Have you got a big idea that could have a positive impact on the construction industry? The Industry Impact Fund could be just what you need to turn that idea into a reality.

Launched alongside CITB’s Business Plan for 2023-24 earlier this year, the exciting and innovative new fund invites CITB-registered employers to apply for up to £500,000.

Being the first of its kind for CITB, the fund will pilot a new way of supporting the needs of industry by putting employers in the driving seat with designing and developing training and skills solutions.

The fund provides the opportunity for a greater say on the best solutions for tackling some of the biggest skills challenges. Employer’s ideas must be new and innovative, not previously supported by CITB, as well as scalable. The fund is seeking big picture ideas that enable shared knowledge and resources across the industry and are sustainable past the period of funding.

A key requirement for applications is that the idea should propose and develop solutions on how to enhance at least one of the following areas:

Productivity: To improve the efficiency and effectiveness across the supply chain. This could be implementing new training methods, improving communication and collaboration among teams, or streamlining workflows to increase outputs.

Equality: To ensure that all workers are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Diversity: To secure the presence of different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds among the construction workforces.

Inclusion: To create a work environment that is supportive and welcoming of all workers by promoting open communication between colleagues, fostering a sense of belonging and creating policies and good practices that ensures workers feel valued and respected.

Original Article: https://www.citb.co.uk/about-citb/news-events-and-blogs/calling-all-innovators-citb-is-offering-up-to-500k-for-your-ideas/