From 1 April 2020, FIS members will be able to apply for up to £25,000 of funding from the CITB Skills and Training Fund.
CITB launched the fund in 2016 to help small and medium businesses invest in their people. Since its launch, the fund has delivered over £20m of funding to 4,500 employers who are developing the skills of their workforce and improving their businesses as a result.
Access to the fund will be expanded to medium sized businesses from 1 April and to the FIS Training Group (FISTG).
The fund covers a wide range of training and skills development activity including innovation, best practice and management and leadership training. The fund also supports different forms of skills development such as coaching or mentoring, as well as training not currently covered by the CITB Grant Scheme (subject to eligibility).
Applications must be construction specific and the amount claimable is dependent on the number of company employees:
10-49 (small) = £5k
50-99 (medium) = £10k
100 – 149 (medium) = £15k
150-199 (medium) = £20k
200-250 (medium) = £25k
For more information contact FIS Sector Engagement Manager Amanda Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/skills-and-training-fund