How to Join the ARC Partnership

Process for joining the ARC 2019/2020 Partnership:

To join the ARC Partnership, please complete the following 4 forms, you will also find useful information on the Skills for Care documents listed in the Guidance and Documentation section.

  • WDF Members Declaration Form 2019-20 (only required for new Partners).

The main page is for your establishment details if just one establishment, or for the Head Office/main establishment of a group. The additional sheets are to record details where there are multiple establishments/worksites, each with their own ASC-Workforce Data Set number, under which you anticipate you will claim WDF for the employees through ARC. An establishment can only be a member of one WDF partnership at a time.

  • ARC Partnership Agreement 2019-20–one Partnership Agreement only is required for your group or establishment.
  • BACS Funding Form 2019-20 – if your organisation has more than one bank account, we require one BACS form for each account with the relevant ASC – Workforce Data Set numbers.
  • Workforce plan for employers – please complete this with reference to the Skills for Care ‘Funded qualifications and learning programmes 2019-20 (Feb 19)’ to provide a realistic estimate of funding you are seeking.

All the above forms need to be signed, typed signatures are not accepted.  Then forward the completed forms by email to or post to WDF Team, Association for Real Change, 10a Marsden Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1JY

When we receive the completed forms we will forward your WDF Members Declaration Form to Skills for Care. If Skills for Care confirm their acceptance of your establishment/s you will be added to the ARC Partnership. We will email to advise you that your Partnership has been processed and we are ready to accept claims from you. At this stage if you are not up to date with your ASC – WDS we will advise you that you need to take action to resolve this. Note: if your ASC-WDS has not been updated since 1st April 2019 we will not be able to process your claims.