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 £80 million. The purpose of the DGCF is to support the cost of additional places needed by young people 16 to 19 years of age as a result of increases in population and / or participation and by young people 16 to 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.
Allocations for the 16-19 Demographic Growth Capital Fund (DGCF) 2012-13 and Sixth-form College Capital Expansion Fund (SFC CEF) 2012-13 have been finalised and providers have been informed of the outcome by the Education Funding Agency.
A list of the providers which have had their allocations approved can be downloaded (sheet one for DGCF and sheet two for SFC CEF).
These capital funds are needs-led; the EFA carefully assessed proposals to ensure that the DGCF allocations will meet the need for additional places arising from local population growth, increasing participation (raising the participation age) and/or increasing local provision for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. CEF allocations will alleviate space pressures in the sixth-form colleges.
69 providers received DGCF allocations totalling £38.7 million. Allocations went to 41 colleges, 17 maintained schools, 8 academies and 3 independent specialist providers. Eight sixth-form colleges received CEF funding totalling £4 million.
Updated DGCF and CEF 2012-13 approved allocations spreadsheet
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Demographic Growth Capital Fund Application Form
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Application information for the Demographic Growth Capital Fund, updated on 10 April 2013.
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