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Experts in securing government funding for education

With more than 70 years’ continual involvement in the education sector Hookway has developed particular expertise in securing funding for schools. We can guide you through the process, either working alongside you to provide support and advice or managing the entire process from start to finish on your behalf.  

Best chance of success 

Our professional applications meet all the required bid criteria giving you the best chance of success.  In recent years have secured funding for a huge variety of projects including for CIF, SALIX, SCA and other schemes.  You can read about available funding schemes below, or get in touch to find out more. 

Why choose Hookway

  • Over 70 years’ experience in helping schools
  • Experts in sourcing funding
  • Guidance every step of the way
  • Proven track record

Decarbonisation Scheme (Salix)

In order to reach targets set by the UK Government to become net-zero by 2050 a number of funding opportunities have been released. Hookway has secured funds for schools from these, such as The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) which provides grants for public sector bodies, including schools, to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures.

The Salix PSDS is available to academies, MATs, sixth-form trusts and free schools to enable them to achieve these goals by taking a 'whole building' approach to heat decarbonisation. 

Decarbonisation schemes available to educational establishments are opening up all the time, so to ensure your organisation does not miss out on the latest phase of applications, please get in touch now.

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To discuss decarbonisation funding schemes please call  0117 955 4545 or email info@hookway.org.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.  

If you want to know more please call or email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

0117 955 4545

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Condition Improvement Funding (CIF)

Hookway has a proven track record in securing Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) for schools and academies. We know the system inside out and can wholly manage the application and submission process for your school project as well as plan and manage the works from start to finish. 

Our long involvement in the education sector has given us a unique, in-depth understanding of how schools function and we can plan and manage building work to suit their needs and cause minimum disruption.  

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To discuss Condition Improvement Funding opportunities please call  0117 955 4545 or email info@hookway.org.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.   

If you want to know more please call or email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

0117 955 4545

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

School Condition Allocation (SCA)

School Condition Allocations (SCA) funds are available each year to larger bodies such as MATs and local authorities to help maintain and improve the condition of school buildings and grounds. Smaller bodies such as sixth form colleges and small academy trusts can instead apply for Condition Improvement Funding (CIF).

SCA eligibility criteria

Multi Academy Trusts and VA bodies must meet both the following criteria:

  • must have had 5 or more schools open at the start of September 2021
  • those schools must have had at least 3,000 pupils counted in the spring 2021 census or the 2020 to 2021 individualised learner record (ILR)

SCA funding expenditure

SCA funds are distributed in 9 equal payments throughout the year, and should be used as capital expenditure to keep school buildings safe and in good working order. This can be by improving those buildings in a poor condition, ensuring buildings are compliant and energy efficient, and by rectifying any outstanding health and safety issues.

Hookway can advise you on all aspects of SCA funding applications, including eligibility for your institution, the amount of funding available and which capital expenditures you can spend the funding on.

If you want to know more please call  0117 955 4545 or email bristol@hookway.org.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.  

If you want to know more please call or email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

0117 955 4545

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Further Funding

Government funding schemes can be temporary and/or very specific so a prompt response and application is often critical to being able to benefit from these. At Hookway we make sure that are aware of new funding opportunities as and when these occur, and make it our business to inform existing clients about these where relevant.  

As experts in this field we secure a great deal of funding for schools through schemes such as the Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) and Healthy People Capital Fund. If you need support for a funding opportunity that you have come across, we can probably help.  

If you want to know more please call  0117 955 4545 or email bristol@hookway.org.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.  

If you want to know more please call or email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

0117 955 4545

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Testimonial

“Hookway have been excellent and our English block looks and feels like a new building. ”

“Hookway has been vital in the process of applying for this funding. We handed them responsibility and they delivered a concise and detailed package of information which included everything required to submit to Salix. They made it easy and took it out of our hands. We can happily say that Hookway was crucial to us being successful and we look forward to working with them on the 2nd phase of application. ”

“The whole project has been a complete success from start to finish. Hookway and the builders (HBC) were a pleasure to deal with and the project management was highly professional.”

News

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CIF OUTCOME - 2022/23

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2022/23 results have been announced and Hookway is delighted to have achieved a 75% success rate on bid applications.

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Block Rebuild - Ashcombe Primary School

Hookway overcame a CIF funding challenge for Ashcombe Primary School who had major concerns around the suitability, condition and safety of its two large teaching blocks.

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CIF bid applications 2023-24

The deadline is fast approaching for bid applications for CIF 2023-24. If you’re considering applying we can help you prepare your application ready to submit.

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