Devolved formula capital (DFC) funding

Devolved formula capital (DFC) is a source of capital funding for maintained schools and academies. Learn how it's allocated and the rules your school needs to follow when spending it.

Last reviewed on 23 April 2024
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  1. What is devolved formula capital (DFC)?
  2. Your school's DFC allocation
  3. Rules on spending
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What is devolved formula capital (DFC)?

DFC is funding to help your school maintain and improve the condition of its buildings, grounds and infrastructure.

It's allocated to individual schools and can be spent on capital projects that will support your school's own improvement priorities.

Your school's DFC allocation

You can access 'funding allocations for the 2023 to 2024 financial year' on the school capital funding webpage.

The document sets out, in different tabs, the final allocations at school level and responsible body level.  

How the allocations will be given out

The responsible body for your school will receive the funding.

This is outlined on page 4 of 'condition funding methodology for the financial year 2023 to 2024' from the school capital