SLP Newsletter (December - 2020)(v4) - Flipbook - Page 9
Two out of three
SLP are successful with two
of our three CIF funding
Whilst 2020 brought us lots of bad news, it also brought
SLP some good news with regards to funding and school
As an academy trust, SLP are eligible to apply for various
national funding streams that we would not otherwise
have access to. One such stream is Condition
Improvement Funding (CIF).
The CIF is a national annual bidding round for eligible
academies, sixth-form colleges and Voluntary Aided
schools to apply for capital funding. The priority for the
funding is to address significant condition need, ie, the
state of our buildings and premises, to ensure they are
safe and in good working order.
In December last year we submitted three CIF applications
on behalf of our schools and we are delighted to say we
were successful in securing two. South Stanley Infant &
Nursery School received funding to replace all of their
windows and install a secure entrance, whilst South
Stanley Junior School received funding to install a much
needed heating system.
Mrs Rachel Bell, South Stanley Junior School’s
"Every year w e dread the w inter, as temperatures
drop both outside and inside. This isn't good for anyone
to w ork or learn in.
To have a new heating system throughout is just
w onderful - no more coats on in classrooms!
It w as an extensive job to have the full system
replaced and w ork didn't just stop there as w e have
also invested in decorating and new carpets.
We are absolutely over the moon w ith the finished
CIF applications for 2021 are now open to which we
will be applying for a number of condition improvement
projects within various schools across the partnership.
Mrs Louise Thompson, South Stanley Infant and Nursery
School’s Headteacher said:
"We are absolutely delighted to have been successful
in our CIF funding application.
The need for new w indow s throughout the school w as
becoming increasingly more essential so w e are thrilled
that they w ere replaced and this did not have any
bearing upon school or the partnership's budgets."
As part of the work undertaken, the infamous chimney
stack has been removed from South Stanley Junior School
creating even more outdoor space for the children.