What is the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)?
It’s an annual bidding round for eligible academies, sixth-form colleges and voluntary aided (VA) schools to apply for capital funding.
The Fund’s priority is to address significant condition need, keeping school and college buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition.
CIF also supports a small number of expansion projects. These are for academies, sixth-form colleges and VA schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted that need to expand.
What makes a successful application?
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