Many of the bids to secure government funding for social care
training projects are likely to fail because the training fund is
nearly three times over-subscribed.
The 55 applications received by TOPSS England for the £3m
set aside for national projects total £8.2m. The remaining
£12m of the total £15m fund for 2002-3 has been divided
between TOPSS England’s nine regional training forums. Although
none of the regions have finalised figures, they too are expected
to be massively over-subscribed.