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Workforce Development Funding (WDF) is a funding stream from the Department of Health, disbursed by Skills for Care

Association for Real Change (ARC) is a National Lead Partner disbursing the Workforce Development Fund, on behalf of Skills for Care, throughout the whole of England. The Workforce Development Fund enables Adult Social Care providers to claim funding towards the cost of completed eligible qualifications for their staff.


Grant Funding for WDF 2023/24 is Now Open!

We are pleased to inform you that the grant for the Workforce Development Fund in 2023/24 is now open for claims.

If you have not already done so, we are asking Partners to complete Partnership forms and return them to us as soon as possible. Please ensure you list all of the Organisations you may wish to make a claim for throughout 2023/24. If you need to add additional establishments, please do so on the Members-Declaration-Form-2023-24 and return to us.

ASC-WDS updates can be completed for the current year by visiting the Skills for Care website click here

We are also asking all organisations to update their ASC-WDS account and to send us a screenshot of your eligibility.  Once we have received your screenshot we can email you a copy of the Claim Form for you to send in any claims you may have.

If you have any questions or you need any help submitting your claims please contact [email protected]