Get your training with us subsidised

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Did you know that employers and employees can benefit from financial support and subsidies for training courses? If you are based in Belgium, there are two ways of slashing the cost of your training with us. Cefora offers subsidies for both employers and employees, while the Small Business Act reimburses up to 50% of the cost of training for small and medium-sized firms in the Brussels-Capital region.

Make sure you meet the general conditions to apply and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the coaching options we offer and ways we can help you reduce the costs of your training.

1. Cefora

Financial support for employees

Cefora is a training agency based in Brussels offering reimbursements for training activities. For example, employees can benefit from a reduction of up to 375€ if they sign up for a training plan on their own initiative. Read the general conditions to apply here (in French and Dutch).

Subsidies for employers

Employers can ask for a subsidy for trainings organised for their employees. Here are the rates:

Employees above 55 years old
As part of a training plan? Per day* Par half day* Language courses
Yes 80 € 40 € 14 € / h
No 40 € 20 € 7 € / h
* half day = 3-5 h
* day = >6 h
Employees up to 55 years old
As part of a training plan? Per day* Per half day* Language courses
Yes 40 € 20 € 7 € / h
No No subsidy No subsidy No subsidy
* half day = 3-5 h
* full day = >6 heures

You can find more information on the Cefora scheme (in French and Dutch) on the website:

General enquiries: or 078 15 36 08. 

2. Brussels-Capital Region and the Small Business Act

The Brussels-Capital Region supports entrepreneurs by promoting training via the Small Business Act action plan. Whether you are an employer, self-employed or a start-up, you can apply for specific subsidies such as the training fund service vouchers (documents only in French and Dutch) that reimburse up to 50% of the training cost!

The procedure: general conditions to apply

Two criteria are taken into account: your main activity and the size of your enterprise.

To apply for the scheme, make sure your main activity meets the required conditions covered by the scheme. Some areas covered are the following: training, external consultants (audits, one-off projects), exports, investment, hiring for specific projects. The entire list is available here (only in French and Dutch).

If your company contributes to the social economy, you can apply for a specific support scheme here (in French and Dutch). The Brussels-Capital Region also subsidises projects supporting Brussels’ economy and employment. Follow the link ‘call for projects’.

The size of your company is another requirement to meet to apply for grants and subsidies. How can you define the size of your enterprise? Refer to this link.


Support for external training 
% of financial aid 50% of the training cost
Minimum per training 500 € / training
Maximum per training 3.000 €/ training
Maximum per year 3 trainings / year

Contact details:

Bruxelles Economie et Emploi
Email : Contact form
Phone 02 800 34 64

About Aurelie Vo Thi

A graduate in advertising from the IHECS school of communication and European affairs from ULB, Aurélie worked in the European Parliament and a child-rights organisation in London before joining Clear Europe.

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