Building capability grant

We offer employers within the construction industry access to study programmes that will help them develop and grow their businesses. We believe this support will help industry run successful long-term businesses, better placing them to provide ongoing investment in training and employment within New Zealand’s construction industry.

Applications are currently closed.

Employer and team planning work

How many grants are available?

Twenty (20) grants are available in Round 1 (21 March - 18 April 2022); and twenty (20) grants are available in Round 2 (4 July - 1 Aug 2022).

You can only be awarded a Building Capability Grant once.

How much are the grants worth?

Each grant is for up to $3,000 incl GST (if applicable).

Who is eligible?

Any employer of a current BCITO apprentice/learner may apply. This also includes supervisors and managers of an employing company. 

You must have a current apprentice at the time of your application and at the time your grant is claimed.

Apprentices must be salaried employees.

What can the grants be used for?

Employers can select any training or development assistance that best suits their personal or business development needs. 

Some examples include: 

  • Consultation with a business advisor 
  • Short courses or seminars on small business management, estimating or contract management 
  • Higher-level business-related qualifications 

Excludes Health & Safety and Site Safe course and programmes covered by the Governments No Fees (TTAF) initiative.

Speak to your local BCITO Training Advisor to find out more.

This grant cannot be used to subsidise wages.

How do you apply?

Applications can be made by completing the BCITO Building Capability Grant online application form.

How will applications be considered?

All applications will be considered by a member of BCITO’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT). SLT may request additional information from you or your Training Advisor. Successful applicants will demonstrate how well the intended use of the funds, meets the purpose of the grant/scholarship. All decisions made will be final.

How and when will applicants be notified?

We'll notify you whether your application has been successful or not by mail or phone within one month. Your Training Advisor or Business Development Advisor will also be notified. 

How do successful applicants receive funds?

For costs incurred from a supplier, payment will be made direct to your specified bank account.


If you are awarded a grant your name may be published across any BCITO media channel and you must also be available for media interviews if required.

Want to know more?

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