Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

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What is the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)?

The Condition Improvement Fund is an annual round of funding whereby eligible academies can apply for capital funds. Its purpose is to address school condition and to keep the buildings safe and in good working order and this includes compliance and health and safety issues.

£495M of Funding in 2022/2023

In the 2022/2023 CIF round, the Department for Education (DfE) provided funding of £498 million for 1,405 projects at 1,129 academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided schools.

CIF Bids without the Financial Risk

Our team will work with you to identify the projects which have the greatest chance of success based on the priorities set by the Department for Education (DfE). There will be no fee chargeable for the development and delivery of the CIF bid. Following the successful outcome of a CIF bid, our professional fees are covered by the funding received. The service we offer provides a low risk solution for our Clients to obtain the advice they need without risk of expenditure which does not have an allocated budget.

No Win, No Fee

Alternatively, if the Condition Improvement Fund bid is unsuccessful, there will be no fee to be paid by you.

Contact our Team

Contact our team on 01884 563813 or Contact our Team, for a free Condition Improvement Fund bid appraisal.

You can have a look at some of the work we have completed for schools on our Projects Page

Why Choose Jarman Ward?

  • Excellent Track Record in Securing CIF Funding
  • Experienced Chartered Building Surveyors
  • CIF Bid Writing Managed on a No Funding No Fee Basis
  • 30 years Experience of Delivering School Construction Projects
  • Detailed Knowledge of a Wide Variety of Construction Types
  • Friendly and Professional Service
  • Excellent Project Management

Key Dates to Consider

The typical timelines for applying for funding are as follows:

October – Funding opens for the latest CIF round.

December – Registration Deadline for applicants.

December – Technical helpline opens for help with CIF portal access.

December – Deadline for receiving submission of all applications.

Condition Improvement Fund Priorities

It is expected that only applications that closely align with the CIF guidance and priorities will be successful. Funding is unlikely to be successsful for projects that fall into the low and lowest categories.

The current highest priorities are:

  • Building safety matters and asbestos removal works.
  • Gas safety.
  • Electrical safety.
  • Water services and drainage.
  • Ventilation, air quality and thermal comfort.
  • Fire safety.
  • Security and safeguarding.

For more information on the current priorities visit the Department for Education (DfE) Condition Improvement Fund guidance page on the Government website here.

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