Diocese of Carlisle

School Buildings


For all enquiries relating to Church School buildings and the associated finance, please contact:

Schools Buildings and Finance Officer

Dorothy Macleod
Dorothy is responsible for the finance of capital works in the Voluntary Aided schools in our diocese.

T: 01768 807768
E: dorothy.macleod@carlislediocese.org.uk

Capital works on Voluntary Aided (VA) schools in our diocese are funded by the government through Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) for smaller projects, or School Condition Allocations (SCA) for larger capital works. VA schools pay 10% of all capital works funded through DFC or SCA.

DFC projects: Each school receives an annual DFC allocation, which in almost all cases for VA schools is paid direct to the diocese. Schools may use their DFC funding for capital works by applying to the Schools’ Buildings Finance Officer. Quotations must accompany all applications.

For capital works, please download the DFC/ACF Direct Approval Form.

Click here for how to apply for DFC and ACF Projects.

SCA Funding is allocated by the ESFA to the diocese on annual basis: A letter requesting bids for SCA funding in the following financial year will be sent to schools in July each year. Bids are prioritised according to school condition and suitability. Prioritised bids are forwarded to the ESFA for approval to proceed to the tender process.

Only bids submitted through a consultant are considered.

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