- What We Do
We offer professional expertise, unrivalled knowledge in putting together a successful CIF application, and bid writing based on a no-win-no-fee basis.
We also know how difficult and time-consuming this can be for individual academies and Business Managers. At Barker we take responsibility for putting together the applications for Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) bids, leaving academies to concentrate on their core activities.
Outcomes of the 2024-25 round are expected to be announced in Spring. Subsequent CIF round will be launched in Autumn 2024.
If you are considering submitting a CIF application fill out the form, or call us on 01279 647111 and ask to speak to our CIF team.
Barker is an integrated property consultancy and trusted advisor to schools, trusts, colleges and universities across the country.
We are affiliated partners to the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) , Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and The Trust Network (TTN) giving you the peace of mind that you are working with the sector experts.
We are proud to work with thousands of schools and many of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the UK.
Barker will consult with you to assess your site and discuss the priority works. We advise you on the best projects to bid for and guide you on the best strategy for a successful condition improvement fund submission.
We will guide you through the whole application process and submit comprehensive bids carefully targeting the ESFA guidelines ensuring the best possible outcome.
We work on a NO WIN NO FEE BASIS giving a very low-risk solution to academies who want to apply for funding but do not have the time or technical knowledge to develop their own bids. The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) guidelines are very clear about the amount and level of detail required and this can seem daunting to academies.
Most importantly, we are not just bid writers, but expert project managers so when you secure your funding you can rest assured your project is in the best hands.