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The Capital Improvement Fund 2018/19 for Academies has now been announced 

Please click here to find out more information. Please include under statutory fees the relevant lump sum figure as listed on the Academies page under professional fees.
The deadline to register is 30 November 2017 with the deadline for bids being 14 December 2017 
Should you require any assistance please do get in touch with Emma or Helen

LCVAP Programme 2018/19

All Voluntary Aided Schools are invited to submit bids for LCVAP funding for the 2018/19 Programme.  Schools should work closely with their preferred consultants and align their bids to the school Asset Management Plan.  Initial bids should be sent to Kevin Matthews by Friday 21 July 2017.  Should you have any questions around LCVAP or submitting a bid, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Williams or Kevin Matthwews.

An LCVAP application form can be found below.

LCVAP Programme 2017/18

We are pleased to announce that all local authorities with whom we work have confirmed the successful bids for LCVAP funding in 2017/18.  Please find a full list of successful schools below.

Asbestos

The Education Funding Agency has published new guidance on GOV.UK aimed at schools, local authorities and trusts in understanding their obligations and duties in relation to asbestos management in schools. The guidance can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asbestos-management-in-schools--2 . Further information is available in your school specific pages (VA,VC, F or A)

Condition Improvement Fund announcement for Academies

The newly formed Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have recently announced the Academy Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for 2017/18. Follow the link below for full details of successful projects and feedback on bids. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/condition-improvement-fund-2017-to-2018-outcome

Updated Compliance - School Tests Inspections Check List 

This document has been recently updated March 2017 please see your category of school for updated document for download.

Salix Funding opportunity

If you are interested in reducing energy bills this may be a funding avenue you wish to consider further. The deadline for maintained schools to express interest is very tight (17/03/17) so please complete the expression of interest form straight away through the link in the document below or click on the link below for more information.

Funding for Academies and MATs
http://www.salixfinance.co.uk/loans/SEEF

The window of opportunity for academies has now closed for funds in 2017 but should open again in November so, keep an eye on the Salix pages nearer the time. I would recommend reviewing this now for your school so you are ready to submit an expression of interest at the appropriate time.  

Funding for Maintained Schools (VA, VC and Foundation Schools)
http://www.salixfinance.co.uk/loans/schools-loans

As budgets get tighter all help in reducing expenditure needs to be considered. Guidance and forms are available on the opportunities available to you.

Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme

From early 2017 to Autumn 2019, the EFA’s Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme will inspect every government maintained school in England to collect data about the physical condition of school buildings and how they are managed.
On the DfE website there are three useful documents which you need to familiarise yourself with:-

CDC Programme guide
CDC Guide for schools
CDC Guide to completeing the School Questionnaire

Schools are required to:

  • Provide contextual information about their site(s) by completing the School Questionnaire before the site visit
  • Provide evidence of key building management and compliance documentation relating to their site(s)
  • Meet with surveyors when they visit
  • Provide full access to their site when surveyors visit
  • Inform the Diocese when contact has been made.

You will find below, under Tranche 1 and Tranche 2, the schools who will be contacted first.

Should you have any questions please contact Helen Williams or Emma Parsons 
 

 

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