLIM entail?
The money can be used to stimulate and strengthen an educational working environment in your company, but also to enable employees with a vulnerable position on the labor market to receive tailor-made vocational training.

SLIM Projects can include (or a combination of):

  • conducting an organization scan
  • Mapping the internal training/education needs of companies and/or personnel
  • Obtaining career and development advice
  • Set up and implement a business school or talent Academy (independently or under the guidance of an external consultant)
  • Stimulating an educational environment, for example by:
    • developing an e-learning program
    • setting up and implementing a knowledge and learning portal
  • Developing / advising tailor-made training for employees in a vulnerable position
  • Allowing employees to follow (part of) MBO programs ‘third learning path’ during their work

Please note: you cannot receive a subsidy for training costs, but you can, for example, receive a subsidy for the creation of the educational programs or the preparatory discussions.

How much is the subsidy?
You can receive a maximum of € 24,999 for the SLIM scheme. The subsidy reimburses 60% to 80% of the costs. Both wage costs of our own personnel and costs of third parties (consultants) are eligible.

Applications can be submitted in March and September. For partnerships, this is from April to June. Assessment of applications works according to the “First Come, First Serve” principle, unless the subsidy is exceeded: then all applications will be drawn in a lottery, whereby the applications with the highest draw will be examined and assessed first until there is no more budget.