Special Education Needs and Disability Capital Investment Fund
Swindon's Development Plan
We are now consulting on the Capital Investment Funding draft Strategy 20/21. Swindon Borough Council is inviting representations on the draft strategy during the statutory consultation period which will run for six weeks until the 21st February 2020. Please follow this link to submit a response
Through this SEND Capital Investment Fund the Local Authority would want to invest in as many schemes as possible that meet the priorities to enable a greater proportion of children with SEND to benefit.
Therefore, the Local Authority propose to open a bidding round for match funded projects in order to increase the overall level of investment in SEND provision, but also to meet as wide a range of needs as possible.
A minimum level of the bid is £4,000 and the maximum £100,000; in addition the projects will be match funded by the provider at 25%. Funding will be allocated to projects in criteria order until the funding limit has been reached.
Bids will be invited from providers between 1 April 2019 and 3 May 2019 in order to try and approve some schemes required for the September 2019 intake. However, remaining funding can be allocated outside of this initial bidding window on a rolling basis and additional windows will be communicated to education providers when available.
Due to the above Development Plan the Special Provision Plan will need to be regularly updated in accordance with the above timescale.