Condition Improvement Fund: 2017 to 2018 outcome
Information for schools and sixth-form colleges about the outcome of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2017 to 2018 round
Successful applications for CIF 2017 to 2018
We announced the outcome of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for 2017 to 2018 on 3 April 2017.
Eligible academies and sixth-form colleges had from 19 October until noon 9 December 2016 to submit an application.
We received over 3,800 applications this year. As agreed with ministers, the highest CIF priorities were compliance; health and safety; and projects which address the most significant building condition.
CIF 2017 to 2018 provides funding of £466 million for 1,435 projects across 1,184 academies and sixth-form colleges. It helps to ensure that children across the country can enjoy good quality school and college buildings that are safe and fit for learning.
We have sent information about the outcomes to all applicants.
Next steps for successful projects
If you have been successful in securing funding for your project(s), further information is now available on the CIF portal.
- the terms and conditions of your grant or loan allocation
- funding payment profiles
- loan details
Successful projects need relevant approvals where appropriate before we can make payments. This can include significant change, planning permission(s) and consent(s).
All successful projects need to log on to the CIF portal and complete the following actions by 5pm on 2 May 2017:
- accept the terms and conditions of funding (accessed from the Current Projects page)
- check the payment profile meets your project needs
- check that your contact information is up-to date
Next steps for unsuccessful projects
If your project does not appear on the successful projects table then we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide funding at this stage.
The significant number of applications means that we have prioritised those with evidence of the greatest need.
We will fund further applications should extra money become available.
Information on project scores and feedback is now available on the CIF portal.
We have now published the guidance for applicants wishing to appeal following the outcomes for the 2017 to 2018 CIF round. This guidance provides information to applicants about how to access their project feedback and, if appropriate, appeal.
PDF, 934KB, 11 pages
The deadline for submitting an appeal is midday on 16 May 2017.
You should refer to this guidance and your feedback on the CIF portal before making an appeal.
You may submit an appeal only on the basis that a material error has been made in the assessment of your application.
We will only consider information that formed part of the original application. This decision is final, there is no further stage in the appeal process and we will not consider any requests to review the outcome of appeals.
We will announce details of the next CIF round in autumn 2017.
If you need further advice, please contact us using:
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