Details of the £100 million Healthy Pupils Capital Fund have been announced by the Department for Education.
The funding, which will help schools and colleges improve young people's health and wellbeing, has been welcomed by YST.
Small and single academies and sixth-form colleges can bid for funding through the Condition Improvement Fund 2018/9. Further details can be found here.
New applicants have until 5pm on 30 November 2017 to register and the deadline for submitting applications is 12 noon on 14 December 2017 for all applicants.
Local authorities and multi-academy trusts will receive HPCF funding through a direct allocation alongside their School Condition Allocation (SCA). Further information on this year’s SCA can be found here.
YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver said:
The Healthy Pupils Capital Fund can really help schools and colleges to improve young people’s health and wellbeing. We believe PE, physical activity and school sport can be used strategically to improve children’s physical and emotional wellbeing and in so doing aid their learning in the classroom.
The Youth Sport Trust supports school across the country to achieve this, providing products, training and case studies to support and inspire the introduction of Active Classrooms or Active Playgrounds. Our Active 30:30 resource can help schools to map the school day in a way which reduces the sedentary behavior that we know is damaging children’s health and inhibiting their academic potential.
Click here for more information on our Active 30:30 resource and how it can help schools to achieve the government ambition of 30 active minutes in school every day. Or, for more on training and resources for active learning check out our Active Classrooms and Active Maths programmes.