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As announced in January, the Demographic Growth Capital Fund (DGCF) for 2012-13 will provide capital funds to increase the number of places for young people aged 16 to 19 as a result of demographic changes, increasing participation or increasing capacity for local provision for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LLDD).
Maintained schools, academies and sixth-form colleges are eligible to apply for the DGCF. General further education colleges and YPLA funded independent specialist providers are eligible to apply for DGCF to increase local LLDD provision capacity. Further information on the application process is available below.
A small capital fund (around £4 million) will be made available to support sixth form college expansion in 2012-13. This funding will cover applications from successful, popular sixth-form colleges wishing to expand their existing facilities and floor space so that they can accommodate more learners. All sixth-form colleges are eligible to apply for funding to support expansion.
Those sixth-form colleges that are being offered a Building Condition Improvement Fund (BCIF) allocation may wish to review their BCIF proposal to address expansion within the same project, or may wish to consider applying for expansion funding as a separate project. Further information on funding to support expansion is available below.
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Guidance for LAs on the 16-19 Demographic Growth Capital Fund in 2012-13 which aims to increase capacity for additional places for young people.
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This guidance note explains how sixth form colleges can apply to the Capital Expansion Fund (CEF) for 2012-13 to finance expansion of their estates.
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This form is to be completed by local authorities requesting funding from the Demographic Growth Capital Fund for 2012-13.
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This form is to be completed by sixth form colleges requiring funding from the Sixth Form College Capital Expansion Fund for 2012-13.
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