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 for example a fast track qualification initiative or the development of additional CPD.
These are provided as a one-off payment and are awarded on a case-by-case basis, subject to Local Institute Operations Group (LIOG) review, and CII Board approval.
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 12 months operating costs. Where they do, the LIOG 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 Applications Forms: A and B which are released to the network every August.