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Condition Improvement Fund 2018/19 Guidelines Announced

19th October 2017

Condition Improvement Fund 2018/19 Guidelines Announced

The Education Funding Agency has announced its guidelines for Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2018/19. CIF is the annual funding academies and sixth-form colleges can apply to. The core priority for CIF remains the condition of school buildings to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose.

Milestones for CIF 2018-19 are:



Registration deadline for new applicants

30 November 2017 5pm

Deadline for submitting applications

14 December 2017 12noon

Date for notifying applicants of outcomes

By April 2018


CIF supports projects that address condition, compliance, health and safety issues and maintenance needs of academy and sixth-form buildings. CIF also supports a small proportion of expansion projects.

Further information and checklist is available on

Due to the fact that CIF funding is highly over-subscribed only projects that demonstrate a high project need and those that align with CIF priorities are likely to be successful.

In order to prepare high quality bids, it is essential that academies start this process as soon as possible. Contact us NOW to find out how Barker Associates can assist you to prepare a strong bid.

Barker Associates 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.