On the 18th February 2017, the GMB’s Regional Learning Fund was renamed the Jo Cox GMB Learning Fund in memory of the late Jo Cox, MP for Batley & Spen. We want to make sure her legacy and values continue through the work we do at GMB and beyond in our communities, and what better way than to support our members in their learning and training aspirations.
This fund was created to assist GMB members with education and training costs in a bid to help them progress in their jobs but equally as important, it is there to help members who are out of work and who need to up-skill so they can secure future employment. It is primarily aimed at members of the GMB who are on the unemployed rate. Details of the terms and conditions of the ‘Regional Learning Fund’ and an application form can be found below.
Please remember to have previously liaised with your workplace Union Learning Representative or Branch Learning Representative, Full-time Officer, the Regional Learning Committee, the Regional Project or the Learning Co-ordinator in your area. This must be done prior to applying for funding. It may well be that one of the above could assist you in obtaining the training course that you are about to apply for funding, free of charge in the first instance.