Accessing Condition Improvement Funding [CIF]

Expert knowledge of the Condition Improvement Fund application process and requirements

Faithful+Gould have a detailed knowledge of the strict requirements which are necessary to provide a successful bid document.

Faithful+Gould’s consultant role includes navigating the funding route and providing professional reports in support of CIF applications. Our experience enables us to target the elements most likely to meet the funding criteria, whilst also identifying those areas which can create those marginal gains in scoring, which may previously have been missed.

Our initial consultations identify the key drivers for the potential bids, and then we take the lead in the production of bid documentation, which maximises scoring potential and increases the likelihood of the proposed works being funded.

Our role, however, becomes even more important once an academy’s application is successful. Appointing Faithful+Gould to design and manage the construction process through to completion, ensures projects are delivered in harmony with the funding allocation and delivery plan submitted as part of the application. Where applications are successful, 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 itself.

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