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Experts in securing funding

With more than 70 years’ continual involvement in the education sector Hookway has developed particular expertise in securing funding for schools. We 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.  

Best chance of success

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 projects including for CIF, SALIX, SCA and other schemes.  You can read about available funding schemes below, or get in touch to find out more. 

Decarbonisation Scheme (Salix)

In order to reach targets set by the UK Government to become net-zero by 2050 a number of funding opportunities have been released. Hookway has secured funds for schools from these, such as The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) which provides grants for public sector bodies, including schools, to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures.

The Salix PSDS is available to academies, MATs, sixth-form trusts and free schools to enable them to achieve these goals by taking a 'whole building' approach to heat decarbonisation. 

Enquire about Salix Funding

Decarbonisation schemes are opening up all the time so to ensure your organisation does not miss out on the latest phase of applications, please get in touch now.

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Condition Improvement Funding (CIF)

Hookway has a proven track record in securing Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) for schools and academies. We know the system inside out and can wholly manage the application and submission process for your school project as well as plan and manage the works from start to finish. 

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. 

Enquire about CIF Funding

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

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

School Condition Allocation (SCA)

School Condition Allocations (SCA) funds are available each year to larger bodies such as MATs and local authorities to help maintain and improve the condition of school buildings and grounds. Smaller bodies such as sixth form colleges and small academy trusts can instead apply for Condition Improvement Funding (CIF).

SCA eligibility criteria

Multi Academy Trusts and VA bodies must meet both the following criteria:

  • must have had 5 or more schools open at the start of September 2021
  • those schools must have had at least 3,000 pupils counted in the spring 2021 census or the 2020 to 2021 individualised learner record (ILR)

Enquire about SCA Funding

SCA funding expenditure

SCA funds are distributed in 9 equal payments throughout the year, and should be used as capital expenditure to keep school buildings safe and in good working order. This can be by improving those buildings in a poor condition, ensuring buildings are compliant and energy efficient, and by rectifying any outstanding health and safety issues.

Hookway can advise you on all aspects of SCA funding applications, including eligibility for your institution, the amount of funding available and which capital expenditures you can spend the funding on.

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Further Funding

Government funding schemes can be temporary and/or very specific so a prompt response and application is often critical to being able to benefit from these. At Hookway we make sure that are aware of new funding opportunities as and when these occur, and make it our business to inform existing clients about these where relevant.  

As experts in this field we secure a great deal of funding for schools through schemes such as the Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) and Healthy People Capital Fund. If you need support for a funding opportunity that you have come across, we can probably help.  

Enquire about Funding

Typical projects

  • Extensions
  • Remodelling
  • New build 
  • Roofs 
  • Windows
  • Washroom refurbishments
  • Reception area remodelling
  • Heating refurbishment
  • Asbestos management
  • Fire safety upgrades
  • Safeguarding 

Get in touch

If you require help with applying for funding we can help. Our expertise in this area can significantly improve your chances of success. Complete  and submit our enquiry form or call/email to arrange a video call or face to face meeting to find out more. 

Telephone: 0117 955 4545 
Email: info@hookway.org.uk

Testimonial

“Hookway have helped to transform our aging washrooms over the past few months with minimum disruption to the school. Project management and funding application have been undertaken by Hookway in a very professional and helpful manner and we look forward to working with them in the future. ”

“Everyone at Hookway has been great to work with. They have worked closely with us to ensure that every last detail has been agreed and implemented. Thank you - we look forward to working with you again!”

“We were excited to hear that we had secured the necessary funds to refurbish our tired building and, with the excellent support of Hookway, we now have a school that is fit for the twenty-first century! ”

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