CITB Leadership and Management Development Fund

The CITB Leadership and Management Development Fund is a one year competitive fund to enable large construction companies (more than 250 employees) to invest in the development of the leadership, management or supervisory skills of their staff. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the CITB have also expanded this fund to support business sustainability as well as business improvement. Please refer to the Guidance Notes (PDF 193KB) for further details.

Read on to find out how to apply and who is eligible.

How to Apply

To download the application form, along with guidance and details on how to apply, please find further information on the CITB website:

When to Apply

The fund is open from 14 April 2020. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2020.

  • Your project can last for up to one year, but we will keep the COVID-19 situation under review and be flexible about start dates.
  • Applications can contain indicative time scales that are subject to social distancing rules no longer being in place and provision being accessible.

How Can We Help?

Essential Site Skills Ltd (ESS) can provide training and grant cost breakdowns for you to include in your application.  We are also here to offer support if you need any advice when completing your application.

Call 0115 8970 529 or email

Who Can Apply For the Leadership and Management Development Fund?

You can apply if:

  • you are a CITB-registered employer
  • you have more than 250 directly employed staff on the payroll

If your project is a collaboration of large employers, or also supports businesses in the supply chain, you will need to identify a lead employer. This must be a large employer who meets the above criteria.

How Much Can I Apply For?

You can apply for up to £100,000.

The CITB will fund a range of projects of different sizes; not just to this large scale, however the project should not fall under £5,000 through this fund.

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