Annal Nayyar reports on the 16-19 Demographic Growth Capital Fund 2013-2015

The purpose of the DGCF is to fund the capital costs of additional places needed as a result of:

An increase in the population of young people aged 16 to 19 in the local authority area; and/or

  • An increase in the participation of young people aged 16 to 19 in the local authority area; and/or
  • An increase in the provision for young people aged 16 to 25 with high needs learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD).

Maintained schools, maintained special schools, academies and sixth form colleges are eligible for DGCF for all three types of needs.

The 16-19 Demographic Growth Capital Fund (DGCF) for 2013-15 is now open. Local authorities are eligible to apply. We do not plan to have a further round in 2014-15.

The total budget for the two-year period 2013-15 is £80m. The purpose of the DGCF is to support the cost of additional places needed by young people 16-19 years of age as a result of increases in population and / or participation and by young people 16-25 years of age who have learning difficulties and / or disabilities.

The EFA is asking local authorities to submit applications on the behalf of eligible institutions. The DGCF information on the application process, including details on eligibility and the application form can be downloaded from this page. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday 30 April 2013.

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