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CIF 2024/25 Success: millions of funding secured for our academy clients

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced its allocation of Condition Improvement Fund 2024/25 round. Total funding of just under £450m for various school condition projects has been confirmed. 

It is yet another successful year of CIF bids for Barker. Successful projects range from £50,000 safeguarding projects to £1.6M heating programmes. 

The DfE received requests for funding for over 3,034 projects to this year’s round. A total of £450 million for 866 projects across 733 academies and sixth-form colleges has been allocated. 

Robert Gould, Partner and Head of Funding Bids said, “This is a fantastic result and a testament to the power of partnerships between Barker and our clients. Our team continues to deliver high-quality bids through hard work, flexibility, and professionalism all round. We are absolutely delighted with the outcomes for our clients, and we look forward to delivering these projects.”  

Appealing the CIF 24/25 Outcome 

The limited funding available and the large number of applications received means that not all projects were successful. Academies will be able toAppeal the CIF 24/25 outcome via the CIF portal. The deadline for Appeals is Tuesday 7 May 2024, 12pm.

Our CIF consultants at Barker will be able to support those Academies looking to Appeal their CIF bids. For more information emailor call us on 1279 647111. 

Barker maintains an outstanding track record of  CIF submissions with sector-leading success rates. We fully support both schools and multi-academy trusts beyond the bid submissions all the way through project planning, procurement, and project delivery to enrich teaching and learning environments. 

Contact us to discuss your school improvement or expansion project. 

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