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Shared Education Campuses Programme

Shared Education Campuses Programme

The Minister for Education launched the Shared Education Campuses Programme in January 2014.  Under the Programme the Department is seeking to invest in innovative projects involving the need for new shared facilities.

The Programme will deliver on one of the strategic headline actions from the Executive's ‘Together: Building a United Community’ initiative announced by the First Minister and deputy First Minister in May 2013 – the commencement of 10 new Shared Education Campuses within the next 5 years.

The Programme is aimed at providing capital assistance to schools to facilitate and deliver the following types of sharing:

  • Shared educational facilities – where new facilities are built to allow for shared educational use by all schools within the model.
  • Enhanced educational facilities – where current facilities are improved to allow for shared educational use by all schools within the model.
  • Shared Educational Campuses – where schools are co-located and share infrastructure i.e. the Lisanelly model.


First Call for Expressions of Interest

The first call for Expressions of Interest in the Programme ran from January to March 2014.  The Minister announced the first 3 projects to be supported under the Programme on 1 July 2014 and they are now proceeding to the planning stage.


Second Call for Expressions of Interest

The second call for Expressions of Interest opened on 1 October 2014.

Application to the Programme can be made by completing the application form at Annex 1 in the Protocol Document below.

Shared Education Campuses Programme Protocol Document (PDF. 400kb)

Annex 1 Shared Education Campuses Programme Application Form Second Call (Word version 16kb)

Proposals must be endorsed by the relevant school Managing Authorities for all the schools involved in the project and be submitted through the Chief Executive of the relevant schools’ Planning Authority ie the local Education & Library Board. The deadline for submission of applications to the Department by School Planning Authorities is Friday 30 January 2015.  

Proposals will be sifted and selected on the basis of the information provided in the application form.  Projects selected to go forward to the next stage of planning will be provided with assistance to work up a detailed economic appraisal for consideration and approval by the Department. Only after approval of the economic appraisal, and subject to availability of funding at the appropriate time, will projects be permitted to move to award of contract.