Capital Funding for School Buildings
The following information provides details of the Capital
Maintenance Funding available to Local Authorities for capital
maintenance, new build and improvement works.
This funding is part of the Bedford Borough Council Capital
Programme to improve access to mainstream schools for disabled
pupils. This funding supports the physical improvements and
adaptations to schools for disabled pupils. Funding has been spent
on ramps/ toilet adaptations/lifts and lighting/ICT equipment for
visually and hearing impaired pupils. Priority will be
given to schools who either have or are expecting to admit, during
the following academic year, pupils will a disability.
Contact: Sue McKeating 01234 228135
LEA co-ordinated VA
This programme provides access to 90% grant funding
for Voluntary Aided schools only. It is for works over £2,000 and
can be spent on condition, modernisation, access and improvement
projects. Approval from EFA is required for each project prior
to the commencement of the project and at the tendering stage.
Projects for this programme are determined jointly between the
Diocesan Boards and the Local Authority against the identified
needs by schools. Contact: Sue McKeating 01234 228135
Where further information can be found
Further information can be found on the DFE website
Asset Management Plan information that has been
issued to schools can be found on the secure schools web site via a
unique login and password whereby schools can access their
individual school data and on other parts of this section of the
Bedford Borough Council Web site.
You can also contact the staff in the Education School Planning
Team as detailed on the contacts link.