In addition to the ordinary grant awarded each year, local institutes may also apply for a secondary grant known as a special grant.
A special grant is to cover planned exceptional expenditure that cannot be met by the ordinary grant and are only awarded for exceptional expenditure.
Due to the revised funding proposal for 2021, special grants can now be applied for throughout the year. These are provided as a one-off payment and are awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Applications are subject to review by the Local Institute National Forum, and CII Board approval.
Examples of the types of activities local institutes apply for are as follows: development of regional conference, increase in local CPD activities, local employer engagement, qualification uplift initiatives, centenary celebrations, and the development of groups such as young professional committees.
Please note that special grants will not be awarded to cover institute staff and office costs.
Before submitting a special grant application, local institutes should firstly assess the level of accumulated reserves to ensure these do not exceed six months operating costs. Where they do, the CII would look for these funds to be utilised in the first instance and any successful special grant application would be adjusted accordingly.
To apply for a special grant, you need to submit both special grant application forms: A and B which can be accessed via your Regional Membership Manager.