Healthy Pupils Capital Programme


The Government has set up a fund with which to support the continued focus on healthy, active lifestyles for school children. £415 million has been set aside for state-funded primary, secondary and sixth-form colleges to pay for facilities to support physical education (PE), after school activities and healthy eating amongst pupils.

Education Secretary Justine Greening said:

“Schools can really help our children get a healthy start in life from exercise and sport, and also from knowing what a healthy diet means. It’s not only good for them while they’re in education, but the health and wellbeing benefits can last a lifetime.

That’s why we’re investing £415 million in facilities to support sports, after-school activities and promoting healthy eating, so we can secure the future health of our young people.”

This funding can also be used to improve facilities for supporting pupils suffering with mental health issues as well as those with physical conditions.

Local authorities and larger multi-academy trusts (MATs) will receive an allocation for their schools and smaller MATs, individual academies and sixth-form centres can bid for grants for specific one-off projects.

The money that is coming from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will be available in the 2018-2019 financial year and further details about distribution of the fund will be published later in 2017. 

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