With our experience working with organisations within the education sector, we at King Builders understand the importance of providing education in an environment that is safe and secure for both students and staff. Providing financial aid to education establishments, the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) aids schools, colleges and sixth forms in completing improvements to their facilities and building fabric.
A Government scheme, the CIF offers annual bidding rounds where educational establishments can apply for capital funding. This funding can be used for improvements to the institution such as correcting poor building conditions as well as changes to adhere to building regulations and H&S compliance.
There are 3 types of CIF projects: condition, condition with expansion, and expansion.
Condition projects aim to improve the condition of buildings only. This could include fire safety & water safety compliance, roof repairs, window replacement and refurbishment of rooms to comply with health and safety requirements.
Condition with Expansion
These projects involve an expansion where the gross internal floor area (GIFA) is no more than 10% larger than the original block. The aim of the project will need to be to address a significant need to improve conditions.
Expansion projects are ones that create additional spaces needed by an organisation to address overcrowding. Evidence will need to be submitted to prove that there is no other alternative to meeting area standards across the site.
You can find additional information about the CIF on the government’s Condition Improvement Fund page.
We can help you with your application and offer building services to schools that are looking for funding and someone to help complete the project. We will meet with you to discuss the works needed and will develop a package along with a quotation, specification and a letter to be sent to the education board for approval. You can find more information about how we can help on our Education page.
If you have any questions about the CIF or about how we can help your educational establishment, feel free to get in touch and we would be more than happy to help!