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Government Grants Now Available
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Applications are open until 30 June 2021 (or until all funding is allocated)

Please be aware, the limited funding is being used up quickly and we strongly advise applying sooner rather than later.

Great news, the government has re-opened grant funding towards helping businesses train staff in making customs declarations. 

The funding is open to businesses that are established in or have a branch in the UK when the grant is paid to you, and for those that have not previously failed to meet tax obligations.

To apply for the grants, your business must either complete customs declarations for yourself or someone else (or intend to in the future) and you must import from or export to the EU.

The grant will give you up to 100% of the cost of training for your employees, up to a limit of £1,500 per trainee. It will also cover the cost of our in-house training up to a limit of £1,500 for each employee on the course.

Six simple steps to apply for the training grant:
1. Find a course or qualification that you think works for you
2. Register for an account with PwC and apply for a grant here
3. Receive a grant offer letter
4. Book & pay for the training course or qualification
5. Submit claim form through your PwC account with proof of payment
6. Your funds will be paid within 30 days of your claim


The Institute offers a range of training and educational activities that are eligible for grant funding:


International Trade Training

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The Institute offers a wide range of training courses to give you the skills and expertise you need to gain a competitive advantage in the complex world of international trade. 

At present all of our training course are being delivered via Virtual Classrooms.



Online Customs Training

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You will need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU. There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete.

Our online training will highlight what you need to know to complete customs declarations accurately and efficiently.



International Trade Qualifications

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The grant funding can also be applied to international trade qualifications.

The learning materials for all of our qualifications are delivered through an online campus, so you can access them wherever and whenever suits you.

You’ll receive full support and lots of contact from tutors and fellow students through online discussion forums, email, online chats and by telephone. 



International Trade Surgeries

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Surgeries comprise of an on-line recorded call, which is supported by an action plan for the business to consider. All services provided are focused and specific to the business providing a dedicated consultancy and support service.

The surgeries are available to all types of businesses from exporters, importers, freight forwarders, bank advisers and international trade intermediaries.



Masterclass Webinars


As part of our efforts to help support you during this time, we have launched a series of Masterclass Webinars.

Our expert presenters will go through the specifics of the topics for around 1.5 hours, before opening up to questions from attendees.




The funding is being administered and can be applied for here: