Enhanced incentives funding

‘Enhanced Incentives’ is an option under the Flexible fund to support projects that help with the completion of training and qualifications where existing funding is not sufficient to meet the needs of the sector. 

Who can apply?

  • Collectives of CITB-registered employers
  • Construction federations
  • Construction training groups

Applications must be made by three or more eligible organisations working together. Request support in finding project partners.  See restrictions in the guidance notes for more detail on eligibility.

Eligible activities

You should make sure your project cannot be supported by other CITB funding, products or services (eg the grants scheme) before applying. Projects should address priority needs, supported by a robust evidence base.  Enhanced incentives may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To increase the rate of training and achievement of qualifications needed to address predicted or sudden skills shortages in priority sectors (Examples include incentives for completing training, apprenticeships and qualifications or achievements).


  • Projects should last no longer than 18 months.
  • Projects of £10,000 to £500,000 in value
  • CITB will fund up to 70% of the project cost. You will need to find other funding for at least 30% of the project cost.

Outcomes required

Your project should lead to one or more of the following CITB strategic priorities for skills and training:

  • reduced skills gaps 
  • increased access to the right training 
  • reduced skills shortages 
  • increased appeal of working in construction 
  • increased training spending
  • more value added per employee.


Review the funding restrictions.

Learn more about enhanced incentives funding with our case studies.

Webinars for funding applications

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