In order to be eligible for funding from the CBTF,

1) Proposals must be submitted by a partnership of at least one private sector, for-profit employer and one training provider that are independent third party organisations.

2) Training must be competency-based and mapped to occupational standards that are either:

3) The training included in the proposal provided must lead to competency-based certification by a recognized awarding body.


  • must be registered or incorporated in Barbados; and 
  • provide evidence that they have been operating prior to January 1, 2014.

Are you a small business or entrepreneur? You can join with other businesses or your trade association and submit a joint proposal in partnership with a training provider.

Training providers:

  • can be public or private; local, regional or international,
  • must be registered or incorporated in their home country (local training providers need to have proof of recent National Insurance Scheme compliance);
  • and must have operated prior to January 1, 2014.

4) Proposals must be submitted in the template provided for this competitive cycle