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Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2022/23

FREE expert help with your CIF bids from the UK’s leading education property consultant.

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Barker has an outstanding track record of successful CIF applications with millions of pounds secured for our clients.

We maintain 85% success rate of all applications submitted, professional expertise, unrivalled knowledge on putting together a successful application, and bid writing based on no win no fee basis

We have an unrivalled knowledge of how to put together successful applications. 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, leaving academies to concentrate on their core activities.

Condition Improvement Funding 2022/23 Round Outcomes Announced

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


Fill out the form, or call us on 01279 647111 and ask to speak to our CIF team.

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.


Our Approach

Barker will consult with you to assess your site and discuss the priority works. We can advise you on the best projects to bid for and guide you on the best strategy for submission.

We will guide you through the whole application process and submit comprehensive bids carefully targeting the ESFA guidelines ensuring the best possible outcome.

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.

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.

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

Contact us for a FREE initial consultation

Fill out our form or call give us a call 01279 647111 and see how we can help.

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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.

    Contact us for a FREE Initial Consultation

    Fill out our form or call give us a call 01279 647111 and see how we can help.

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    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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