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Last reviewed on 28 September 2021
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Devolved formula capital (DFC) is a source of capital funding for maintained schools and academies. Learn about how it's allocated and the rules your school needs to follow when spending it.

Your school's DFC allocation

Access the 'funding allocations for 2021 to 2022' from the school capital funding webpage.

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

How the allocations will be given out

The responsible body for your school will receive the funding: 

  • For maintained, non-voluntary aided (VA) schools, you'll be paid via your local authority (LA)
  • Academy trusts, VA bodies and all other eligible institutions will receive their funding directly from the Department for Education (DfE)

This is outlined in the 'condition funding methodology for 2021 to 2022' (page 12) from the school capital funding webpage.

Payment date 

DFC is paid as a single payment to the responsible body in June.

This is explained on pages 9-12 of the 'condition grants spend guidance'.

Rules on spending

All individual schools can decide how to spend their DFC. Only if all the individual schools agree,

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