The Department for Education has announced that academies, non-diocesan VA schools and sixth form colleges across England can now bid for a share of more than £400 million to transform facilities, improve school buildings and create more good school places.
The funding can be used by academies and sixth form colleges to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities such as sports halls or science labs, and address issues with the general wear and tear of school buildings.
The funding is being made available through the Department for Education’s Condition Improvement Fund.
Multi-Academy Trusts with 5 or more academies and more than 3,000 pupils cannot apply for CIF. These trusts will receive a School Condition Allocation (SCA) to invest across their estate for 2020 to 2021.
All applications will need to be made via a new Condition Improvement Fund portal. New applicants must register to use the new portal by midday on Friday 29 November 2019. The submission deadline for all applications is midday on the 13th December 2019.