08th October 2019
Applications to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2020/21 round are due to be announced this month.
CIF is the annual funding available to eligible Academies and Sixth Form Colleges. Administered by the ESFA, CIF supports projects that address compliance, health and safety issues and maintenance needs such as fire safety works, emergency asbestos removal, heating/hot water systems, roofing, cladding and windows.
CIF also supports a small proportion of expansion projects.
Only projects that demonstrate a high project need and those that align with CIF priorities are likely to be successful. 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.
We at Barker Associates support our clients all the way – starting with condition survey, developing the bids through to delivery of these projects. We maintain a successful record of CIF applications submitted on behalf of our clients with funding worth £20 million secured and nearly 200 CIF projects delivered over the years.
If you would like more information on how we can assist with your CIF bids email or call us on 01279 647111.