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Funding

At Barker, our team of highly skilled funding experts has secured millions of pounds in funding for our clients. We can advise you on the right funding avenue for your organisation. 

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

Unrivalled experience. Unparalleled success. Our funding experts can help you secure funding from any available stream. We know how important successful bidding for funding is, and we have the right infrastructure to help. Our dedicated team works across energy, education, condition and emergency funding streams to help deliver your vision.

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.

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    Our Core Funding Services

    Education Funding
    Energy Funding

    Education Funding

    Education funding is constantly evolving with new initiatives and funding opportunities being introduced to the sector. Those responsible for managing education estates are requiring ever more creative and professional strategies for income generation. Our education funding experts help schools, academies, colleges and universities to secure funding from any available streams to help create the best environments for learning.

    Energy Funding

    Energy costs are variable and can easily be brought down through simple, conscious changes. We can help you to make small savings by changing energy suppliers or by getting a better tariff from your existing suppliers, however substantial reductions are possible by re-thinking your energy strategy. Funding is available to support your energy management transformation and we can help to secure this.

    Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)
    Bid Writing

    Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

    No win. No fee. Barker is the UK’s leading CIF bidding consultant. We have an outstanding track record of successful CIF applications, securing millions of pounds for our clients. Our bid writing is done free of charge, 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. Join the hundreds of academies who have secured CIF funding through Barker.

    Bid Writing

    We write winning bids. Bidding is competitive and we help you stand out. We employ specialist bid writers and technical experts to increase your success rates and reduce your workload. We have an outstanding track record of successful funding applications across education, energy and heritage funding streams.

    Our Funding Services Include:

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    • Education Funding
    • Energy Funding
    • Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)
    • Bid Writing
    • CIF Appeals
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    • SCA
    • T-Level Capital Fund
    • Selective Schools Expansion Fund
    • Urgent Capital Support
    • Basic Need Funding
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    • LCVAP
    • Salix Energy Efficiency Fund
    • Sports Funding/Healthy pupils Capital Fund
    • Community/Charity Funding

    See What Our Clients Say

    “Barker has been able to secure 3 large capital bids for us which they have project managed very professionally to conclusion. We are also using them as architects/planners/project managers on a Local Authority led expansion build over the next two years. I find them professional, approachable and very thorough. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

    Cheam Park Farm School, Sutton, Julie Pennefather

    “With Barker’s assistance, we were able to secure funds from the LCSF round to put together Energy Assessments for some of our schools, and amazingly, secure over £3million worth of funding with the PSDS round. Barker has been great through the whole process, assisting with the initial skills fund award, the bids, monitoring paperwork as well as project tenders, set up, and completion.”

    Academies Enterprise Trust

    “The Governing Body of St Margaret’s Church of England (VA) Primary School have been very pleased with the premises development support from Barker and the professional levels of communication. The 5-year maintenance plan has been instrumental in setting a sustainable budget for future improvement. The current ongoing support and advice for the LCVAP funding work has also been very good with a proactive partnership developing between the school and the consultants.”

    St Margaret's School, Basildon

    “From my initial interest through to the planning stage, the service that I received has been excellent. Planning application and liaison between builders, suppliers Essex Local Authority has been dealt with smoothly and efficiently. I am delighted with the build and want you to convey my sincere thanks for all hard work and effort in making this project as straightforward as possible.”

    Cressing Primary School, Cressing

    “Barker has done another excellent job managing our cladding project. Excellent from start to finish!”

    Buttsbury Junior School, Billericay, Headteacher
    Dame Alice Owen’s School – New 18 Classroom Teaching Block
    Dame Alice Owen’s School – New 18 Classroom Teaching Block
    • Client: Dame Alice Owen's School
    • Location: Potters Bar
    Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS)
    Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS)
    • Client: Various Multi Academy Trusts
    • Location: National
    St Mary the Virgin Church – Tower and Spire Repairs
    St Mary the Virgin Church – Tower and Spire Repairs
    • Client: St Mary Parochial Church Council – St Mary the Virgin Church
    • Location: Baldock, Hertfordshire
    Greensward Academy & Hawkwell Athletic Football Club – New Changing Pavilion
    Greensward Academy & Hawkwell Athletic Football Club – New Changing Pavilion
    • Client: Greensward Academy and Hawkwell Athletic Football Club
    • Location: Hockley, Essex

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