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CIF Appeals 2023/24

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CIF Outcomes/Appeals Announcement

The Department for Education (DfE) recently announced its allocation of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2023/24.

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, if your CIF 2023/24 bit outcome was not successful there may be scope for your case to be reassessed via an appeal.

CIF Appeals deadline is Tuesday 13th June 2023

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


Barker, Your Trusted Partner 

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. 

If you are considering an appeal Barker can help. Our CIF consultants 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 millions worth of funding. Successful projects ranged from £50,000 safeguarding projects to £1.7 million heating programmes.

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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Landing Page Form | CIF Appeals
  • Landing Page Form | CIF Appeals

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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