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Make significant improvements
to your school, with CIF Funding

We work in partnership with funding experts, combining our education finance knowledge and helping you apply for funds to improve your school, academy or sixth-form college

What is the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)?

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding round for eligible schools, academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for capital funding

Applicants with strong governance and sound financial management are favoured, so why not get in touch with us today to find out how we can support you

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Who can apply for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)?

Stand-alone academies

Schools in a multi-academy trust (MAT) (conditions apply)

Voluntary aided (VA) schools

Sixth-form colleges

Schools with a signed academy order

Key features

Free advice, guidance & support

Initial needs evaluation survey

Project identification & project appraisal 

Pre-application cost tendering to meet audit requirements 

Professionally written by bid experts 

Full project management 

Education finance expertise 

Cover all bases

Save time, money and resources with our range of cost-effective school business support services

School & Academy Finance Support

Strategy. Planning. Growth. We can support you with everything from day-to-day transactions to financial planning.

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Outsourced School Payroll

Easy paydays. Guaranteed accuracy. Smooth transfers from your old provider. Find out more about our payroll, pensions and HR bureau today!

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School Internal Audit & Finance System Reviews

Get peace of mind that your internal operations are functioning effectively and efficiently, with our internal audit and finance system reviews.

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In partnership with

Hull and East Yorkshire Children's University
Association of Business Leaders in Education
IRIS - Accredited Support and Training Partner
Institute of School Business Leadership - Approved Partner
ICS Funding Services
Crescent Purchasing Consortium - Framework Supplier

Some of our clients

Successful bidding

The CIF has consistently provided a significant amount of aid and support to VA schools, academies and sixth-form colleges to improve their facilities

If you are interested in bidding, we can help! 

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