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Healthy pupils capital fund (HPCF)

The Healthy Pupils Capital Funding (HPCF) is being made available to schools for one academic year (2018-2019), from revenues raised from the Soft Drinks Industry Sugar Levy.

The HPCF is intended to improve children’s and young people’s physical and mental health by improving and increasing availability to facilities for physical activity, healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing and medical conditions.

Who will receive the funds?

  • LA maintained primary and high schools.
  • VA schools and academies should contact their Responsible Bodies
  • This funding does not include nurseries, but nurseries can apply for the School nurseries capital fund (GOV.UK). Applications close on 22 November.

How much money will my school receive?
Find out how much funding your school will receive in the HPCF allocated funding table (pdf)

This funding is designed to improve pupils’ physical health and therefore we have used the National Child Measurement Programme data over a three-year period to determine how much funding each school will receive. If you need additional grants for your capital project, contact the School partnerships and enrichment team for ideas and/or support with grant applications.

What can my school spend our funds on?
Read the HPCF guidance for schools (pdf) to help your school decide how to spend this funding.

The HPCF is intended for schools to spend on capital items that impact on healthier eating, physical activity or mental wellbeing and therefore the funds cannot be spent on staff wages.


To learn more, register for the free HPCF briefing on 22 November at 3:45pm (Ealing CPD online)

To receive your funding:

  1. Read the HPCF guidance for schools (pdf)
  2. Complete the HPCF proposal form (word). Your school will be expected to spend on one or more of the ideas listed in the guidance document. If your school would like to spend your funding on capital projects not listed in this guide, please outline your idea on the HPCF proposal form. Email your proposal form to McGregorN@ealing.gov.uk by 2 December to receive half your allocated HPCF funds in the next remittance sent from the Accountancy team. Please process this remittance as a cashbook journal crediting your expenditure code
  3. When your school has spent all allocated funding, email your HPCF final report (word) to McGregorN@ealing.gov.uk to receive your remaining funds. Schools have until 28 June 2019 to spend all their funds. The remaining funds will be transferred to schools in the April and July monthly distribution cycles.

Further information

For further information contact Nicole McGregor by email at McGregorN@ealing.gov.uk

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Last updated: 06 Nov 2018