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A breakdown of CIF funding uses from the experts

CIF, also known as the Condition Improvement Fund, has long provided the education sector with vital funding. Recognising the damage of down time and the knock-on effect this can have on learning, the ESFA provide schools with the perfect solution. The real question, however, surrounds CIF funding uses. What can this financial support be used for? CIF Funding Uses CIF is used for a variety of different projects, where these will significantly improve the condition of an educational facility. This scheme helps schools avoid closure due to structural issues. The CIF guidelines for their most recent round splits projects into […]

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How to Improve the Likelihood of Successful Bid Applications

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) can be a game-changer for schools and academies looking to renovate at-risk or outdated buildings. Competition to gain this funding, however, is fierce. In fact, only 19% of the 4,547 institutions eligible for CIF funding experienced successful bid applications in 2023. It’s not surprising that the success rate is this low. Bid applications are an incredibly tricky and time-consuming process, with so many different hoops to jump through. Of course, you’ll want to do everything to ensure your bid application’s success, but how can you increase your chances?  What is the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)? […]

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How does the CIF Appeals process work?

Securing the necessary funding for crucial infrastructure projects can prove to be a complex and competitive endeavour. Especially within educational settings where available resources are stretched thinly as it is. Fortunately, however, the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) and CIF appeals process have long provided schools with a beacon of hope. This scheme supplies financial support for academic institutions struggling to make necessary improvements to their facilities.  Being government-led, the scheme aims to allocate funding as fairly and efficiently as possible. There may be instances, however, when a school feels that their application may have been unfairly assessed or overlooked. In such […]

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Funding for Schools: What’s available 

Based in Essex, Munday + Cramer is home to a team of experts in many fields. One area we are particularly specialised in is securing government funding for schools in the UK. Navigating Government schemes alone can be tricky. It’s for this reason that so many education providers enlist the help of our bid writers. We have been able to aid hundreds of clients with their applications for much needed financial support. Not only has this enabled them to focus on what they do best but it’s also improved the service they provide for their students too.    What types of […]

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