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Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) – We’re here to help..

Harry Naylor / 24 Nov, 20

The Department for Education (DfE) recently published their guidance for this year’s bidding round for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). The guidance can be viewed here.

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding facility which aims to maintain and improve school buildings’ safety and good condition through the provision of Capital Funding. This is open to Academies, Sixth-Forms, Free Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts.

The fund’s main focus is on providing support for projects that ensure school buildings are kept in good condition and that a safe environment is maintained at all times. There is the potential for a small proportion of expansion projects but ultimately the fund is designed for projects which will address health and safety and building compliance issues.

CIF Funding typically supports projects with the replacement of high priority components such as boilers and electrical systems, fire doors and alarms, roof and windows and asbestos removal.

For ease of reference, included in the table below is the CIF policy priorities (Highest to Medium). It is unlikely that funding will be available for projects that fall into the low and lowest categories, and therefore they are not referenced below.

If you’re unsure whether your project qualifies, get in touch with your local building consultancy contact below.

Yorkshire & Humberside

Harry Naylor | 07764 407416

London & South East

Andrew Mazin | 07395 885790

South West

Jo Williams | 07714 060242

North West

Guy Owen | 07901 710677

North East

David Fairley | 07901 710661

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