FIS 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.

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Training Funding

Funding availabe 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

Contact: Marie Flinter

Email:, tel: 07799 903103

We would highly recommend the Skills and Funding Clinic, Marie and George were 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 the FIS!

Natalie Bennett

Operations Director, Bespoke Construction Services Ltd

Trained but not claimed?

If you pay CITB levy and have trained your employees and/or sub-contractors 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 as part of the process.  

Through this process, 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.

‘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

How does the process work?

Appointments are conducted virtually and all information is treated in the strictest of confidence.  In additional to isolating the funding, FIS is able to walk you through the claims process itself.  Through this process in 2019 FIS was able to increase claims by more than £1,000 in 80% of cases (in some cases we were able to find significantly more unclaimed funds).

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If you have any questions please contact FIS via or call 0121 707 0077.

Have you claimed R&D Tax credits?

To date, ForrestBrown has helped its fellow FIS members access over £5m in funding through the government’s R&D tax incentives. That’s cash used by members to invest in new technical staff, fund business growth and ultimately protect the bottom line.  Find out more about how you can benefit here.