Thursday 26 September 2019

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

How does it work & how effective is it in improving our school estate?


Ryan Davison - AMR Consult

Tony Kinsella - Rider Levett Bucknall

Phil Chell - Langley

Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am


The DfE stat that the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an "annual bidding round for eligible academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for capital funding. The priority for the fund 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 academies and sixth-form colleges rated good or outstanding by Ofsted that can demonstrate a need to expand".

Come and join us as our panel of experts discuss:

  • How does it work?

  • How do you define significant condition need?

  • Does it cover all areas of compliance?

  • How do you create a successful bid?

  • Has it created a mini economy for consultants bidding at risk & is this sustainable?


Ryan Davison
AMR Consult
Over the last few years Ryan has worked in partnership with Schools and Academy Trusts to develop the strategic planning of their estates to address condition and expansion needs. As a key part of this, Ryan has built a wealth of valuable knowledge in preparing CIF applications and has played a key role in securing funding for hundreds of projects.


Tony Kinsella
Rider Levett Bucknall
Phil Chell
With over a decades’ worth of experience in the construction industry, Phil has helped schools, LEA’s and Academy trusts across the country. This includes managing their estates and roof asset management programmes from both contractor delivery, manufacturer design and conception. Over the last 5 years he has worked in partnership with schools and some of the UKs leading surveying practices in securing millions of pounds of funding through CIF.’


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