Commissioned funding

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Please note: commissions are invitation-only. You need to request an invitation to join if you are interested in a commission.

What is commissioned funding?

Commissioning is different to other Flexible and Structured Fund opportunities in that the commissioner (CITB) demonstrates the evidence of need and is looking for applications to outline how applicants can deliver a project that meets the commission.

The commissioner (CITB) outlines the amount of funding available, along with outcomes required.

Commissions are published within fund options and details of current commissions, including application windows, eligibility criteria and guidance notes can be found in the respective fund option page.

Each window contains commissioned opportunities across the fund options, and within each funding window, CITB has committed £1m to careers, £1m to future skills, and £1m to training and development.

Commissions are invitation-only - if you are interested in a commission, you need to request an invitation to join.

To find out more about current and future commissions, sign-up to attend one of our funding webinars.

Collaboration

Many commissioned opportunities are only open to collaborations of organisations. If you don’t have eligible partners, or are open to engaging with more, CITB can help you find them. All you have to do is register your interest in a collaboration.

CITB runs an online workspace for commissioned opportunities, allowing you to link with other potential applicants and join discussion groups.

Future commissions

The dates of future commissions are listed below. Details of each commission and guidance notes will be published closer to the date.

Theme

Date commission opens for applications

Immersive learning

9th January 2018

Experiential learning

9th January 2018

Career changers

9th January 2018

Retention of new entrants

9th January 2018

Assessor infrastructure

9th January 2018

Off-site

1st May 2018

Pre-employment 1st May 2018

BIM

1st May 2018

Unemployed hard to reach

1st May 2018

Ex-military

1st May 2018

Previous commissions

The tables below list the projects that have been funded through commissioned opportunities. Links to full details of each project are provided where available.

Window 7

Theme

Organisation

Value

Assessor Infrastructure - various Various - multiple projects Final value to be published
Assessment infrastructure Various - multiple projects Final value to be published
Contextualised curriculum Various - multiple projects Final value to be published
Higher education Various - multiple projects Final value to be published
Productivity Various - multiple projects Final value to be published

Window 6

Theme

Organisation

Value

Assessor Infrastructure - various Various - multiple projects awarded Final value to be published

Window 4

Theme

Organisation

Value

School & Employer Engagement – Scotland

Scottish Contractors Group

£199,300

School & Employer Engagement – Wales

Kier Construction

£200,000

Construction Contextualised Curriculum - Wales

Bouygues UK

£300,000

Training & Employment Pathways for ex-offenders - England

Lend Lease

£700,000

Training & Employment Pathways for ex-offenders - Scotland

Scottish Building Federation

£250,000

Training & Employment Pathways for ex-offenders – England

BAM Nuttall

£249,424

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