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.

Each window also 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.

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Application window schedule

Review the full schedule of commissioned opportunities

Opens on

Fund

Option

Commission

5 September 2017

Structured

Infrastructure

Assessment Infrastructure

Educational engagement 

Higher Education 

Contextualised curriculum

Flexible

Innovation

Productivity

Enhanced Incentives

Assessor Infrastructure

Future application windows will launch on:

  • 9 January 2018
  • 1 May 2018
  • 4 September 2018

Skills and training review points

The 'Flexible' skills and training fund option is open from 7 February 2017 to 29 March 2018.  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
Review point 7 15 January 2018
Review point 8 26 February 2018
Review point 9 29 March 2018
Window closes 29 March 2018
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