1 April 2020

Expansion of CITB Skills and Training Fund

CITB has expanded its Skills and Training Fund to include both small and medium businesses from Wednesday 1 April.  The fund was previously only open to small businesses, with up to 99 employees and has now been expanded to include medium sized businesses with between 100 and 250 employees.

Funding of between £5,000 (up to 49 employees) and £25,000 (up to 250 employees) is now available to cover the cost of training and other skills development activity.  The fund covers construction-specific, grant-eligible training where it has not been undertaken in the business previously, and management and leadership training.

To be eligible, businesses are required to:

  • Set out their training activity, typically for a period of 12 months, although multi-year plans are available.
  • Demonstrate the training will contribute to their business’ productivity and help them to become more efficient and profitable.
  • Demonstrate the training is construction focused, impactful and represents good value for money.

Applicants are required to complete a short application form and provide details about the training or activity their business requires funding for. The funding criteria, an application form and guidance notes are available on the CITB website.