As an Industry Training Board (ITB), the CITB is given powers to collect annual levy payments, with the money used to provide training grants and other services that support the UK construction industry.

 

If you are a construction business/employer based in Great Britain you should be registered with CITB.

 

Registering gives you access to funding and support services for skills and training.

Once your business is registered you will be required to complete an annual Levy Return, which will enable you to claim grants. Both Levy and Grant activities are easier and faster if carried out online.

 

You do not have to be an actual Levy payer to claim training grant support.

 

http://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grant/claiming-grants-available/

 

CITB have released details of the 2015/2016 Grant Scheme for England, Scotland and Wales. Select the appropriate pdf below to see exactly what financial support for training is available to companies registered with CITB

 

 

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apprentices_england_scotland.pdf
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Fully Funded Training

 

CITB Training Grant support for NSITG

 

Over the last five years NSITG have been fortunate to receive additional training grant support totalling £85K in order to provide FREE training for companies in the natural stone sector.

 

The 2016 award is again £25K and companies are invited to bid for a share of this money. There are few restrictions as to how the money can be spent. Popular topics include H&S, SSSTS, SMSTS, PASMA, 1st Aid, Scaffold Safety, Abrasive Wheels and Marketing.

 

If you and your company operate in the natural stone sector and are registered with CITB why not email ian.major@stonetrain.org.uk to request funding support for your 2016 training plans NOW.

CITB Flexible and Structured Funding

 

The CITB has recently launched a new approach to funding support for training and skills development. The objectives are as follows.

 

•Enable more employers to access the funding support
•More straightforward to access
•Enable employers and industry stakeholders to access funding for skills, training and/or resources
•Be pro-active and responsive
•Take a forward look– holding reserves when needed for future use
•Both transparent and fair
•Delivers value for money

 

Find out more on the powerpoint presentation below.

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