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Posted on: October 7th 2020

Trust celebrates successful allocation of funding to improve school buildings for pupils.

Trust celebrates successful allocation of funding to improve school buildings for pupils.

The Redstart Learning Partnership (TRLP) is delighted to announce that they have been awarded nearly two million pounds in Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) money in this year's round of bidding.

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding round for eligible educational establishments and this year The Department for Education (DfE) provided funding of over £434m for 1,476 projects at 1,243 academies, sixth-form colleges and non-diocesan voluntary aided schools.  The fund considers applications for keeping educational provider buildings safe and in good working order, including funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition.

The CIF money received by the TRLP is being spent on new boilers and pipework at Winsham, Castle and Priorswood, new windows at Ashill and Holy Trinity, new roofs at Priorswood, Buckland and Holy Trinity, and a new fire alarm system at Redstart. The projects have been taking place over the last few months and should all be finished by the end of April 2021. This, along with a significant investment of around £400k for refurbishment work at Minerva planned for this academic year, more than £100k of investment planned or spent at Winsham since it joined the Trust, and very significant fencing projects at Holy Trinity, Redstart and Minerva last year (with a combined cost of around £135k), means that TRLP has done extremely well in securing capital investment in our schools over the last couple of years. This money will ensure that our school buildings and sites can continue to be safe and comfortable places for our pupils, and allow all our staff to concentrate on our primary aim of providing an outstanding education for every child.




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