Flexible and structured funds

This funding focuses on the most needed construction training areas chosen in consultation with construction companies in 2015. Our aim is to help build a skilled workforce that will boost the industry in the long-term.

This type of funding is for construction skills and training projects not supported by other CITB funding, like the grants scheme.

2017 funding windows (excluding skills and training)

Dates

Funds

2 February 2017 - 7 March 2017 (except Commission) / 13 March 2017 Commission

Flexible

  • Innovation
  • Enhanced Incentives
  • Assessor Infrastructure (commission)*

Structured

  • Enhanced Incentives
2 May - 29 May 2017

Flexible

  • Innovation
  • Enhanced Incentives
  • Assessor Infrastructure (commission)*
  • Productivity (commission – guidance documents published May 2017, applications from September 2017)*

Structured

  • Infrastructure
  • Educational Engagement – (commission - career pathways)*
5 September  2017 - 2 October 2017

Flexible

  • Innovation
  • Enhanced Incentives
  • Bricklaying (commission)*
  • Assessor Infrastructure (commission)*
  • Productivity (commission – applications)*

Structured

  • Infrastructure
  • Educational Engagement - Higher Education (commission)*

*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

Flexible Funding

Flexible funding 

Type of funding Who can apply Value and duration This funding is for
Assessor infrastructure (commission)

 

 

Dependent on particular commission

  • CITB-registered employers
  • Construction federations and trade associations
  • CITB-funded training groups

Up to £500,000

0-18 months
For current commissions see the commission web page or the window schedule below
Productivity (commission)

Collaborations of at least three eligible partners:

  • CITB-registered employers
  • Construction federations and trade associations
  • CITB-funded training groups

Up to £500,000

0-18 months

Projects with the aim of reducing defects and errors to increase productivity
Enhanced incentives

Collaborations of at least three eligible partners:

  • CITB-registered employers
  • Construction federations and trade associations
  • CITB-funded training groups

Up to £500,000

0-18 months

Additional support for priority areas

Incentives for training through additional funding

Intervention where training need is identified

Innovation

Collaborations of at least three eligible partners:

  • CITB-registered employers
  • Construction federations and trade associations
  • CITB-funded training groups

Up to £500,000

0-18 months

Development or delivery transferrable solutions which are innovative or new to the sector, associated with training and upskilling.
Skills and training
  • CITB-registered employers with up to 99 employees
  • Construction federations and trade associations

Up to £10K

0-18 months

Skills and training activities essential to the construction industry, like:

  • upskilling programmes
  • multiskilling programmes 
  • training support materials

Structured funding

Structured funding
Type of funding Who can apply Value and duration This funding is for
Infrastructure support

Collaborations of at least three eligible partners:

  • CITB-registered employers
  • Construction federations and trade associations
  • CITB-funded training group

£100k - £3m

18 months – 5 years
Enabling the supply or demand of training and upskilling on a large scale
Educational engagement (commission)

Collaborations of at least three eligible partners:

  • CITB-registered employers
  • Construction federations and trade associations
  • CITB-funded training groups

£100k - £3m

18 months – 5 years
Themes are specific to particular windows – see Commissions page for more information

Research investment fund

Learn more about the research investment fund pilot held in 2016 

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