Financing Options


Free Building Design Service To Support CIF Bids


Our team of design experts will offer FREE building designs to support your Condition Improvement Fund Application.

Our bespoke eco classrooms and school buildings help to promote environmental awareness to your students and the local community. As modular builds, they save money on transport and onsite build costs, and as energy efficient and sustainable buildings, they’ll reduce your overall energy bill.


Condition Improvement Fund

Professional companies will help and support schools investigate their funding options.

Their considerable expertise and access to an established professional panel of chartered surveyors and experts will help give your potential CIF projects the best possible chances of success.

Always remember if you do not meet the criteria for a new or replacement building then you may have other projects that are a CIF priority, which if successful, may help you to maximise future budgets towards a new eco building or other projects.

The Condition Improvement Fund is only open for a short while, normally just prior to October half term and then closes around the third week in December. Please contact TG Escapes now to see if we can help you apply for a new eco classroom or other priority project for your school.


Funding Options

At TG Escapes, we understand that few schools and nurseries have the funds to purchase a new building outright, and while there are many different charitable organisations providing grants towards these sorts of projects, it’s difficult to raise the full amount. 

Generate revenue to cover the cost of your operating lease

Many of our customers hire out their eco classrooms to breakfast and after school clubs, or to other community groups outside of school hours. This is a great way to generate additional revenue – perhaps even enough to fully cover the cost of your operating lease.

Getting capital funding

You don’t have to fund your eco classroom through an operating lease; if you don’t have the capital available, there are a number of different funds that you can apply to for a grant. Sifting through what’s available to find the right one for your school can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve produced a Grants Bulletin to help get you started. We also partner with a specialist who can help schools identify suitable funds and manage the application process for you. Call 0800 917 7726 for an introduction.

More information

The Finance & Leasing Association, National Association of School Business Management (Now the ISBL) and the Department for Education have prepared a guide to help you ensure that where you do choose to lease, you’re making the right choices for your school. Download Leasing Guidance for Schools.

For more information and advice on school funding options visit:

A&S Landscape – offer a guide to grants as well as advice for writing grant applications.

Grants4Schools – a comprehensive and up to date funding information service for the UK education sector.

Pebble – the UK’s largest school grants database.

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