13 Jun Success for Schools through the Condition Improvement Fund
WWA achieved a 70% success rate through the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). Securing almost £2.5m of funding for academy schools across the UK.
The CIF provides access to capital funding for academies through an annual bidding process. There are two priority areas; building condition and expansion.
Building condition projects address works needed to improve existing buildings. A small number of projects can secure expansion works. However, there must be a strong case for additional capacity, to be successful.
WWA are working with Primary and Secondary schools on a range of projects including;
– Window and door replacement;
– Roof upgrades;
– Boiler replacement;
– Asbestos removal; and
– Security & safeguarding.
In addition, health and safety compliance and water tightness are also a priority. These factors are therefore, at the forefront of the government’s strategy. Bringing existing building stock up to current regulations.
Condition Improvement Fund – Application Process
WWA undertake the CIF application free of charge and only if successful, are appointed to deliver the scheme. From initial appraisal through to ongoing project management, we provide clients with impartial, timely and concise information.
In an oversubscribed process, it is essential to obtain expert advice. Our Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Building Surveyors are experienced in the diverse range of projects that Academies undertake.
John Timony-Smith, Principal Quantity Surveyor, said:
“The CIF is an important fund to address significant building issues that can not be financed from the academy devolved formula capital. A good proportion of our schools secured funding for more than one project making significant changes to the school environment.”
“We can assist with application processes for free, reducing the risk. It also means that only viable schemes are put forward”.
Matt Wood, Bucklers Mead Academy, Yeovil (Business Manager), said:
“WWA offer the complete package. The academy is benefiting from new boilers and replacement of leaking roofs. Our staff and students will benefit from warm and dry classrooms for many, many years. We have enjoyed working in partnership with WWA and recommend their services unreservedly.”
The 2018/19 Condition Improvement Fund is likely to open during October 2017. Should Academies require assistance with their application, please get in touch: