Flexible and structured funds

Flexible and Structured funds invest in solutions that can be transferred from one employer to another, where there is an evidence base and an appropriate solution doesn’t exist, and where the need isn’t adequately met by other CITB funding, like the grants scheme.

  • Flexible Fund is for short projects, lasting up to 18 months.
  • Structured Fund is for longer projects, lasting from 18 months to five years

Each fund contains options in which industry is invited to identify an issue and propose a solution (project). Where CITB identifies an issue through its own evidence base, it may publish a commissioned opportunity* within fund options. 

As successful applicants receive levy funds for industry benefit, CITB will retain the IPR rights on funded projects.  This is to ensure IPR created through levy funds reaches the widest possible audience through availability to all. The funds are a social investment and not to be used for commercial exploitation.

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Application window schedule*

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Opens on

Fund

Option

Commission

5 September 2017

Structured

Infrastructure

Assessment Infrastructure

Educational Engagement 

Higher Education Engagement 

Schools Engagement

Flexible

Innovation

Productivity

Enhanced Incentives

Assessor Infrastructure

 

Opens on

Fund

Option

Commission

8 January 2018

Structured

Options TBC

TBC

Options TBC

TBC

Flexible

Options TBC

TBC

Options TBC

TBC

 

Opens on

Fund

Option

Commission

7 May 2018

Structured

Options TBC

TBC

Options TBC

TBC

Flexible

Options TBC

TBC

Options TBC

TBC

 

Opens on

Fund

Option

Commission

3 September 2018

Structured

Options TBC

TBC

Options TBC

TBC

Flexible

Options TBC

TBC

Options TBC

TBC

*All commissions subject to change without notice, when not part of an open application window

2017 funding windows (skills and training)

The flexible: skills and training fund option is open from 7 February 2017 to 20 November 2017.  You can submit an application at any time during this period, and accumulated applications will be scored at six points in the window:

At each scheduled point, all applications which have accumulated since the last point will be evaluated and those applicants will be notified of decisions.

Window opens 7 February 2017
Review point 1 6 March 2017
Review point 2 24 April 2017
Review point 3 29 May 2017
Review point 4 17 July 2017
Review point 5 2 October 2017
Review point 6 20 November 2017
Window closes 20 November 2017
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