Skills and training fund

What this fund is for

Skills and training funding provides an extra incentive to small employers to deliver construction training which align with CITB’s grant scheme. This funding also supports training interventions in management & leadership.

Who can apply for funding

CITB-registered employers with up to 99 PAYE staff. Employers can apply for Skills and training funding once every 12 months.

How much you can apply for

CITB-registered employers can apply for funding related to how many direct employees they have:

  • Employers with 1 to 49 PAYE staff can receive up to £5,000.
  • Employers with 50 to 74 PAYE staff can receive up to £7,500.
  • Employers with 75 to 99 PAYE staff can receive up to £10,000.

How to apply

To apply for skills and training funds, please read the guidance notes provided in the application form (PDF 226KB).

To complete and submit the form, you should: 

  1. Download the application form and save it to your computer
  2. Complete all fields
  3. Ensure that you regularly save this application to your desktop to prevent loss of data
  4. Save and send the completed form to

Please note we do not accept scanned copies.

If you have any problems with completing your application form please contact

What happens next

The funding team will examine the applications in blocks or after a defined ‘score points’.

There are six score points in this funding year:

  • 1 June 2018 
  • 27 July 2018 
  • 28 September 2018 
  • 30 Nov 2018 
  • 18 January 2019 
  • 1 March 2019

You should receive a decision from us within 2 to 3 weeks after the score point following your application. 

CITB will decide to either approve or decline an application.

Definitions are:

Approved: The application meets the scoring criteria and will be progressed subject to available funds.

Declined: Based on the information supplied your application does not meet the eligibility criteria for skills and training funding. 

You can submit an appeal on scoring or procedural grounds. You will need to notify us if you wish to make an appeal by emailing

Please note that you should ensure that CITB receives any appeal request within 14 days of the email notifying you of our decision. 

If we approve your application, you will receive a funding agreement.

You need to return a copy of the funding agreement to within 30 days, or we may withdraw the offer. We make all fund payments via Bacs.

We may contact you for monitoring purposes, to ensure that you have started the project in good time. 

We will publish details of your project on our website once a funding agreement is in place. 

We may also wish to work with you to develop press releases, case studies or promotional videos relating to your project either during delivery, or upon completion.

You will need to complete a short evaluation form and return this to CITB within 28 days of your project end date. You receive this form with your award letter.

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