Changes to CITB's Grants Scheme from 1 April 2018
Posted: 25th March 2018
CITB are due to change the way their grants scheme works from 1st April 2018. The aim is to make it easier for customers to claim grants for their construction training. Kentec Training are an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), removing the need for our customers to complete grant claim forms, we will do this for you, resulting in your grants being processed much quicker!
Who can Claim for Grants?
If you as an organisation registered for the first time between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, you can only claim for new entrant trainees and apprenticed from 1st August 2016. All other grants can be claimed from 1st April 2018.
If you registered for the first time between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019, you can back date claims for apprentices and higher apprentices for one year from the registration date or to the start of the apprenticeship, whichever is shorter. You can also claim for all other grants from the registration date until we issue the 2019 Levy Return for completion, when normal rules apply.
Who can you claim for?
You are able to claim grants for:
- Directly employed (PAYE) staff
- Apprentices who are PAYE staff
- All sub-contractors (both Net CIS and gross-paid-sub-contractors).
How to apply for Grants with Kentec Training
To apply for grants with Kentec Training, customers will need to be registered with CITB with an allocated Levy Number. When making a booking, we will need know which course you wish to claim for, the names of the delegates and your levy number. Once we have this information, we will be able to add details to the Construction Training Register upon completion of the course, which will trigger the automatic grant process.
CITB aims to pay grants by BACs when training is completed, or within 28 days of receiving a successful claim. If your claim is unsuccessful or CITB require more information, they will try to let you know within 28 days.
Please feel free to contact us on 0333 666 0555 for advice or visit the CITB website for more information.