Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF)

07 November 2017

£100 million of revenue generated from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will be used for the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF). This fund is intended to improve children’s and young people’s physical and mental health by enhancing access to facilities such as kitchens, dining facilities, changing rooms, playgrounds and sports facilities.

The HPCF will operate for one CIF bidding round only, 2018 to 2019. MATs, standalone academies and sixth form colleges that are eligible to bid to CIF will also be eligible to bid for HPCF via the CIF process. The same criteria apply to bids for HPCF as to all other CIF bids.

Responsible bodies that receive school condition allocations (SCA) (and are therefore not eligible for CIF) will receive a direct allocation from the HPCF. This direct allocation is in addition to their normal SCA and will be announced and paid alongside it.

Details of who can apply to CIF and HPCF, and access to the application portal are available here.

New applicants have until 5pm on 30 November 2017 to register.

The deadline for submitting applications is 12 noon on 14 December 2017 for all applicants.