As part of our ongoing work to regularly assess the value provided to industry by the Grants Scheme, with Levy income reduced, it has been imperative that we apply the appropriate scrutiny to the grants that we provide, and the following three grants to be withdrawn from the Grants Scheme, the links below provide full details of these changes and from when:
- New Apprenticeship Support Grant – discontinued £500 support grant for an apprentice started before 1 September 2020
- Plant Additional Unit Achievements – £300 per additional unit will be withdrawn from 1 October 2020
- Degree Placement Work Experience Grant – to be capped at £10,000 per company, then discontinued from 30 Sept 2021
The 20-week processing rule has been frozen; this is to allow employers to claim grants later as a result of the disruption caused by the pandemic. The deadline for grant claim applications for the 2019 / 2020 Grant Scheme Year, 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, has been extended to the end of November 2020.
We are urging employers to check their Grant Online accounts for claims which need authorising. For Grants Online, a short document outlining how to can access CITB’s Grant Online service has been created: CITB Online – Grant Online top tips.
If you or any of your members have any queries, do get in contact.
Local Manager – Scotland
4 Fountain Avenue, Inchinnan Business Park,
Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, PA4 9RQ
M: +44 (0)7767844196