Skills and Funding

Claim up to £2,000

Funding for training completed since 1 August 2020

FIS has additional funding up to a maximum of £2,000 per member for CITB grant eligible training including short duration course grants and VQ’s within CITB Scope.

Funding is limited and runs until 31 March 21

Training Offers

FIS works with its Approved Training Providers (ATPs) to source funding and provide discounted training that is specific to the finishes and interiors sector.

This includes fully funded NVQs through Onsite Assessment and discounts of sector specific trianing.

Skills and Funding Clinics

Take advantage of one-to-one Skills Funding Clinics to review funding claims and ensure you get back the money you are entitled to.

Trained but not claimed?

If you pay CITB levy and have trained your employees and/or subcontractors you are entitled to claim support from CITB, but the grant claims system can be complicated and it is easy to miss pockets of funding.  Our expert team will review your past and planned training to ensure that you are able to optimise this claim.  We will also help you to identify additional training available to you.

FIS will look at short duration training, any potential vocational qualifications and/or apprentice claims and opportunities to deploy the CITB Skills and Training Fund.  In addition, we can help you explore potential of funding from other sources such as the Department for Work and Pensions, Local Enterprise Partnerships and equivalent organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and plug you in to any available bursaries that may support your trainee or apprentices.

How do Skills and Funding Clinics work?

Appointments are conducted virtually and information is treated in the strictest of confidence.  In addition to isolating funding, FIS is able to walk you through the claims process itself.  In 2019 we increased members claims by more than £1,000 in 80% of cases (in some cases we found significantly more unclaimed funds).

To book your slot click send your contact details via this from.  If you have any questions  contact FIS via info@thefis.org or call 0121 707 0077.

We would highly recommend the Skills and Funding Clinic, Marie was extremely helpful and provided clear guidance on the grants scheme. The 30 minute session helped us to identify further areas of funding that we were eligible for, as well as discussing our plans for training in the coming months. Another great service from FIS!

Natalie Bennett

Operations Director, Bespoke Construction Services Ltd

‘Yay! We have had our CITB training grant confirmed and I would like to thank Marie for her assistance on checking the form out before sending over to the CITB. It doesn’t take long to complete, so worthwhile if you require training over the next year.’

Kathy Evans

Financial Director, Gypsum Plasterers Ltd