Your Condition Improvement Funding application and how Faithful+Gould can assist you

Graeme Race
Faithful+Gould provides expert advice, ensuring that Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) applications meet the criteria set out in the guidelines, specifically demonstrating strong governance and good financial management.

We have an outstanding track record of achieving successful CIF applications with millions of pounds secured for academies across the UK. We take the lead on the application, allowing academies to concentrate on what they do best.

Together with you, we will identify issues affecting your premises and determine key drivers for your application. We will produce your funding application, ensuring that it maximises scoring potential, increasing the likelihood of the proposed works being funded.

Recent successful applications have resulted in funding for:

  • Roof covering replacement (inclusive of insulation upgrades)
  • Window replacement works
  • Mains heating/boiler replacement works
  • Electrical switchgear, wiring and lighting upgrades
  • Fire alarm replacement
  • Wholesale block refurbishment
  • Classroom extensions to ease overcrowding
  • School house conversion to media suite
  • Sports hall refurbishment

When your application is successful, Faithful+Gould will design and manage the construction process through to completion. Professional fees are always included as part of the funding allocation, meaning that our appointment does not come at a direct cost to the academy.

We will ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with the funding allocation and delivery plan. Where the client does not have knowledge of the Department for Education portal and the monitoring requirements, Faithful+Gould will undertake this role alongside the client to ensure funding increments are received in a timely manner.

If you need support submitting a new or an existing unsuccessful CIF application, or if you are interested in hearing about any other funding options which may be available to you, click below to speak to our experts.

Below are some examples of CIF projects we have delivered.

St Johns Primary School

Wellsway School

Saxon Mount School

Conyers School

Green Meadows


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