Condition Improvement Fund

What is CIF Funding?

CIF funding provides a vital opportunity for schools and academies to improve their facilities and create an enhanced learning environment for students. At Eddisons, we understand the significance of CIF in supporting educational institutions. Our team of experts can guide you through the application process and manage the project to ensure the successful realization of your improvement plans.

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual funding scheme provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to support essential maintenance, improvement, and expansion projects in schools and academies across the UK. The fund aims to address significant building condition needs and enhance the learning environment for students.

What Can CIF Be Used For?

Condition Improvement Fund is important because it ensures that school buildings are kept in a safe and working condition. It addresses significant requirements for improvement which are vitally important to the smooth running and safety of schools. This includes keeping them warm (heating, windows, roofing), dry (roofing, windows) and safe (fire safety, asbestos removal, safeguarding the perimeter, M&E). Much of the costs of these projects would be too high for a school or multi-academy trust to bear alone.

The funding is available for maintained schools, academies, and sixth-form colleges. Eligible institutions can submit bids for projects that align with the funding priorities set by the DfE.

Why Choose Eddisons?

Our team of 60 surveyors have a proven track record in successfully securing CIF funding for schools and academies, having secured over £200million in CIF funding for clients in the past. We understand the complex application process and ensure that your bid is comprehensive and aligned with funding priorities.

CIF Guidance

Read the Government Condition Improvement Fund Guidance for 2024/25 here.

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Talk to us about your CIF application

If you’re looking to enhance your school’s facilities and create a better learning environment, CIF funding could be the solution. Contact Eddisons today to speak with our experts and take the next step in accessing the Condition Improvement Fund.

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