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CIF Appeals 2022/23

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CIF Outcomes/Appeals Announcement

The Department for Education (DfE) recently announced its allocation of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2022/23.

The limited funding available and large number of applications received means that the DfE are not able to fund all projects. Whilst it is disappointing, there may be scope for your case to be reassessed via an appeal.

CIF Appeals Key Date – 7th June 2022 at 4pm

“We got BOTH bids! That is amazing, such a boost for our school. Thank you so much for all your help!” – Park High School


If you are considering an appeal Barker can help. We will review your bids and advise you on the best way forward for your CIF appeals or future resubmissions.

In the recent round of CIF bids Barker has helped clients secure over £40 million worth of funding. Successful projects ranged £27,000.00 refurbishment projects to £1.75 million block replacement.

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation to make sure you are getting your share of this vital funding. Fill out the form along side or call 01279 647111

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    What is CIF?

    The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) supports projects that address compliance, health and safety issues and maintenance needs. Only projects that demonstrate a high project need and those that align with CIF priorities are likely to be successful.

    CIF also supports a small proportion expansion projects for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies and sixth-form colleges that need to expand their existing facilities.

    The fund is administered by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) which is part of the Department for Education (DfE). Applications can be made through the CIF Portal.

    In our experience, every academy should be looking to submit two CIF Bids per year unless you are in a very modern and well-maintained building In order to prepare high quality bids, it is essential that academies start this process as soon as possible and in September/October at the latest.

    Barker is one of the country’s leading Education specialist consultancies. We have a track record of preparing CIF bids and delivering successful projects that have made a real difference to the academies.

    The highest priority works are:

    • Health and safety or safeguarding issues
    • Emergency asbestos removal
    • Fire safety works
    • Leaking roofs, cladding and windows
    • Heating and hot water systems.
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