Futures for Somerset has an outstanding track record of successful CIF applications with over £50m secured for our clients in recent funding rounds.
We have great knowledge and experience of how to develop successful applications. We also know how difficult and time-consuming this can be for individual schools, academies and Business Managers. At Futures for Somerset we take responsibility for putting together the applications, leaving academies to concentrate on their core activities.
The core priority for CIF is to address significant condition need, keeping academy and sixth-form college 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 Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies and sixth-form colleges that need to expand their existing facilities and/or floor space. For full details and information for applicants please visit the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/condition-improvement-fund
Futures for Somerset can deliver this without Schools and Academies needing to go through a formal tender process as the Strategic Partnering Agreement we have in place with Somerset County Council allows Schools and Academies access to these pre-procured (and OJEU compliant) services, saving you time, effort and money.
Submitting an application for 2022-23? Do not delay in contacting us to support a strong case for your Bid.
We anticipate that all CIF Key Dates will be similar to that of previous funding rounds.