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Stop Press!!! – Academies Capital Maintenance Fund 2012

There is capital funding available for schools that have converted to Academy Status after April 1st 2012. We can provide expert support and submit a bid on your behalf. Don’t lose this opportunity to gain valuable resources. The headlines across this fund are as follows:

Maximum project value capped at £250k although minimum size lowered to £5k for primaries and £15k to secondaries, and are restricted to the following;

Replace or repair:

  • windows
  • roofs
  • fire protection systems
  • boilers / heating systems
  • or to address emergency asbestos issues.

Academies with other types of projects should not apply to this round; there will be future opportunities to bid for other types of project, including expansion schemes.

Capital projects must enhance an existing asset, owned or leased by the academy or its trust.

In all cases, priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate urgency and which may result in closure of all or part of the academy – for example dealing with structural failures, window frames that are falling out from height, leaking roofs, failed boilers, situations where fire officers have indicated closure of the academy will be required without immediate action – or other significant health and safety concerns.

Given the short timescale available for delivery, the dfe expect works to be tendered whilst applications are assessed; funding for shortlisted projects will only be paid when evidence of contractor appointment (and relevant statutory approvals if necessary) has been provided. Whilst this work will need to be progressed at risk, even if the project cannot be shortlisted for funding at this time, there will be a future opportunity to bid, and the project will be ready to proceed quickly.


Instructions to applicants available Thursday 6 September 2012

Application website opens Monday 10 September 2012

Recommended target for submission of applications Tuesday 25 September 2012

Deadline for submission of applications Friday 28 September 2012 at 18:00

Notification of successful projects 14 December 2012



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