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Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund

16 August 2019

Training providers can bid for up to £100,000 to design training programmes which retrain a diverse range of individuals for careers in cyber security

The Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) aims to quickly increase the diversity and numbers of those working in the UK’s cyber security sector. This is one of a range of initiatives designed in support of the National Cyber Security Strategy aim of developing a sustainable supply of home-grown cyber security talent in the UK

The fund is open to organisations such as training providers and charities, who can demonstrate their initiatives are not designed to fill internal vacancies, but rather service a range of employers. The fund is not open to individuals seeking funding for their own study or upskilling. The full eligibility criteria has been set out in the CSIIF guidance for applicants (PDF, 316K).

CSIIF already provides funding to a number of training programmes targeting groups underrepresented in the cyber security sector. A number of previously sponsored initiatives have developed new and inventive ways of reaching a wider range of candidates and offer flexible learning opportunities to fit different lifestyles.

Apply for CSIIF funding
Download the CSIIF application form (DOC, 57K).
Deadline for applications: 27 September 2019.