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Launch of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2021/22

Launch of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2021/22

The next round of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is now open.

CIF is an annual bidding round for eligible academies, sixth-form colleges and VA schools to apply for capital funding. The priority for the fund is to address significant condition need, keeping education provider 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 proportion of expansion projects. These are for academies, sixth-form colleges and VA schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted that can demonstrate a need to expand.

Key dates for CIF 2021 to 2022:

Deadline for new applicants to register – 12 noon, 10 December 2020

Deadline to submit applications – 12 noon, 14 January 2021

Deadline for expansion project applicants to submit a significant change approval request (if applicable) to the Regional Schools Commissioner – 12 noon, 14 January 2021

Notify applicants of outcome – Spring 2021

Synergy has had significant success supporting academies with CIF applications. In the last round our team helped our school clients to secure £21m funding. If your school would like assistance, please contact us at

Useful links:

Condition Improvement Fund 2021 to 2022: Information for applicants:

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) bid writing: Your questions answered:

Posted on 13/11/2020

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