The Condition Improvement Fund is an annual bidding round for eligible academies and sixth-form colleges to apply for capital funding. The priority for the fund is to address significant condition need, keeping academy and sixth-form college buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition.
The Condition Improvement Fund also supports a small proportion of expansion projects. These are for Ofsted-rated good or outstanding academies and sixth-form colleges that need to expand their existing facilities and/or floor space.
The Condition Improvement Fund 2018/19 provided funding of £514 million for 1,556 projects at 1,299 academies and sixth-form colleges.
The funding includes £38 million in specific projects supported by the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF) to help improve children and young people’s physical and mental health by increasing and improving access to and use of relevant facilities.
The scheme is currently open to applications for 2019/2020. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 13 December 2018.
Further information about how to apply, together with an application form, is available on the GOV.UK website.