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Applying for much needed Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) can be a daunting process. Hookway has been helping schools secure CIF since its inception and 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 - whichever works best for you. 

Experts in securing funding

With over 50 years’ continual involvement in the education sector we have particular expertise in securing funding for schools. 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 condition improvement projects ranging between £30,000 and £800,000. 

A proven track record for securing CIF 

We have a proven track record and in recent years have secured funding for a wide range of condition improvement projects. 

  • 90% of  CIF bid applications approved for 2017
  • CIF secured for 30 delighted clients for 2018
  • £7.5 million worth of CIF bids approved for academy clients in 2019
  • 100% success rate on CIF bid applications for roofing projects   

Who we work with  

From individual primary schools to large multi-academy trusts we have worked on every kind of educational establishment including voluntary aided private schools. 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. 

Project types 

From a state-of-the-art new teaching block to refurbishing washrooms, we can ensure that any project is managed and completed on time and on budget.  We are known for delivering a highly professional service and schools frequently tell us that our skilled management makes the whole process easy and hassle-free.

No win, no fee

Working with Hookway you can be assured that everything will be in safe hands. You only pay for our services if your bid is successful, and our management fee will be included within the achieved sum.  

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

Get in touch

The next round of CIF bidding opens in October. Getting your application underway early can vastly improve your chances of achieving funding. Use this form or call/email us to find out more about how we can help.

Telephone: 0117 955 4545 

Related Case Studies

St Peter's School

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

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Taunton Academy

Hookway was asked by Taunton Academy to advise on funding options and develop a costed scheme to repair and refurbish their old buildings.

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Christ Church Primary school

Hookway helped Christ Church CofE Primary School secure Healthy Pupils Condition Improvement Funding, and install a fabulous new Multi-Purpose Games Area.

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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 to refurbish and improve their school buildings

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Hayesfield Girls’ School

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

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

“After a fantastic refurbishment of our Grade II* listed building roof last year, Hookway has excellently project managed a complete transformation of our asbestos roofs. ”

“I lose count of the amount of positive comments we receive from visitors on how great the new build looks and it really fits in well with the existing building.”


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Hookway delivers CIF projects in time for the new school year

Over the past months Hookway's surveyors have been working on numerous condition improvement projects, ensuring that all work is completed in time for the start of a new academic year.

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Hookway secures £7.5 million worth of CIF bids for academy clients

We've helped over 30 academies secure a combined total of £7.5 million to address significant building condition needs.

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Welcome to Matt Beech, our newest recruit

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