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The B&CE Charitable Trust provides a range of awards, grants and financial support to individuals and organisations.
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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.

Grants 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.

Organisations we've supported

We've awarded grants to a range of organisations that deliver community-based construction skills education and training. Read the case studies below to explore some of the fantastic causes the funding has helped.

Barnardos ETS-North Project

"Funding from B&CE’s Charitable Trust has enabled Barnardo’s ETS-North to launch and run a new construction multi-skills programme." Christina Saunders-Wingfield, Children Services Manager for Barnardo’s

Award: Education & training grant
Award date: 2019
Type: Charity – youth support services
Location: East Yorkshire & Humber

Read the full case study

The WOW Show

"The funding we’ve received from the Charitable Trust has enabled us to shine a spotlight on the diversity of today's construction industry." Bill Hayward, Executive Producer – The WOW Show

Award: Education & training grant
Award date: 2019
Type: Youth online education
Location: Online – UK

Read the full case study

Women into Construction

"Women into Construction are delighted to have the support of B&CE’s Charitable Trust, which has enabled so many women to kick-start their careers in construction." Kath Moore (MBE), Managing Director at Women into Construction

Award: Education & training grant
Award date: 2019
Type: Not-for-profit – gender equality
Location: London and national

Read the full case study

Grants for individuals

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.