The principal aim of Aspire is to provide financial help and assistance to individuals who might not otherwise have access to such support in order to help them reach their full potential within the logistics and transport sector. As a charitable foundation within CILT, we do this all under the umbrella of the Institute.

CILT Aspire a man helping a warehouse man

Aspire provides opportunities and support to aspiring individuals by:

  • Providing access to industry recognised qualifications
  • Engaging charity partners for training places
  • Gaining support from the CILT’s current membership and partners
  • Helping at least 100 people each year

Aspire will provide financial assistance to individuals to support full or part-time study primarily for recognised professional qualifications in the field of logistics, the supply chain and transport, provided by the CILT or recognised and other approved Awarding bodies recognised by CILT.

All applications for awards will be judged by an Awards Panel whose decision will be final and may not be appealed. Recognised qualifications are all those accredited by CILT, although others in the field offered by other professional institutes may be considered at the discretion of the Awards Panel, which is made up of industry wide representatives and members of CILT.  A condition of awards being made is that beneficiaries must be or must become members of their national CILT organisation.

The financial assistance will be principally in the area of course fees and/or the purchase of text books and distance learning materials, although in proven cases of hardship, help may be provided with travel and subsistence costs related to participation in approved courses, but this would be judged on a case by case basis.

Awards will only be made to applicants where there is no opportunity to obtain funds from other sources so ASPIRE awards will not be made if a loan or grant has already been made or is obtainable through the other channels normally available to students.  Aspire will not fund research projects or academic degrees.

Aspire encourages and may give priority to applications that include funding from other sources, involve partnership or co-operation between organisations and/or are sustainable and provide a long-term legacy. Activities supported by Aspire normally need to be commenced within twelve months of the grant being approved.

For more information on the Aspire programme and how to apply click here.