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Travel to Train - CITB Apprenticeship travel and accommodation grant

Travel to Train grant available to all CITB-registered employers with apprentices in training on or after 1 April 2021 in England, Scotland and Wales.


Who can apply for this grant?

You can apply if you’re registered with CITB and meet the requirements of this grant, please read the Grants Scheme Terms and Conditions.


This includes employers with an apprentice eligible for apprenticeship attendance grant or Specialist Applied-skills Programme (SAP) grant.


Travel: You can apply for a travel grant for apprentices studying grant-eligible apprenticeships, who are employed by CITB registered employers or a CITB funded Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in England, Scotland and Wales.


Accommodation: You can apply for an accommodation grant for apprentices studying construction trades, who are employed by CITB registered employers or a CITB funded Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in England, Scotland and Wales.


Travel grant

Overview

  • Travel grant is paid for travel to and from the college or training provider. Travel to and from an apprentice’s place of work is excluded.

  • Apprentices in accommodation are eligible for return travel costs to the accommodation from home for each period of training.

  • Where college campus accommodation includes weekend stays, travel grant will only be approved for the start and end journey of the entire block period including weekends.

  • Daily travel from CITB-supported accommodation is only reimbursed where CITB or college/training provider arranged travel is not available.

For more information, including how much you can get and how to apply for the travel grant, click below:


Accommodation grant

Overview

  • Accommodation grant is available where travel to and from the college/training provider is more than 90 minutes from the apprentice’s home address, either by car or public transport.

  • Accommodation grant is only paid when the accommodation has been booked through arrangeMY using the form below, or on-campus residential accommodation at specific colleges/training providers who have an approved agreement with CITB.

  • This grant is not available for privately arranged accommodation.

  • We will only pay for accommodation where the apprentice abides by our Code of Conduct (PDF, 142KB). Where this is not met, we do not reimburse any accommodation costs and will refuse any future applications for that apprentice.

For more information, including how much you can get and how to apply for the travel grant, click below:

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