Funding for capital projects
Capital funding for universities and colleges covers land, buildings and equipment and supports our work to secure effective and sustainable spaces for learning, research and innovation.
College Infrastructure Strategy
SFC’s approach to determining future investment in Scotland’s college estate and other college infrastructure is set out in the SFC’s College Infrastructure Strategy: The approach to delivering Scotland’s College Infrastructure Plan. The Strategy sets out the collective approach between SFC and colleges to develop an Infrastructure Investment Plan which will cover the period 2023-33. The Investment Plan will identify investment need, which includes investment for net zero, training equipment and digital needed for a sustainable college estate to deliver the desired outcomes for students, staff and communities.
Capital and Climate Change
SFC’s also works on our strategies for responding to the requirements of the Climate Change Act, including helping universities and colleges to reduce their carbon footprints and secure investment in research and innovation for the low carbon economy.
We aim to:
- Develop and implement the Council’s strategies for responding to the requirements of the Climate Change Act, including supporting universities and colleges to reduce their carbon footprints.
- Develop and implement the Council’s capital funding strategies for the university and college sectors to secure effective and sustainable spaces for learning, research and innovation.
- Work with colleges and universities to help them secure investment in research and innovation in the low carbon industries.
- Continue to drive forward the Council’s environmental sustainability work across both sectors.
NDEEF Capital Workshop for Colleges
SFC, Scottish Futures Trust and Scottish Government hosted a workshop with Scotland’s colleges to showcase opportunities and support available through the Non Domestic Energy Efficiency Framework (NDEEF), part of the Scottish Government’s Green Public Sector Estates Decarbonisation Scheme.
Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Scotland
SFC provides funding to EAUC Scotland to support universities and colleges in embedding sustainability in everything they do, as well as advising on sector progress towards Scotland’s carbon reduction targets.