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Supporting employment within construction

Education and training can help build a strong future for the UK’s construction industry and for the people who make it work.

For organisations

Does your organisation support people with education and training in construction? Good news. You may be eligible for a corporate grant from B&CE’s Charitable Trust.

Grants are available for projects that either promote careers in the construction industry or lead to accredited qualifications.

We encourage applications from not-for-profit organisations, excluding public sector. However, if you’re unsure, please get in touch.

If you'd like to find out more or make an application, please get in touch – we'll be happy to help.

Call us on 0300 2000 600 or email us at charitabletrust@bandce.co.uk.

For individuals

To get in to the construction industry

If you’ve been unemployed for a continuous period of 12 months, you can apply for a grant of up to £500 to gain an entry level qualification.

To get back in to construction

If you’ve worked in construction for at least 12 months (at any time within your employment history) and been unemployed for a minimum of three months, you can apply for a grant of up to £500 to gain a qualification.

To retrain in another construction skill

If you've worked in construction for at least 12 months and need to take a fresh look at your construction skills due to an occupational health issue such as an illness or injury, the Trust can help with a grant of up to £750 for you to retrain.

Please note that you must be able to prove your eligibility before we can consider your application.

Hear from someone who’s received a Charitable Trust training grant…

"Thanks to you and the Trustees for the grant for training. This training will change my life, as I can continue with my career in construction rather than having to change altogether.

“After the accident I had at work, I really thought that was it for me, but now I can put my experience of over 30 years to good use. Once again thank you so much for helping me to stay in construction."

Training grant recipient

How to apply

If you'd like to find out more or make an application, please get in touch – we'll be happy to help.

Call us on 0300 2000 600 or email us at charitabletrust@bandce.co.uk.