Funding Advice

We have long-standing success in bidding for grants and extensive experience in negotiating funding for capital development.

Our experienced team are able to oversee the entire funding process from the initial identification of need, through to the receipt of capital grants and compliance with audit procedures following expenditure of funds.

Costs are carefully monitored to ensure works are completed within the agreed funding allocations. We have built up strong relationships with key funding bodies and local authorities which enables us to provide a high-quality, seamless service.

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) Bids

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding round for eligible single academy trusts, smaller MATs, sixth-form colleges, and VA schools to apply for capital funding.

The priority for the fund is to address significant condition needs, keeping education provider buildings safe and in good working order.

We can work with your school or Trust to identify potential building condition issues that would be supported by the CIF funding stream. Once these have been agreed, our in-house team will prepare the bids on your behalf and provide all the relevant information.

If the bids are successful, YMD Boon will work with the school to move the schemes forward and deliver the building projects in a timely manner and within budget.

Over many years we have secured funding on a diverse list of projects from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), including:

• Asbestos removal
• Boiler replacements
• Electrical upgrades
• Expansion of successful schools
• Fire safety works
• Improvement of sports facilities
• Modular building replacements
• Roof and window replacements
• Site security and safeguarding
• Structural repairs
• Toilet refurbishment

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School Condition Allocations (SCA) Funding

School Condition Allocation (SCA) funding is paid to eligible bodies responsible for the upkeep of school buildings, such as local authorities, larger MATs and larger diocese. The funding is used to invest in maintaining and improving the condition of their school buildings and grounds.

We can help you to allocate funds by reviewing the current and future demands of your school buildings and by completing condition assessments. This will enable you to create a property maintenance strategy, prioritising improvements/repairs and enabling you to maximise investment.

We have been delighted with the CIF bids results carried out by YMD Boon, with successful bids in all the Trust Schools that were eligible to apply.

The team at YMD Boon identified the areas of greatest need and applied themselves to ensuring the bids were completed on time with the correct supporting documentation.