CITB Skills and Training Fund

The CITB Skills and Training Fund is an incentive aimed at micro and small construction companies (less than 100 employees) to encourage them to train employees using construction industry training board courses, which align with the CITB grant scheme and any other related construction courses and NVQs.

The fund is open from 1 April 2019 to the 29 March 2020. You can submit an application at any time during this period. 

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:

What is the CITB Skills and Training Fund?

CITB Skills and Training provides funding for micro and small construction companies, to provide assistance with developing a stronger skills base. Specifically the fund provides an enhanced incentive for CITB Grant eligible training.

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 Funded Construction Industry Training Board Courses? 

CITB Levy registered employers with up to 99 PAYE staff can apply for funding which supports the delivery of skills and training interventions.

How Much Can I Apply For?

The amount of funding you can apply for depends on the number of employees you have: 

  • 1–49 PAYE staff can receive up to £5,000
  • 50–74 PAYE staff can receive up to £7,500
  • 75–99 PAYE staff can receive up to £10,000

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