Grants scheme and how grants work

The CITB grants scheme provides grants for employers in the construction industry to train their workers.

The scheme helps to maintain health and safety standards on construction sites and to ensure the right skills are available for the industry to grow.

See the grants available and how you can claim

Who can claim a grant

You can claim grants if you are an employer registered with CITB and you send a Levy Return by 31 December each year. 

Small employers that don’t need to pay the levy can still claim grants. 

Grants aren’t paid to individual employees. If you are an employee, you can ask your employer if they are registered with CITB so they can get a grant for your training. 

How grants work

Grants are for training and qualifications completed in a grant scheme year (1 August to 31 July). 

You claim grants after your employee finishes their training or gains their qualification. If a course runs over more than one grant scheme year, you make separate claims for each year.

Grants for apprenticeships work slightly differently: you can start to claim a grant for their training as soon as you have registered him or her - you don’t need to wait for the apprenticeship to end. 

How to claim a grant

Each grant has slightly different rules. You can find information about how to claim on the individual grant pages. See a list of grants.

The deadline for making a claim is 31 October after the end of a grant scheme year.

When you receive your grant 

You usually receive your grant money within four weeks of submitting a claim, if the claim is successful. Grants are paid by direct debit or cheque.

Sometimes we need more information before we can pay a grant, and some claims are unsuccessful. 

Read about grant decisions and how to appeal

Help and more information

If you would like to discuss your grant options, contact our customer services team on 0344 994 4455 or email levy.grant@citb.co.uk.

Download the grant scheme 2016-17 terms and conditions (PDF, 152KB)

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