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Tag Archives: Bid Applications in Essex

The sorts of funding available to educational, sporting and medical establishments are appealing. They make bid applications in Essex an astute use of your organisation’s time. Funding helps improve structural failings within a school; build a new building at a GP surgery; contribute to the installation of sports and games areas, and many, many more. These rounds of bid applications in Essex are very competitive, however. It isn’t enough to simply hastily put something together and think that that will do. Proficiency in technical content is important. It’s the main way to higher chances of success through the rounds of bidding and therefore can’t be neglected.

Fire Safety In Schools

Why do buildings need fire stopping solutions? Fire stopping products are used to prevent fire and smoke spreading through a building. Similarly, they help keep key areas such as fire exit corridors protected. Penetrations through walls etc. for infrastructure such as pipework, cables and gas pipes, if not properly fireproofed can allow smoke and fire to spread, however small the aperture! The Challenge: M+C helped their client secure CIF funding for fire stopping solutions to be implemented across their site. In conjunction with Cahill Design Consultants (CDC), a number of key issues that compromised fire safety were identified: Within the main teaching […]

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Bid Applications in Kent: Applying for CIF Funding

With plenty of schools confronting condition issues up and down the country, the need for CIF funding has never been so great. Due to this, competition for the next round of the Condition Improvement Fund is high. With limited funds, many schools are turning to specialists for help with bid applications in Kent. If you’re looking for support and guidance, look no further! Bid Applications in Kent The announcement for the next round of CIF funding (2024-2025) was announced a few weeks ago, with deadlines coming around thick and fast. All new applicants must have registered for an account by […]

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What Types of CIF Projects Are Eligible to Apply for in 2024/25?

After much anticipation, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) recently published details for the next round of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). These comprehensive guidelines highlight crucial details as to which type of CIF projects will be accepted and the assessment criteria for 2024/25. The Different CIF Project Categories CIF provides financial support to both condition projects and expansion projects. As with the last round of funding, the ESFA have categorised CIF projects into three types: condition projects, condition with expansion projects, and expansion projects. We’ve detailed more information on each of these below. Condition Projects It should be […]

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Bid Applications: Unpacking The New Post-16 Capacity Fund

To cater to a predicted increase in the 16-19 year-old demographic, the UK Government recently announced a new capital funding scheme intended for institutions that offer Further Education (FE). The rollout of the new scheme coincides with the UK’s broader commitment to its ‘levelling up’ agenda; an initial £83 million has been set aside for the scheme’s first year, with the hope of striking a longer-term deal for funding in the near future. The team here at Munday + Cramer offer extensive support for bid applications in the south-east, ranging from CIF funding to Salix loans. We wanted to pick […]

Investigating the Further Education Capital Transformation Fund (FECTF)

The Further Education Capital Transformation Fund (FECTF) is a Government fund aimed at tackling poor estate condition within designated Further Education (FE) institutions and colleges. The FECTF has been set up as part of the Government’s £1.5 billion commitment to transforming FE institutions over the next half a decade. The aim of the fund is to significantly reduce the number of FE college estates deemed to be in an “unsatisfactory condition”. Full details of the FECTF from the UK Government can be found here, but for the sake of ease, the team here at Munday + Cramer, who offer extensive […]

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What Are T-Levels And Why Are They Important?

Every once in a while, the education sector sees a landmark change or addition. Something that’s brought in with the intention of improving, both the students’ experience, and their chances of employment beyond school. The Government’s introduction of T-Levels is one such change. These new qualifications, which are somewhat similar to A-Levels, though more vocationally focused, are initially being wheeled out from this September, with further T-Level qualifications being introduced in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The team here at Munday + Cramer, who offer bid applications in Essex, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk and London, wanted to look at the qualifications in […]

A workshop, the sort which may be in use for the Government's new vocationally focused T-Level qualifications.

Recent Funding Changes And What It Means For Bid Applications

The educational landscape has been in flux in recent years. The grants and funding available to establishments very much hinge not only on the type of work needed doing, but on the type of school, itself. As more schools change from one type to another, some funding pots grow whilst others shrink. Throw into that mix significant changes to the funding schemes, themselves, as well as the current situation regarding COVID-19 and you can quickly lose track of what is available to whom, and when it is available. The team here at Munday + Cramer, technical specialists in bid applications […]

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A Detailed Look At Bid Applications Within The Education Sector

Bid applications are a means of securing additional funding throughout the various public sectors. There are a variety of biddable schemes through which extra funding can be sought, the appropriateness of which depends entirely on the project at hand. Securing these additional funds is a complex process, and entails a comprehensive bidding process. Munday + Cramer are experts in procuring successful bid applications for the schools, colleges and academies that need them most. Their work also extends to sectors extraneous to the education sector. In a time where the education sector is being placed under increasing strain, the necessity for […]

A Look At Bid Applications Within The Education Sector

2019/20 CIF Success – M+C reach new heights

Munday + Cramer have again surpassed expectation, and are pleased to announce yet another successful year of securing Condition Improvement Funding for our academy clients. In total, around 100 schemes, totalling over £38m has been secured for the 2019/20 CIF funding round for academies in the South-East, London and Home Counties. The current round saw the ESFA’s spend reduce slightly to £433 million for 1,413 projects at 1,210 academies and sixth-form colleges. This means that Munday + Cramer successfully secured nearly 9% of the total UK fund. M+C’s level of success also sees an unprecedented growth of 72%. Associate Director, […]

Munday + Cramer successfully secured CIF funding of £38 million for academies in the 2019/20 round

Beginners Guide to ACMF Funding

Another round of ACMF bid applications is looming large in the next term. Academies across the UK should be looking to their estates, development plans and condition surveys now in order to prepare. Des Shillingford; Business Manager of the Stanford and Corringham School’s Trust is fast becoming a seasoned professional; successfully securing funding for three significant schemes at his first attempt working alongside Munday + Cramer in round 1 earlier in the year. Stanford and Corringham School’s Trust Mr Shillingford is coming to the education sector from a wider commercial background. ACMF funding is a new, yet critical part of […]

Beginners Guide to ACMF Funding