Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund

Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund

The Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) is designed to increase the number and diversity of those working in the UK's cyber security industry.

The Fund supports a range of organisations to develop and scale up effective and sustainable initiatives that identify, train and place untapped talent from different backgrounds into targeted cyber security roles quickly.

It forms 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.

Eligible Organisations
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.

Funding
Grant funding for up to 50% of the total initiative costs, up to a maximum of £100,000 per initiative, is available for training providers to work with employers and design training programmes which retrain a diverse range of individuals for careers in cyber security

Applicants will need to demonstrate that:
● Funding requested does not exceed 50% of the lead applicant organisation’s annual collective income
● Funding requested is a maximum of 50% of total initiative cost

Guidance
A guidance document which includes the Fund eligibility criteria can be found here

For more information and to apply please visit the DCMS website

Deadline: 27 September 2019

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