The Denbighshire People and Skills Key Fund is supported by Denbighshire County Council and is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to provide support into employment

Denbighshire People and Skills Key Fund


This Key Fund will deliver on Denbighshire’s mission to support the provision of quality employability support including, learning and training, that enables people of all ages to fulfil their employment potential, both personally and professionally. It will also contribute to the delivery of SPF’s People and Skills priority objectives:

  • Boost core skills and support adults to progress in work, by targeting adults with no or low-level qualifications and skills in maths, and upskill the working population, yielding personal and societal economic impact, and by encouraging innovative approaches to reducing adult learning barriers.
  • Reduce levels of economic inactivity through investment in bespoke, intensive, life and employment support tailored to local need using one-to-one keyworker support to improve employment outcomes for specific cohorts who face labour market barriers.
  • Support people furthest from the labour market to overcome barriers to work by providing cohesive, locally tailored support, including access to basic skills.
  • Support local areas to fund gaps in local skills provision to support people to progress in work, and supplement local adult skills provision.

The Key Fund can support up to 100% of eligible costs.  Given the relatively short timescale of UKSPF delivery, match funding is optional i.e not mandatory.  The Key Fund will accommodate as much flexibility as possible with regards to the value of grant requested.



Who can apply? 

The following types of organisations may apply for funds, however, all applicants must have a track record of operating in Denbighshire:

Constituted voluntary or community organisations

  • Registered charities
  • Constituted groups or clubs
  • Not-for-profit companies or Community Interest Companies (social enterprises)
  • Schools (as long as your project involves and benefits the local community)
  • Statutory body (including town, parish and community council)
  • Public sector bodies

Project proposals can be made by a consortium of groups, but where this is the case, a lead partner should be identified in the Project’s Proposal/Application Form.

Commercial businesses or Individuals cannot propose projects to the Key Fund.

All applicants must have a constitution and bank account as a minimum.

How to apply? 


Full details of the People & Key Skills Fund can be found in the Guidance Notes.

Expression an Interest (Optional)

Complete an Expression of Interest form online on the Cadwyn Clwyd Key Funds Portal by clicking this link here if you wish to have an initial discussion with one of Cadwyn Clwyd’s Officers about your proposed project BEFORE you make a full application.(EOI Deadline – Friday 17/05/2024)


Apply for Key Funding

Complete an Application form online on the Cadwyn Clwyd Key Funds Portal by clicking this link here to make a full application. (Application Deadline – Friday 31/05/2024). NB All projects must be completed by Friday 29/11/2024.

For further information contact Dawn Johnson at Cadwyn Clwyd:

01490 340500