£3 million of CITB Training and Skills funding available for SMEs with less than 100 employees! With up to £10,000 available per company, are you getting your share?
Is your business development stifled due to a lack of skills? Are you putting off those important business training programmes due to cost? If the answer is yes then get your share of a £3m CITB funding pot aimed at supporting SME investment in business and skills training.
Last year construction SMEs with less than 50 employees benefited through funding of up to £5,000 per company through CITB’s Skills and Training Fund. The funding route has recently expanded to include CITB registered SMEs with less than 100 employees and increasing the funding up to £10,000 to those employing less than 100, £7,500 for those employing less than 75, and £5000 for those with less than 50 employees.
You can apply for funding to support a wide range of training which may help you win business and keep business. So whether it’s training on a new software accounting systems, marketing skills, social media training, or the general development of your management and workforce skills make sure you maximise on the funding available to you.
The window for bid applications opened on 7 February 2017 and will stay open until 20 November 2017. Scoring will be carried out on a regular basis and bids assessed throughout the year.
We appreciate time is the greatest commodity for many small businesses so where you may not have the time, or in-house skills, to develop a bid we can signpost you to a national network of business support consultants who can help. Call Paul Curry at FIS Skills on 07760 662 270 for more information.
This is an excellent opportunity to access funding to support your business development and improve your employees’ skills. Don’t miss out, call us today!