APPLICATIONS WINDOW IS OPEN FROM 9TH JANUARY TO 5TH FEBRUARY

 

Flexible and Structured funds invest in solutions that can be transferred from one employer to another, where there is an evidence base and an appropriate solution doesn’t exist, and where the need isn’t adequately met by other CITB funding, like the grants scheme.

  • Flexible Fund is for short projects, lasting up to 18 months.
  • Structured Fund is for longer projects, lasting from 18 months to five years

 

Each fund contains options in which industry is invited to identify an issue and propose a solution (project). Where CITB identifies an issue through its own evidence base, it may publish a commissioned opportunity within fund options. 

 

As successful applicants receive levy funds for industry benefit, CITB will retain the IPR rights on funded projects.  This is to ensure IPR created through levy funds reaches the widest possible audience through availability to all. The funds are a social investment and not to be used for commercial exploitation.

 

Each window also contains commissioned opportunities across the fund options, and within each funding window, CITB has committed £1m to careers, £1m to future skills, and £1m to training and development.