Funding & Grants Available for our Courses


At Kay's School of Floristry we can offer you advice and guidance on career choices within the Flower Industry. There are various agencies that can offer career guidance  for all career path and help you make informed decisions.  These Agencies also offer some funding for training and education and depending on your personal circumstances.

It is very important that you have done some research into the Course / Courses you are requesting funding for.  When applying you will need to be conscious that this course will enhance your career or employment prospects. (working in the flower industry_ or lead to self employment .

Here is some information that may help you: 

Skillnet Funding


We have a few Skillnet Networks that help fund some of our Training Courses. These are NOTS.ie  & Galway Executive Skillnet

You must be registered with the appropriate network relative to the course they are funding to avail of this funding. Skillnet Funded Course are listed on our Course Calendar. Contact us by email for the appropriate Paper Work to apply for this funding. 

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Funding for the Unemployed

Training Support Grant (TSG) 2017

This is designed to fund quick access to short term training  for individual jobseekers that have identified work opportunities or where Case Officers have identified an immediate skills gap that represents an obstacle to taking up a job offer.

A maximum amount of €500 per annum may be  available within a 12 month period for each Jobseeker, where appropriate. This is the overall total for each jobseeker, regardless of the number of courses sought/required.

Application for TSG Funding 

Quotaion from Kays Flower School should be forward to your Case Officer.

Accreditation of Provider and Training Form to be completed by Kays Flower School & the application form forwarded on to your case officer.

Approval of Funding 

 An approval and Verification Form will be posted to the applicant.  This Form will show the TSG Funding amount and must be completed by both Kays flower School and yourself the applicant upon completion of the training.  This Approval form is like your cheque and must be forward on to Kays along with the balance of your course prior to beginning your training. 

If you wish to apply for funding contact our office by email and  we will issue you with a Quotation and documentation  which you can bring to your Case Officer 

Primary Eligible Payments

  • Jobseeker's Allowance and Jobseekers Transition (incl. Casuals)
  • Jobseeker's Benefit (incl. Casuals)

Other Eligible Payments/Schemes

  • One Parent Family Payment
  • Signing for credits
  • Blind Pension
  • Deserted Wife's Benefit (DWB)
  • Farm/Fish Assist (FA)
  • Disability Allowance
  • Widows/Widowers Contributory or Non-Contributory Pension
  • Illness Benefit for 6 months or more
  • Qualified Adults of Jobseekers payment, who are job seeking.


Case officers may also support jobseekers who are participating on one of the Department's funded work placement programmes – as set out below – or where a person on another DSP payment, not listed above other than State pension, have an identified work/activation opportunity.

  • Tús
  • Gateway
  • RSS
  • JobBridge

Local Employment Services, known as LES (Obair) Partnerships Schemes offer a wide range of services from career planning to job searching and they can advise you if you are entitled to funding and how and where to get it. The Social Welfare or FAS may refer you to a jobs facilitator or Training Incentive officer.


The Education Finance Board - also has a range of grants and funding for individuals
 This website provides information on course fees and details on eligibility requirements for free fees. In addition, you will find out all you need to know about other sources of assistance for students, such as the Fund for Students with Disabilities, the Back to Education Allowance, the Student Assistance Fund and the Millennium Partnership Fund. You can find answers to possible questions you may have by accessing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

 Local Enterprise Office 

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) provide a range of financial supports designed to assist with the establishment and/or growth of enterprises (limited company, individuals/sole trader, cooperatives and partnerships) employing up to ten people.

These include:

These financial supports are designed to provide a flexible suite of supports to LEO clients and potential clients.   

Enterprise Ireland - Established SME Funding 

Funding decisions are determined by the;

  • Need for financial support for the project
  • Potential employment and sales growth
  • Previous funding provided to the company
  • Regional location of the company