The Importance of CIF Funding in Schools
As a school, academy or sixth form college, the main priority is providing education in a safe, secure environment for students and staff. The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) provides financial aid to education-providing establishments to facilitate significant improvements and keep students and staff comfortable, healthy and productive.
What is CIF?
Condition improvement fund (CIF) is a way to apply for capital funding. According to Gov.UK, CIF is an annual bidding round for eligible sixth form colleges, academies and non-diocesan Voluntary Aided (VA) schools to apply for capital funding.
Why are CIF bids so important for schools?
CIF funding improves the facilities of schools, academies and colleges – so applying for this condition improvement fund is essential for the development, maintenance and safety of education establishments. The priority of the funding is to address significant condition needs, while keeping education provider buildings safe and in working order. This also includes addressing health and safety issues, poor building conditions and heating & ventilation systems, which are the top criteria for receiving financial grants.
That’s why ensuring CIF bids are in place to secure the appropriate funding for your school is so important. You can apply for CIF funding if you are a single academy trust, a small multi-academy trust, sixth-form college or a non-diocesan VA school. For more information on CIF funding, please visit the GOV.uk site.
How Biddle can help?
Here at Biddle, we offer technical advice and support. Our dedicated team of experts will accompany you to assess your site in order to help you with your CIF application and CIF bids. With our wealth of knowledge in the industry sector, we can provide a recommended heat emitter that is best suited to your school-specific requirements, which can be used as part of your CIF application.
Already applied for your CIF funding and been granted funds? Let us assist with the right heating solution for you – matching up your application specifications with our wide range of services. Learn more about our climate control products from Biddle today, or get in touch with a member of our team for more information about condition improvement funding.