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This section will give general information regarding grants scheme and downloadable information.

Please note that all grant claims must be received by CITB NI within three months of commencement of training or upon registrations onto course or apprenticeship scheme, otherwise grant will be declined. Please submit your grant claim now to comply as any supporting documents can follow.

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Please note that once a grant claim has been submitted online this cannot be edited and you will be unable to upload attachments.  Please email any supporting grants information to

CITB NI offers direct grants to our registered employers for support in a wide range of training and qualifications for their employees working in Northern Ireland. Whether you’re training new recruits, developing established staff or looking for improvements in other areas of your business, we can offer advice on training and grants to meet your needs. Our Grant scheme is spilt into 3 Tiers to allow CITB NI to provide flexible and responsive support to the industry. 

Our Tier 1 Grants Scheme offers our registered employers grants to support training and qualifications, from apprentices through to the existing workforce including management and administration. The grant support also covers short duration training courses including first aid, business courses and site safety courses.  Why not check out our  Training Directory  to help you identify courses and training providers.

2019/2020 Grants Scheme (claim for training 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020)

2019/2020 Grants Scheme 2019/2020 Grants Form Full T&C's BACs Form
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Please note the essential Terms and Conditions information for the 2019/20 Training Year;

1. Grant claims can only be submitted for employees who work in Northern Ireland and declared on the employers Annual Return Form.
2. Deadline for all Levy Return Forms including Options and New Registrations must be adhered to otherwise Grants will be restricted to apprentice grant only.
3.  Levy payers can claim grant up to double the total of levy paid.
4. Non levy payers can claim grant up to £500 in the training year.
5. The limit referred to at points 3 and 4 only applies to short duration training courses lasting up to ten days.
6.  All grant claims must be received by CITB NI within three months of commencement of training or upon registration onto course or apprenticeship scheme, otherwise grant will be declined.
7.  Employers are encouraged to make grant claims on line at

Industrial placement grant

We have currently reached capacity for the Industrial Placement Grant. We are however taking a reserve list for this grant.

Download the guidelines here for the Industrial Placement Grant

Training in Partnership Grants

The Training in Partnership Grants offer funding directly to industry federations and representative bodies or provide training as identified and procured by CITB NI on behalf of the construction industry.

Training in Partnership Grants are designed to directly fund training delivered to employers at little or no cost to encourage strategically important training or to improve performance of the industry in relation to future needs.

To find out more about Training in Partnership Grant, contact us on 028 9082 5466

CITB NI Products & Services

Download our latest presentation for full details on CITB NI's products and services, with interactive links this presentation gives you all the latest on training services,  grants, levy courses and information that can help you progress within the construction industry. Download the presentation here

This section details the grant claims not yet submitted to CITB NI.

This section will list all grants received, current position of claim and additional information of why grants are being held. You can also filter any information you may require for your own records