SEND Special Provision Capital Fund

Find out what the SEND Special Provision Capital Fund is all about, and how this may be allocated to projects locally

Local authorities must ensure there are enough good school places for all pupils, including those with SEN and disabilities.

The Government originally committed £215 million of capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with SEN and disabilities, in consultation with parents and providers.  The government announced a further allocation Nationally of £50m in May 2018, followed by an additional £100m in December 2018.

This funding can be invested in mainstream schools and academies, special units, special schools, early years settings and further education colleges, or to make other provision for children and young people aged from 0 to 25.

The allocation for Bournemouth is £1,618,988 spread across 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21.

The Government requires local authorities to complete and publish a short plan that sets out how they intend to invest their allocation, which is visible to parents, carers and other local groups.

The plan for local authorities SEND capital provision allocations should sit coherently with their wider plan.

For Bournemouth, this is the High Needs Summary Plan which sets out the challenges and the key actions we are working on to deliver high quality education for children and young people with SEND, maximising the funding from the Dedicated Schools Grant.