Academies and Colleges

The Department for Education allocate funds to help maintain and improve the condition of education buildings and grounds. Effectively, the fund available to schools and academies is split between two areas:

School Condition Allocations (SCA)

Multi-academy trusts (MATs) with 5 or more academies and more than 3,000 pupils apply for School condition allocations (SCA) to invest in the condition of their education buildings and grounds.

*MATs cannot apply for CIF.

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sixth-form colleges have the option to apply for Condition Improvement Funding, commonly referred to as CIF.

CIF is designed to help upgrade and maintain your building fabric, mechanical & electrical systems.

SCA - Got a Budget...What's your strategy?

On the larger estates and properties we often deliver full Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) Surveys, enabling our clients to plan for the short, medium and long term. We offer PPM Strategies over a specified period such as 5, 10 or 20 years, suited to your individual requirements.

Planned Preventative Maintenance

Projects we've delivered for the Education Sector have included:

Roof Refurbishments | Boiler Upgrades | Fire Door Replacements | Fire Alarm Upgrades | Kitchen Refurbishments | Kitchen Extensions | School Extensions | Canteen Upgrades | LED Lighting Installations | Science Lab Refurbishment | Sports Facility Upgrades | Changing Room Refurbishments.

visit our PPM department

The Roger Hannah Building Consultancy Team offer the full range of professional services to enable you to spend your capital in the most efficient and effective way, including:

All building surveys; including feasibilities, condition surveys, etc. | Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) | Design of both the fabric of the building and M&E installations | Production of Tender documentation & full analysis | Full tender exercise | Contract Administration | Project Management | Project Monitoring | Clerk of works (where applicable).

FREE Consultation

If you require detailed information on the CIF or SCA processes, provide your direct contact details with the address of the School/Academy and we will contact you at our earliest convenience.

Alternatively, please feel free to contact us directly on 0161 429 1670 or


For guidance on the purpose of the School Condition Allocations and the Condition Improvement Fund, what you can spend it on and over what time period, read:

Condition Grants Spend Guidance

Do you need to find funding?

CIF funding is designed to help upgrade and maintain your building fabric, mechanical & electrical systems to ensure they are in good condition, providing students and teaching staff with a suitable and safe working environment.

Does my School/Academy qualify for funding?