SFA capital funding: for FE colleges and training organisations

How to apply for funding to improve the estate, facilities and equipment of FE colleges and approved training organisations.

FE college capital investment strategy

The government’s capital investment plans are outlined in the Further education college capital investment strategy. It sets out key priorities, an outline delivery plan and the creation of the College Capital Investment Fund (CCIF). The strategy:

  • details the creation of a £550 million investment programme targeted at colleges
  • sets set out the key policy objectives for the further education sector.
  • sets out how the SFA will work with the sector on implementing these policies
  • sets out how these improved facilities will contribute to improving the skills of the nation’s workforce , which is central to the government’s industrial strategy.

Contacting us

  • If you are a college or training organisation, are on the Skills Funding Agency’s register of training organisations and have a question about a capital programme, or need help completing an application form, please either contact your relationship team contact or email:

  • If you are a college or training organisation and are not on the Agency’s register of training organisations you can find out how to apply to join it.

Capital works grant

  1. SFA: capital works grant 2015

    • Guidance

Further education college condition fund

  1. SFA capital funding: college condition fund – allocations

    • Guidance

SFA capital funding: successful SICF applications

Colleges that have been approved to receive funding through the most recent rounds of the SICF.

  1. SFA capital funding: successful SICF applications

    • Guidance

Cost models

  1. SFA capital funding: cost model

    • Guidance

CCIF payments

  1. SFA capital funding: CCIF payments

    • Guidance

Investment appraisal template

  1. SFA capital funding: investment appraisal template

    • Form

Successful CCIF detailed applications

  1. SFA capital funding: successful CCIF detailed applications

    • Guidance

Capital evaluation documents

  1. SFA capital funding: capital evaluation documents

    • Form
  2. SFA capital funding: ERG phase 3 expenditure profile form

    • Form

eMandate benchmarking tool

  1. SFA capital funding: eMandate benchmarking tool

    • Guidance

Skills equipment fund

  1. SFA capital funding: skills equipment fund form

    • Form

LEPs - support

  1. SFA capital funding: support for LEPs

    • Guidance