The Ministry of Defence (MOD) have launched the final funding round of their Education Support Fund.
The £6 million MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) will support schools in the UK to help mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of their service communities.
Schools are a critical part of supporting service families. Children may have to change school when a service parent is posted or the school may support a pupil when a parent is absent for long periods of time. This fund is available to support schools in embedding practices that can benefit the service children and their school.
As this is the final year of the fund, bids that show long-term impact and exchange of knowledge between school staff and between schools will be particularly welcome.
The following are eligible to apply:
- Maintained Schools
- Free Schools
- 6th form colleges
- Groups of any schools described above (referred to as ‘Cluster bids’ - these are strongly encouraged)
- Local authorities on behalf of the publicly funded schools in their area.
£6 million per annum has been made available until 2017/18.
The maximum amount of funding an applicant can request is not stipulated.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.