Our Aim: Highland & Moray Accredited Training Services (HiMATS) Bursary: Supporting Personal Development, aims to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities for personal development to maximise their full potential.
Our reason: We recognise that means-tested financial support sometimes uses too broad a brush to prioritise funding allocations, and that at times other less obvious financial barriers can make it difficult to take advantage of training opportunities for example, loss of salary when attending training, transport costs, childcare costs etc.
What you can apply for: If you would like to attend or enrol on a HiMATS course and have been unable to access Local Authority, ILA, SAAS funding or financial support from your employer, please complete our Bursary Application form.
We may also fund: HiMATS Bursary Trustees may also consider applications for learning & development opportunities provided by other agencies for example, attending a conference or event that will enhance your learning and development. E.g. A Childcare Modern Apprentice receiving financial support to attend a conference such as Play Scotland, Education Scotland or a Highland Council training event, a Management SVQ candidate receiving financial support to attend a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) conference or event.
To qualify for a HiMATS Bursary: you must meet at least three of the following criteria:
Your application for a HiMATS Bursary:
Our time-frame: On receipt of your application form, we will check that you are not eligible for other funding e.g. ILA funding, and will inform you of the outcome of your application within two working weeks.
Payment and reimbursement:
If you are applying for childcare costs or transport costs we require receipts along with your completed Claim Form to enable us to reimburse you. This payment will be made as quickly as possible within two working weeks.
Word applications should be sent to:
Fairways Leisure Ltd
Fairways Business Park
Inverness IV2 6AA