Training group grant

This grant is for training groups and training forums in the construction industry. It supports these groups with the costs of training they organise for their members between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Who can claim

Training groups and training forums made up of CITB-registered employers.

How much you can get

Each training group or training forum can claim up to £25,000. This includes:

  • a maximum of £1,000 for each individual candidate in 2017.
  • a maximum of £2,500 by any one employer in 2017.

What the grant funds

The grant supports a wide range of courses, which are organised by training groups and training forums for their members. The training must be completed between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

As a guide, the grant funds most of the courses that are supported through our training plan grant. For example:

  • Financial and e-procurement courses
  • Green Deal and sustainability training
  • Information and communications technology (ICT) courses
  • Legal courses
  • Management and leadership courses
  • Marketing courses
  • Site Safety Plus courses
  • Specialist plant training

This grant does not support:

  • Courses where funding has also come from another source.
  • Duplicate attendance on a course by one person.
  • Multiple training courses for one employer only.
  • Courses for more than 30 people.


  • This grant supports training carried out by employees paid through PAYE and CIS subcontractors who are taxed under the CIS scheme.
  • Groups can only claim for training that has been completed.
  • Groups must include invoices with their claims, showing the costs of venue hire, training and materials.
  • Training costs must be in line with market rates.

How to claim

  1. Download and complete the grant claim form (Excel 60 KB)
  2. Email the completed form to within four weeks of the training start date, together with copies of your invoices.

Once our customer services team has processed your claim, we'll contact you to confirm your payment.

The grant is paid directly to the training group or training forum that paid for the training.

Terms and Conditions

The Grant Scheme terms and conditions answer more questions about who can or can’t claim, and how our grants scheme works. 

Before you apply, make sure you've read and understood the Terms and conditions.

Have you signed up to CITB Grants Online?

By signing up to CITB online you can:

  • see your grant statement
  • request a grant report
  • authorise grant claims

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