Special grants

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.

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 a working group chaired by the CIIs Vice President for Local Institutes.

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 the special grant application form below - the form is fully interactive - simply type into each box.

Please return completed application form to specialgrants@cii.co.uk

If you need more information simply contact your Regional Membership Manager. Please note you will receive a response to your application within ten working days.

Central Support

Your Regional Membership Manager is your key contact - any support you require please get in touch and we can discuss how the team can help.

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