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First published:
18 May 2022
Last updated:


6 May 2022


ATISN 16250 – Support for Businesses

Information requested

Thank you for your request which I received on 13 April 2022.  You asked for:

The amount of funding support from Welsh Government, if any, and reasons for the funding for the following companies:

  • Airbus
  • Aston Martin
  • Babcock
  • BCB International
  • Curtiss-Wright
  • Qioptic (Excelitas)
  • Faun Trackway
  • General Dynamics
  • Iris NDT
  • James Fisher
  • Kent Periscopes
  • Magellan Aerospace
  • Qinetic
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls Royce
  • Senior (Flexonics)
  • Thales Group
  • Toyota
  • Trelleborg

Our response

The information you have requested is as follows:


Offer Date Amount Purpose
27/07/2018 2,270,000.00 Airbus Endeavr Wales
01/07/2018 1,400,000.00 Airbus Endeavr Wales
05/01/2017 10,070.00 Airbus Industrial Cadets
31/10/2017 4,964.00 Airbus Saturday Engineering Club
01/08/2018 1,418,343.00 Flexible Skills Programme
01/09/2018 1,656,219.33 Flexible Skills Programme
01/09/2018 1,102,773.34 Flexible Skills Programme
01/09/2020 952,173.00 Flexible Skills Programme
19/05/2021 265,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme
19/05/2021 200,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme
19/05/2021 35,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme

Aston Martin

Offer Date Amount Purpose
20/03/2018 11,500,000.00 Aston Martin RDI
08/08/2017 5,800,000.00 Aston Martin RBF
08/06/2016 150,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme
01/04/2017 100,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme
01/04/2018 350,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme
10/04/2019 250,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme
01/04/2020 100,000.00 Flexible Skills Programme

Babcock Training

Offer Date Amount Purpose
29/04/2016 1,250.00 VOC Training
03/04/2017 1,500.00 VOC Training
06/01/2017 1,500.00 VOC Training

BCB International

Offer Date Amount Purpose
09/06/2014 111,760.00 Growth Prosperity Fund



Faun Trackway

Offer Date Amount Purpose
31/01/2016 6,000.00 Business Wales Start up grant

General Dynamics


Iris NDT Ltd


James Fisher

Offer Date Amount Purpose
15/11/2018 64,156.00 Finance to aid capital investment

Kent Periscopes


Magellan Aerospace

Offer Date Amount Purpose
21/11/2018 11,719.00 Flexible Skills Programme
10/12/2018 30,430.50 Flexible Skills Programme




Offer Date Amount Purpose
15/01/2022 2,500.00 Flexible Skills Programme


Offer Date Amount Purpose
19/01/2016 4,279.00 Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge
30/11/2017 6,805.00 Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge

Rolls Royce


Senior Flexonics



Offer Date Amount Purpose
03/09/2021 200,000.00 Thales UK Ltd Temp Build Hybrid 1
24/03/2021 3,500,000.00 Thales UK Ltd EFF Resilient Works
06/01/2020 11,400,000.00 Thales UK Ltd NDEC


Offer Date Amount Purpose
18/12/2020 375,000.00 Funding to aid capital investment (decarbonisation)
20/09/2017 41,430.06 Flexible Skills Programme
29/09/2021 5,147.50 Flexible Skills Programme


Offer Date Amount Purpose
20/03/2018 175,000.00 Finance to aid capital investment

Next steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:

Information Rights Unit, 
Welsh Government,
Cathays Park, 
CF10 3NQ 

or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.   

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 
SK9 5AF.

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely