CITB has confirmed the Skills and Training fund can continue to support business with Covid-19 related resilience support.  The deadline for reverting the Skills and Training Fund will be extended to 31 December 2020.  The fund was expanded earlier this year to include skill retention and sustainability projects and had been scheduled to revert on 1 December to supporting productivity and innovation projects only.  CITB adapted to the COVID-19 situation by amending the scope of activity to support what businesses can apply for.  The fund comprises two streams:

  • A Skills and Training fund for micro and small businesses where businesses can apply for a maximum of £10,000 (full details and how to apply) depending on the size of the employer.
  • A Skills and Training fund for medium-sized businesses where employers with up to 250 employees are eligible to receive up to £25,000 (full details and how to apply).

If you have not applied for CITB Skills and Training Fund, FIS will be happy to help. Call us on 0121 707 0077 or email or you can book a Skills and Funding Clinic online at