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Win your CIF bid application

With expert support and advice from Hookway


CIF Funding

Experts in the Condition Improvement Fund

Hookway has been assisting schools with successful CIF (Condition Improvement Fund) bids since its inception and can guide you through the process.

We have secured CIF funds for a huge variety of condition improvement projects ranging between £30,000 and £4 million. Our professional applications meet all the required bid criteria giving your school the best chance of success. 

Failed in a recent CIF application?
Our experienced surveyors can also review, enhance and resubmit unsuccessful bids - which are often then approved. 

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Who we work with

From individual primary schools to multi-academy trusts, Hookway has worked with every kind of educational establishment. We have a wealth of experience, and a proven track record for planning and managing the smooth implementation of building works.

Typical projects

  • Major school extension
  • New classroom build
  • Classroom extension
  • Boiler replacements
  • Re-roofing (flat and pitched)
  • Window replacements
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Classroom remodelling
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Safeguarding improvements
  • Asbestos works
  • Fire safety ugrades 

No win, no fee

With Hookway you are in safe hands. You only pay for our service if your CIF bid is successful, and our management fee will be included within the achieved sum allocated by the EFA. 

Contact Hookway on

0117 955 4545

Why choose Hookway

  • Over 70 years’ experience in helping schools
  • Experts in sourcing CIF funding
  • Over £100 million worth of CIF bids approved since 2012
  • Guidance every step of the way
  • 100% success rate on CIF bid applications for roofing projects   

Free consultation

Act now to secure CIF funding for your school. The next round of bidding opens in October and getting the process underway as soon as possible is critical. 

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“Hookway came highly recommended and we are absolutely delighted with the project.”

“Tom Bishop led us through the two-year process with a calm and professional demeanour. His contribution to the project was central to the completion of the building on-time (during the pandemic) and the design outcomes have suited our teaching and performance needs completely. A highly successful design and architectural project.”

“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. ”

Related case studies

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St Peter's School

Hookway was appointed to prepare a bid for government Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) to refurbish the 12 classroom English Block for St. Peter's School.

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Hayesfield Girls’ School

When the Senior Leadership Team of Hayesfield Girls’ School was looking to apply for CIF funding to carry out refurbishment work it was recommended that they speak to Hookway.

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Pewsey Vale School

Pewsey Vale School, a large mixed secondary school in Wiltshire, relies on Hookway to help them secure CIF funding to refurbish and improve their school buildings

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