New - 2018-19 Capital Funding - bid for funding for the Healthy Pupils Capital Funding grant

Nationally, £100m of revenue generated from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will be used for the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund. This fund is intended to improve children’s and young people’s physical and mental health by enhancing access to facilities for physical activity, healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing and medical conditions. These facilities include kitchens, dining facilities, changing rooms, playgrounds and sports facilities. 

Together with the 2018-19 School Condition Allocation, the DfE announced additional funding for the Authority in relation to a Healthy Pupils Capital Funding grant which for Cheshire East Councils maintained establishments (excluding Voluntary Aided schools ) was £212,673.

In response to the announcement of the above allocation, the authority opened a bidding round with a minimum level for any bid of £10,000. For further information regarding the conditions of the grant and examples of projects please refer to the DfE guidance Healthy Pupils Capital Fund Guidance 

Bids were invited under the following headings:

  • Kitchens
  • Dining facilities
  • Changing rooms
  • Playgrounds / sports facilities

Bidding round closed on Friday 27 April 2018. It is anticipated that establishments will be informed of the outcome of their bids by mid June 2018, following our formal internal approval processes.

For more information please view the 2018-19 Capital Bidding programme.