**Please note, the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2020-21 is now closed. More information can be found here.**
We are pleased to announce that the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2020-21 is now open for applications.
The annual bidding round run by the Department for Education (DfE) is available for Academies which do not belong to large Multi-Academy Trusts (5+ academies or 3,000+ pupils) and Sixth-Form Colleges.
The priority for CIF is to address significant condition need, keeping academy and sixth-form colleges buildings safe and in good working order. If your project includes energy efficiency works you can apply for an interest free energy efficiency Salix loan for all or part of the project funding.
More information about applying for a Salix loan as part of your CIF application can be found here.
Key Dates and Timescales
|Applications open||Monday 28th October 2019|
|Registration for NEW applicants||New applicants must register to use the DfE/ESFA Portal by 12 noon on Friday 29th November 2019|
|Application submission deadline (all applicants)||12 noon on Friday 13th December 2019|
|Application outcome notifications||The DfE/ESFA will notify applicants of the outcome in Spring 2020.|
Please note: Academies and Multi-Academy Trusts looking to carry out projects solely focused on energy efficiency, such as upgrading to LED lighting or more efficient boilers, may be more suited to apply for Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF).
If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact the schools programme: [email protected] or call 0203 102 6903 to speak to a member of the team.
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