Urgent Capital
Support (UCS)

No funding, no fee.
When it comes to our Urgent Capital Support service, we work on a no funding, no fee basis.
This means that we do not charge for the development, preparation or delivery of your UCS bids, and our professional fees are covered within the funding you receive. If your bid is unsuccessful, there is no cost to you. It’s that simple.
Why do you need UCS Funding?
Respond to urgent issues affecting your estate and your ability to deliver a safe, compliant learning environment for your students and your staff.

Urgent Capital Funding can be quickly made available to academies, small MATs and sixth forms to back critical projects, where there is a risk of closure or a significant impact on site health and safety. We help you identify notable risks in your estate that require external funding, apply to the ESFA on your behalf and guide successful projects from start to finish.

Projects that may qualify for Urgent Capital Funding include:

  • Urgent H&S or Insurance Compliance Issues
  • Serious Structural or Asbestos Issues
  • Fire Protection
  • Leaking Roofs
  • Boiler and Pipework Failure
  • Water Compliance Concerns

Completing your

Unlike the Condition Improvement Fund, UCS funding can be applied for at any point. Our specialists pinpoint any urgent condition issues across your estate, carrying out all required investigations and associated surveys for your team in line with the ESFA’s bid criteria to deliver a successful result.

  • We determine your need for UCS funding with specialist surveys, accurate costings and detailed risk assessments
  • Our team collate all necessary reports into a single, well-constructed bid, to be submitted to the ESFA via email from your responsible party
  • Following a successful UCS bid, we organise a post-funding meeting with your team to re-evaluate all aspects of the project before works begin
  • We take responsibility for all contract administration and project management, ensuring seamless delivery and the ESFA is kept up to date on all progress

Why Academy Estate Consultants?
With extensive, expert experience delivering UCS bids and projects for academies, MATs and sixth forms across the UK, our team recognise the importance of securing these projects for the safety and security of your estate.
Our UCS funding specialists have secured over £30m for clients in the past 3 years, with an unrivalled success rate. We understand what’s required to create compliant, effective bids, helping you meet urgent demands not resolvable through cost-effective maintenance.

Book a free consultation

We don’t waste time in supporting the management of your estate. Arrange your free, personal consultation with one of our experts, who’ll conduct a complete review of your site and proactively identify any areas of improvement. Get in touch today to discover how we can help you toward your estate vision and fulfil your responsibilities to students.

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