Increase your chances of winning CIF funding for a canopy or extension project

by Streetspace Group in Canopies & Walkways, Inspiration | 0 comments

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As you will be well aware, applying for any sort of funding can be a tricky and time-consuming process but a successful bid can reap enormous benefits. Applying for the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), can be a daunting, long and complicated process for even the most experienced school business managers. But without it, desirable projects, addressing health and safety issues, building compliance, poor building condition and expansion, cannot be realised to the detriment of all involved.

A successful bid

Streetspace Urban Structures, the covered outdoor space specialists, can take the worry out of your canopy or extension project application; helping you save valuable time and increase the chances of a successful bid.

Persuasive evidence

At your pre-bidding stage, we can offer professional advice on every aspect of your canopy or extension project; listening to your project needs and drawing on our expertise to assist you in refining ideas and presenting smart solutions that offer value for money. Drawing on our considerable canopy and extension successes, we can guarantee an application supported with persuasive evidence and relevant documentation.

Fulfilling needs

With over 20 years of experience, we have successfully completed a huge variety of prestigious projects for many “outstanding” Ofsted rated academies and sixth-form colleges across the UK. Our team of passionate experts take enormous satisfaction designing, producing and installing practical, cost-effective builds; perfectly fulfilling needs identified in the initial funding application.


If you think your ambitious plans for expansion could be prohibitively expensive, think again. Working closely with Schools and Academy Trusts, we have developed the ZONE™; providing an enclosed structure with all the performance of a traditional build yet significantly more affordable. With a nationwide shortage of school places, many academies, colleges and students are already reaping the benefits of more usable space.

Delivering space

If you’re looking for a simpler shelter solution, many schools and colleges have found Triton™ a very cost-effective method of delivering space that is suitable for use in all weathers, particularly when combined with radiant heaters and removable side screens for more exposed locations.

Fire resistance

ORION™ tensile membrane systems are designed and engineered to offer durability and fully compliant fire resistance. If you have large uncovered spaces that could be more effectively used, the lightweight nature of tensile membrane, enabling clear spans of column-free space, could be a perfect solution.

More sport, more often

This year the CIF will include the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF), a £100m of revenue generated from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. This fund is intended to improve children’s health by enhancing access to facilities encouraging, among other things, physical activity. The provision of an all-weather sport canopy , sheltering on the wettest days and shading on the brightest, could revolutionise when and where sport can be played; offering students more sport, more often.

A winning project

New applicants have until 5pm on 30 November 2017 to register. The deadline for submitting applications is 12 noon on 14 December 2017 for all applicants. With deadlines for CIF applications looming, don’t lose anytime.

Get in contact with our team of experts today and we can help you plan and deliver a winning project.

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