Let us help secure your next Condition Improvement Fund bid
with our industry-leading record of success
In recent years of CIF applications, it has been clear that the EFA has been pushing for Academies and Trusts to take better ownership of the condition of their education estates and effectively manage their asset plan for the future.
Our exceptional track record is supported by the relationships we have developed with our clients, where we consistently urge education estates to start thinking early about the next CIF round, as early as possible.
Unfortunately, many bids can be rejected on the grounds that there was a lack of cost certainty and project planning, which is why starting early is an essential part of the process of securing the success of your next bid.
The Condition Improvement Fund is an annual bidding round for academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for capital funding. The main function of the fund is to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition. Successful projects are those that are able to demonstrate the urgency of the project whilst aligning with the priorities as set by the Education Funding Agency (EFA).
If your school or college meets one of the below criteria then you are entitled to submit up to 2 projects per round of the Condition Improvement Fund.
We support and successfully secure CIF applications at our own risk, with all fees for the project included in the bid.
Garland UK can put together an effective Roof Asset Management Plan to manage the trust’s roofing assets and best utilise SCA funding to tackle the roofs in a methodical and manageable way. This involves a free condition survey across your sites using all the tools necessary to gauge the condition of each roof section on each property
Your local Technical Manager has the tried and tested expertise to support your CIF bid and as your dedicated point of contact, you can expect to receive:
The way in which buildings create and consume energy can have a significant environmental impact. At Garland UK we specialise in offering Solarise, our solar PV panel systems that help education facilities save money on operational costs and reduce the carbon output of the building.
With an average return on investment in as little as 5 years, your dedicated Technical Manager will carefully asses the project viability, carbon reduction and yield capabilities of a Solarise PV panel installation, to provide a clear view on achievable results for your CIF bid.
The Condition Improvement Fund aims to ensure that schools are able to maintain teaching environments, of which roofing systems are of key importance. For many, the CIF application process can seem daunting however, the Department for Education releases comprehensive information for applicants which is a great place to start for those considering this source of funding.
Garland’s team of Technical Managers have extensive experience working within the education sector and are on hand to provide you with all of the required supporting documents to maximise your chance of success.
South West Technical Manager, Paul Boole, worked closely with the client to help secure a staggering 7,260m2 roof refurbishment project for Corfe Hills School, as part of their Condition Improvement Fund bid.
Garland’s diverse range of systems allowed for a combination of waterproofing products to be specified across the site, providing the best solution for the client. Paul utilised a mix of StressPly bituminous membranes, R-MER CLAD metal profile and Dura-Coat cold applied liquid.
Our waterproofing systems not only keep schools, hospitals and public buildings dry, but we work hard to develop quality relationships with customers and ultimately, keep delivering better environments for the communities that they serve.Tim Jones, Managing Director, Garland UK