Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) & Bid Writing

A track record of success

If your premises need repair, renovation or expansion, and you are a single academy or part of a small MAT, then you can bid for capital from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF).

CIF is an annual bidding round offered by the ESFA, for academies with plans to improve their premises and create a safe, secure and positive learning environment for their pupils, teachers and staff.

The CIF bid was successful in accessing £1.7m of capital funding.
— Hilary Barber, Director of Operations, Ninestiles Academy Trust

At S2e we have an outstanding track record of making successful CIF bids. In 2017 we submitted over 180 bids, of which 146 (81%) were successful, securing over £27m of funding for our clients. 

Funding has been secured for a wide variety of projects such as:

  • Sports facilities
  • New or extended classrooms
  • Structural repairs and alterations
  • Boiler replacement & zoning of heating
  • Roof and window replacement
  • Increasing site security and safety

For more information on our CIF funding and bid writing services, and how we can support your academy or MAT, please call 01530 276127 or email