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Don’t leave your career development to chance

Aspire offers funding for a range of training courses and professional qualifications.

If you feel that Aspire can help you fulfil your potential and achieve your career aspirations, please download our application form which contains the terms and conditions by clicking the links below. It is important to select the correct one.

Please fully complete the application form, read and sign the terms and conditions and return to aspire@ciltuk.org.uk along with a copy of your current CV, a copy of either your birth certificate or passport, copies of appropriate certificates and a letter of recommendation (Humanitarian applications only) Please note that incomplete applications will be rejected.

Aspire Application Timetable
Date Application stage
1st January 2021 Application submission window opens
31st January 2021 Application submission window closes
February 2021 Applications reviewed by the Aspire Awards Committee
1st April 2021 Application submission window opens
30th April 2021 Application submission window closes
May 2021 Applications reviewed by the Aspire Awards Committee
1st July 2021 Application submission window opens
31st July 2021 Application submission window closes
August 2021 Applications reviewed by the Aspire Awards Committee
1st October 2021 Application submission window opens
31st October 2021 Application submission window closes
November 2021 Applications reviewed by the Aspire Awards Committee
Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications outside of the above time frame.

Applications submitted after the closing date will not be reviewed and will need to be resubmitted once the application process reopens.

Applications can only be accepted from the individual applying for funding and not by a third party.

Applicants may only submit one application in any rolling twelve month period.

The International Aspire fund is currently on hold until further notice. 

If you have any queries regarding Aspire funding opportunities please contact us at aspire@ciltuk.org.uk or call +44 (0)1536 740100.