Funding assistance for roofing companies is available from a number of sources, and we outline below some of the funding available through CITB, RIA and RRTG is detailed below:

CITB Training Group Funding Support for courses

Regional Roof Training Groups have supported members with funding for training during 2016. There is emphasis in engaging with harder to reach companies who have not benefitted of funding over the past few years.

Groups will support with a wide range of training to meet the requirements for qualifying the workforce and upskilling: specialist training, health & safety training, IOSH, NEBOSH, SSSTS, SMSTS, IPAF, UKATA, manufacturers training, IOR Management and Technician courses.

The funding criteria will remain the same as previous years: CITB registered companies, max per company, max £1,000.00 per one individual. Courses are delivered by a range of providers and company contributions toward training are at the discretion of individual groups.

Roofing Industry Alliance Upskilling

The RIA has received funding from CITB for an upskiling programme to qualify 150 roofing operatives to NVQ Level 2 in Roofing disciplines, 30 Supervisors/Managers to NVQ Level 3, 4 and 6, run projects with schools, and to train 80 individuals in Repair and Maintenance of Pre-1919 Buildings.

For full information please see our projects page.

Funding is apportioned to Regional Roof Training Groups on the basis of demand in particular area and disciplines.

CITB Flexible and Structured Funds

This funding focuses on the most needed construction training areas chosen in consultation with construction companies. The aim is to help build a skilled workforce that will boost the industry in the long-term.

It is for construction skills and training projects not supported by other CITB funding, like the grants scheme.

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

For more details and submission dates please follow this link:

CITB Skills and Training Funding

Who can apply

  • CITB-registered construction employers with fewer than 50 direct employees.

Eligible activities

Skills and training activities essential to the construction industry, like:

  • Upskilling programmes
  • Multi-skilling programmes
  • Training support materials

Project length

  • Projects should last no longer than 18 months.

Amount available

  • Up to £5,000.
  • You can use the funding to part-fund your project if it costs over £5,000.
  • If other CITB funding is available (eg through the grants scheme), you should reduce the amount asked from our skills and training funding by the amount you could claim from other sources.

CITB Training Grant

The CITB Grants Scheme provides funding for CITB-registered employers to train, upskill and qualify their staff. This ensures that the right skills are available to help the construction industry grow and that standards are maintained on site. You can claim a grant once the training has been completed.

Who can claim the grant?

All CITB-registered employers can claim a grant, including those that don’t need to pay levy.

What grants are available?

View the grants available in the 2016/2017 Grants Scheme year. There are grants for a wide range of training and qualifications.

Which employees can you claim grants for?

You can claim grants for the employees you declare on your Levy Return who have done training.

  • Pay as You Earn (PAYE) employees and
  • Net CIS subcontractors.

Grant included

  • CITB short duration grants £50.00 per day,
  • CITB Achievement Grants (£400.00 achievement grant for Level 3 qualification)
  • Technical and Professional Grant £100.00 per day up to 35 days

Basic Competency Programme

This CITB funded project delivers basic trade skill to operatives. For more information click here.

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) Funding

There is funding available in LEP areas across the country, through Skills Support for the Workforce and Higher Level Skills.

Institute of Roofing Funding for Continuous Professional Development

Members of the Institute of Roofing can receive assistance with CPD through Regional Meetings and on-line learning.

Members of the Institute of Roofing

Need help with claiming the Grants?

Please contact your Regional Roof Training Group. Click here.