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If you are based in the UK and looking for funding streams then at TTT funding we can assist you with HPCF grants if you are a school. HPCF stands for Healthy Pupils Capital Fund and is money levied from the soft drinks industry. This sugar tax funding from the soft drinks is available to promote healthy living.

What is the Sugar Tax?

The sugar tax is a UK government scheme charging the soft drinks industry sugar tax. This levy will add taxes on soft drinks with a sugar content over 5g per 100ml. This extra capital raised will all then be spent on improving sports facilities in the UK.

What can the Sugar Tax Be Used For?

The sugar tax can be used on a number of products but the aim is to promote healthier lifestyles through fitness of children in primary schools. Here is a list of products the sugar tax can be used for :

Sugar Tax money will be available through the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF) and academies will be able to apply through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for project funding.

The Department for Education has given responsible bodies the flexibility to make decisions based on the health and wellbeing needs and priorities in their communities. Schools requiring more information on how the funding will be distributed in their area should contact their local authority or multi-academy trust.

What is HPCF?

HPCF is funded by the government via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), as part of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). The government has announced that £100 million of funding will be made available for the 2018-19 financial year, using revenue derived from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy - also known as the ‘sugar tax.’ Find out more about secondary school funding here - if you are interested in this.

HPCF Eligibility

Local authorities and larger Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) that are ineligible for the Condition Improvement Fund may receive an allocation from the programme, the size of which depends on pupil numbers. This allocation will be distributed by the responsible body to schools in the local authority, or academies within an MAT.

Standalone academies, sixth form colleges, and small Multi Academy Trusts will need to bid for funding from the healthy pupils capital programme, through the Condition Improvement Fund. Smaller Multi Academy Trusts are those with less than five academies or fewer than 3,000 pupils in total. More information on Academy funds can be found on this page - if this applies to you.

Apply for HPCF Grants

We can offer professional advice on all areas of government funding for education, and assist academies, colleges, and other educational establishments to secure funding that makes a huge difference to young people’s lives.

For more information on the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund, and how to make an application, speak to our expert Building Project and Consultancy Team by filling in the contact form.

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