The Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) aims to rapidly increase the diversity and quantity of people working in the cyber security sector. This is one of a range of initiatives intended to support the National Cyber Security Strategy aim of developing a sustainable supply of home-grown cyber security talent.

Grants are available to help develop effective and sustainable initiatives that will recruit more adults, particularly women, into the cyber security profession and contribute towards a growing and vibrant cyber security training ecosystem.

There are three individual funding pots on offer and the funding levels vary for each; as follows:

  • ​Large and/or scaled-up initiatives: £250,000 – £500,000
  • ​New, creative and/or innovative initiatives: £20,000 – £50,000
  • West Midlands-based initiatives: £75,000

Eligible expenditure may include training and staff costs, equipment, stationery, utilities, job fairs and marketing campaigns.

Applications are accepted from a range of organisations carrying out initiatives in England. Lead applicants can be:

  • training providers (both in cyber security and non-cyber security);
  • professional bodies and organisations offering cyber security qualifications/certifications;
  • registered charities and social enterprises;
  • further and higher education institutions; or
  • consortia led by any of the above.

A minimum of six and a maximum of 11 initiatives are expected to be funded through the current bidding round.

Applications will be open from 13:00 on Monday 8 October 2018 until 09.00 on Monday 5 November 2018.

If you meet the eligibility requirements as set out in the CSIIF Guidance for Applicants, please complete the application form and send it to

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