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AI Training Grants Now Available!

Are you ready to take your organisation to the next level with cutting-edge AI skills? 

Introducing the Flexible AI Upskilling Fund pilot – a fantastic opportunity for businesses like yours to access grant funding for AI skills training.

Here's why you should take advantage of this opportunity:

  • £6.4 million in grant funding available for the financial year 2024-25.
  • Funding is for AI skills training procurement only, ensuring you invest in the expertise your business needs to thrive.
  • Eligible businesses with 1-249 employees in the UK can apply.
  • Cabinet Office Government Grants Managed Service will administer the scheme, ensuring transparent and efficient support.
  • Funding allocation via lottery, ensuring fairness and accessibility.

Please note the grants are  match-funded, meaning businesses are required to contribute 50% of the cost of the training. The grants are only available to eligible SIC codes: Find out more, check eligibility and register your interest on the Government website.


The Flexible AI Upskilling Fund pilot aims to boost AI adoption and productivity by encouraging employer-led investment in skills and training. With evidence showing a gap in AI skills hindering adoption, particularly in smaller companies, this initiative addresses a critical need in the market.

What the Money Can and Cannot Be Used For:

✅ Funding can be used for AI skills training procurement.

❌ Funding cannot be used for:

  •   Purchasing AI technologies
  • Business advice or consulting
  • Recruitment activity
  • Salaries, including work placement or internship salaries
  • Capital expenditure (e.g., land, buildings, equipment)

Key Dates to Remember:

  • Pre-launch information and Q&A session: 16 April 2024
  • Application window opens: 1 May 2024
  • Application window closes: 31 May 2024
  • Award letters issued: Summer 2024

Deadline for training delivery and grant funding reimbursement: 31 March 2025.

Don't miss this opportunity to equip your organisation with the AI skills needed to thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Book a quick 30-minute call by emailing to take the first steps in discussing AI and how you could leverage this grant to empower your business and workforce. 

Cosmic AI services:

🌟 AI Workforce Training: Cosmic offers comprehensive training programmes designed to upskill your workforce in AI technologies and applications. From introductory courses to advanced workshops, tailor-made solutions await. We have a fully-funded programme available until December 2024 which includes AI and digital skills training for your workforce, find out more here. 

📝 AI Policy Development: Navigating AI regulations and ethics is crucial. Cosmic's policy development services provide guidance to establish robust policies ensuring responsible and ethical AI deployment within your organisation.

💻 Tech Solutions: Looking to integrate AI seamlessly? Cosmic can advise and provide support in utilising CoPilot,  streamline processes, automate tasks, and unlock new opportunities for efficiency and innovation.