SEN Capital Programme proposals

Following the recent consultation on the third round of bidding, we received several responses. However, the amount of funding remaining is not enough to fund all of the proposals and we would like to hear your views to assist us in finalising the programme.
Responses should be received by Friday 31 January 2020 and details of where to send them can be found in the consultation document.
 For guidance on completing the PDF consultation download our fill and sign guidance and email this to

How to bid for funding

The 3rd year of bidding for the SEN Capital Programme is now open for schools and interested parties to bid for funding.

Find out more about SEN capital funding

Bidders need to complete the application form by noon on Friday 29 November 2019 and email it to

SEN Capital Funding Plan

In 2017, Central Government announced a funding scheme to help local authorities to provide places for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The funding is to help local authorities to invest in provision for people with SEND aged 0 to 25. It is intended for the benefit of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) for whom the local authority is responsible.

The funding can be invested in:

  • creating new or additional places at good or outstanding provision
  • improving current facilities 
  • developing new facilities

The funding is not intended to create additional places for pupils who do not have EHCPs.

It is also not for maintenance work that schools are required to fund such as wider doorways for pupils with mobility needs.

Medway has been allocated £2.34 million. This is being paid in three instalments for the financial years of 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Download the plan below which shows:

  • the status of projects which were approved in 2018/19
  • the projects selected for the 2019/20 round of funding
  • a proposal for 2020/21

Download Special Provision Plan