Supporting Members through COVID-19 by CITB

CITB 2019 Levy Return Assessment – suspended for 3 months

In recognition of the financial pressures facing businesses, we have suspended the issue of the CITB 2019 Levy Assessments (bills), due for payment in 2020, for an initial period of three months.

Employers in arrears for prior year assessments should contact CITB to discuss payment options.

Apprenticeship attendance grants – advance payments

To help the retention of future skills, employers with 2nd and 3rd-year apprentices who are already subject to CITB grant support can now request an advance of the attendance grant.  This also includes higher-level apprentices in the final year of their programme and are close to completing their apprenticeship in England and Wales, or a key level within it in Scotland.

Skills and training fund for small and micro-sized businesses

Smaller CITB registered employers can apply for the Skills and Training fund once every 12 months. They can apply for up to £10K per year towards the costs of future approved training for PAYE and/or Sub-Contractors: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/skills-and-training-fund/ 

The new funding window opened on Wednesday 1st April.

In response to COVID -19 we have expanded the funds to support business sustainability as well as business improvement. The changes we have made are set out in the Guidance notes (PDF 216KB).

For companies that have a live Skills and Training Fund project, but due to current circumstances need to change the content of the planned programme, should contact CITB at skills.training@citb.co.uk
Please note: You can claim grants for completed approved training (past), but this funding is for cost of proposed/planned training (future). Please refer to the Guidance notes (PDF, 216KB) for further details.

Skills and Training fund for medium-sized construction businesses

Medium-sized construction companies (with up to 250 directly employed staff) can apply for up to £25K per year for our Skills and Training fund for improving their training programme so that it meets the more complex needs of a developing business. This can include management and leadership training, helping you unlock growth through new technology or introducing new skills to improve productivity in your business: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/skills-and-training-fund/skills-and-training-fund-for-medium-sized-construction-businesses/

In response to COVID -19 we have expanded the funds to support business sustainability as well as business improvement. The changes we have made are set out in the Guidance Notes (PDF 205KB).

Leadership and Management Development Fund

CITB have also launched a new fund for large companies. The Leadership and Management Development Fund is a one-year competitive fund. It will enable large construction companies (with more than 250 directly employed staff) to invest in developing the leadership, management or supervisory skills of their staff: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/leadership-and-management-development-fund/
Please refer to the Guidance Notes (PDF 193KB) for further details.

In response to COVID-19, we have expanded the funds to support business sustainability as well as business improvement. The changes we have made are set out in the Guidance Notes (PDF 193KB).

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2020. Your project can last for up to one year, but we will keep the COVID-19 situation under review and be flexible about start dates. For more information, please see the following link: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/leadership-and-management-development-fund/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) communication updates

We are providing the latest information about our core services, such as the Grants Scheme, and our other support activity through the coronavirus crisis and beyond at https://www.citb.co.uk/urgent-messages. We will provide regular updates here and through our social media channels, to ensure that companies are fully informed.

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