Did you know that as many as 2.5 million Dutch people between the ages of 16 and 65 have great difficulty reading, writing and / or calculating? In high tech, the Netherlands attracts many developers / engineers from abroad who have not yet mastered the Dutch language. Because the cabinet wants to tackle language skills, the action program "Tel mee met taal" has been developed. Various parties are associated with the program, such as the Ministries of the Interior, OCW, SZW and VWS. Are there employees within your company who have not yet mastered the Dutch language well? Apply now for a subsidy to improve the language skills of your staff.
Do you want to tackle low literacy within your organization? Training that leads to the improvement of language, numeracy and digital skills is covered by this subsidy scheme.
Who is the subsidy for?
Watch out for high tech companies with expats! This form of subsidy is relevant for companies that employ migrant workers and companies in a very tight labor market employing expats / knowledge workers.
This subsidy scheme is therefore not only intended for Dutch people who have difficulty reading, writing and / or calculating. Foreign developers / engineers working at Dutch tech companies can also benefit from the subsidy program. These international employees often do not speak the Dutch language. That is why "tel mee met taal" program contributes to their personal development, which improves cooperation with Dutch colleagues.
Which projects are eligible?
Projects aimed at tackling low literacy are eligible for this subsidy. Subsidy is available for 3 types of projects:
How much is the subsidy?
In the table below you will find an overview of the subsidy amounts.
When is the deadline?
You can apply for the "Tel mee met taal" subsidy from January 1st to February, 28th 2021. Applications for experiments are qualitatively assessed. If the subsidy ceiling is exceeded in the applications for employers, a draw will take place.
The budget for 2021 is € 10,725,000. € 1.3 million is available for subsidy applications aimed at low-language parents. € 8.8 million is available for subsidy applications by employers. The budget for experiments is € 625,000.