The Department for Education has launched a bidding round for local authorities to apply for capital funding to support the implementation of UIFSM - some £20million is being made available from funds within the existing UIFSM budget. Local authorities are invited to bid for this capital funding on behalf of their maintained schools, including voluntary aided schools.
Academies will be able to bid for the funding through the forthcoming condition improvement fund (CIF), which replaces the ACMF. Details of this process will be made available shortly.
Links to the bidding guidance and application form can be found here.
Page Published: 21/10/2014