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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 have been fantastic for us, they have prepared all of our bids and CIF has made huge difference to our buildings over recent years. ”

“Hookway have worked in collaboration with us to deliver this transformation project and have provided regular clear communication throughout which has helped with the smooth running of the project. The project team have all played a vital role in this year-long programme and we’re delighted the project has finished on time and on budget.”

“Our old sports hall has now been transformed into a multi-purpose performance space with a professional stage lighting and sound rig. What a transformation! Tom Bishop from Hookway listened very carefully to our requirements and then went about designing the new Norton Hill Arts Theatre. With cherry panelling and sound absorbent materials the main room has amazing acoustics, perfect for concerts and performances alike.”

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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CIF 2019 - project round up

Hookway's surveyors worked on numerous CIF projects for schools and academies in 2019, ensuring that all work was completed in time for the start of a new academic year.

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Norton Fitzwarren

Norton Fitzwarren, a thriving village primary school in Somerset, asked Hookway to help with a CIF funding bid and to manage two building projects.

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