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Access £5000 of funding for your business!

Download the "Simple steps to funding" PDF which gives you the ultimate walkthrough on how to access £5000 worth of funding to help your business grow.

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As a small decorating company finding money to invest in training was a challenge!

When we first heard that our decorating business could potentially access £5000 free funding towards training, we thought there had to be a catch but what we found out shocked us even more.

As a small decorating company, Painttech Decorators found it hard to find the additional cash we needed for our team to invest in training. Just like many small businesses cash flow at times can be hard but through the help of CITB we’ve really been able to level up. And you can too.

To help we’ve put it all in a quick download that you can read for free.

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Get £5000 free funding towards training

access funding for training

Find out how to access funding for training

Download the “Simple steps to funding” PDF which gives you the ultimate walkthrough on how to access £5000 worth of funding to help your business grow

FAQ:

CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland and Wales.

It’s their job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain. 

They are an executive non-departmental public body in charge of budget and activities. Sponsored by the Department for Education, they are also accountable to government ministers, and ultimately Parliament.

Admittedly the process may be daunting as the website can be quite intimidating and confusing but we decided to persevere and although we got some things wrong Tracey in the office worked through the whole process with us until we got the funding accepted.

“NO” as long as you use all the money for the training you applied for, then you don’t have to pay a penny back. So just make sure you complete all the training you applied for.

CITB is focused on helping my business grow and they will support me every year with more funding for further training for me and my team that won’t cost me a penny.

The majority of Decorators won’t exceed the 80K limit unless they have a blinding year and if they do then thats brilliant.

CITB training is available for you, your team, and also your sub contractors. If you are self-employed or you have your own decorating business as a Ltd company then you will probably fall into a number of camps.

This may be because you are not aware of the grants available or that you have heard you have to pay a levy every year and this has put you off. If you are going to do some training yourself that you want funding for and you have employed a sub-contractor and your wage bill is below £80K then you could claim up to £5000 per year for any training that you or your sub-contractors want to do. This is an amazing opportunity and the CITB will pay the money directly into your bank account.

This may be because you don’t know what the process is, or you don’t really know how to fill the form in. If that’s the case, we can help because we are experts at it now. Just email Tracey at courses@painttechtrainingacademy.co.uk and she will guide you through the process (for free!)

Many employers have had apprentices and have been claiming the apprentice grant for years, but they are not aware of the separate “skills and training fund” or that a lot of courses are grant eligible. Again, if this is you and you are not sure what to do then just email us and we can help.

You are a rare breed and it means that you are on the ball with your business. If this is you and you are looking for courses to spend your grant on then check out our course page or email us direct. We offer a range of cutting-edge courses for your business and would even design a bespoke course just for you if you had 5 or more people to send on the course.

The following courses are approved by CITB NI. Text in brackets show the CITB course name:

Intensive Airless Spraying (painting using airless spray equipment)
Painting using HVLP equipment (Painting using HVLP equipment)
Kitchen & Furniture on site spraying (Fitted Furniture Renovation)
Airless Spray Plaster (Airless Spray Plaster)
Workshop based Joinery spraying (Workshop based Joinery spraying)
Estimating for Painting & Decorating (Estimating for Painting & Decorating)
 
This course has been registered by CITB NI for grant assistance to registered in scope employers.
 
Training grants of up to £100 per day per person can be claimed subject to eligibility criteria.
 
For more information contact your CITB NI representative or you can call the grants team on 02890825466 or email them at grants@citbni.org.uk 
 
General enquiries (i.e. if you would like to register with CITB NI) should be directed to info@citbni.org.uk

Please register my interest for Leadership and management 

Please register my interest for Hard Surface Repairs

Please register my interest for Resin worktops

Please register my interest for Worktop refurbishment

Please register my interest for Applying printed murals advanced

Please register my interest for Production and use of multi plate stencils

Please register my interest for Health and safety for painters and decorators

Please register my interest for Apply broken colour effects

Please register my interest for Applying venetian polished plaster and micro cement

Please register my interest for Introduction to marbling techniques

Please register my interest for Gilding by transfer

Please register my interest for Gilding by loose leaf

Please register my interest for Water Based Finishes Introduction

Please register my interest for Hang non-standard width wallcoverings

Please register my interest for Hang Wallcoverings to Complex Surfaces