More than 50 schools secure repairs funding

1 February 2018

Pupils at schools across Derbyshire are set to see playgrounds patched up and classrooms repaired with the help of our funding.

Our Cabinet has agreed to use money from our Joint Funding Initiative for Schools to help 53 schools carry out essential work.

Our Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said:

"The Joint Funding Initiative helps schools to keep on top of essential works, such as playground and classroom repairs, or refurbishing kitchen or toilet areas.

"Some schools will use the money to install or repair fencing and gates or adapt existing buildings to help create more school places."

Schools are expected to find 50% of the total project cost, up to a maximum of £15,000.

This year, the funding we're giving under the Joint Funding Initiative is more than £457,000, putting the total value of the 53 projects at almost £915,000.

Since it was introduced in 2012, the initiative has helped to fund more than 300 projects in the county.

Councillor Dale added:

"It helps to reduce the backlog of school condition improvement works to make our schools safe, inspiring and enjoyable places for children to learn."