How to apply for funding

Once you are sure that your project meets the core criteria for your chosen funding option, the next step is to complete an application form.

Once you are sure that your project meets the core criteria for your chosen funding option, the next step is to complete an application form.

Apply for flexible and structured funds

This funding is for:
  • projects worth £10k-£500k, lasting 0-18 months (enhanced incentives and innovation)
  • projects worth £100k-£3m, lasting 18 months to 5 years (infrastructure support)
  • CITB-registered employers
  • construction federations and trade associations
  • CITB-funded training groups
Apply for skills and training option

This funding is for:

  • projects up to £10K, lasting 0-18 months (skills and training)
  • CITB-registered employers with up to 99 employees
  • construction federations and trade associations
  • Funding window open to 20 November 2017

Commissioned opportunities

There are two commissions open to applications in the May 2017 window:

If you are interested in applying to either, please request an application by emailing funding@citb.co.uk.

When doing so, clearly state which you wish to apply to as each form is specific to its commission.

Guidance notes are also published for the Productivity commission.  Applications will be invited in September 2017.

View the guidance notes to help you fill in your application:

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Need further help?

Tips to develop your idea before you submit your application

The strongest applications are those which start with identifying an issue or problem which needs to be addressed. They then explain how the project will address the issue and describe the industry or people who will benefit from it.

There should be clear, statistical evidence which describes the issue. You should have a clear understanding of the activities which will make up the project, and who will benefit.

Once you have established the issue, go on to investigate a solution that will resolve it – that solution may already exist, but if not, you may be able to apply for the flexible and structured funds.

Commissioned fund options do not ask for evidence of the issue, since CITB will have already established this.

Skills and training fund options ask for a more simple ‘statement of need’ in a more simple application form.

Issue Impact Deliverables Activities Resource
What is the problem? What will you change? What will you produce? What will you do? What is the cost and duration?

Need to speak to someone?

CITB is here to support you through the process. Our funding team can be contacted by emailing funding@citb.co.uk for answers to any technical queries about the funds, such as which option to apply to, how much you can apply for and so on.

Our CITB Advisors can help connect you with likeminded organisations to collaborate with, and will endeavour to signpost you to additional resources and/or expertise.

As the funding provider we can’t help you develop the idea or the application, but we will make the process as simple as we can for you to follow.

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