Funding Support

We have long-standing success in supporting schools and academies with their educational grants, including CIF Bids, SCA funding and Salix funding.

Our experienced team is able to support you through the entire funding process, whether you are applying for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) or require assistance with prioritising your School Condition Allocation (SCA).

For schools and academies looking to improve energy efficency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills, our expert team can support your school in making a Salix Finance funding application and manage the project on your behalf.

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

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.

The fund is also available to support expansion projects where the school or sixth-form college (rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted) need to increase admissions or address overcrowding. 

YMD Boon have a proven track record in successfully delivering CIF projects. We have worked with hundreds of schools and colleges in the UK to help them provide better learning environments for their students.

We’re here to support you through the CIF process, from preparing a high quality bid to managing the works thereafter.

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2023/24 outcome has now been announced. Click here for more information.

Additional Funding Support

School Condition Allocation (SCA)

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.

Salix Finance Funding for Schools

Salix Finance run a number of funding schemes dedicated to enabling individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) to reduce their carbon emissions in line with the UK’s target to become net-zero by 2050. These schemes include Salix Energy Efficiency Fund (SEEF), Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) and more.

Whichever scheme you decide to apply for, we can guide you through the process and help you to put the business case together. We can recommend cost-effective technologies for your school and manage the project on your behalf, ensuring that it is compliant with the qualifying criteria.

YMD Boon have been an extraordinary estates development strategic partner for the last five years. They have supported Keystone Academy Trust in securing over £5 million of estates improvement funding to help us in our vision of providing great learning spaces for our pupils!

They have provided a friendly and professional service which is paramount to the great working relationship that ensures the smooth running of our building projects. They have worked across all of our schools and have always been available to manage our projects and answer any queries that we have.