22 July 2019
Final Round of the MOD Education Support Fund
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is seeking applications the final round of its Education Support Fund which provides grants to UK maintained schools with service children of frequently moved or deployed parents.
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is providing the final round of its Education Support Fund (ESF) which helps mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of service communities.
Grants are available to support schools in embedding practices that can benefit the service children and their school.
The fund is different from the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme which is open to a wider variety of organisations and seeks to forge closer ties between Military and local communities.
It is also different to the Service Pupil Premium, which is provided to schools in England by the Department for Education in respect of children of serving members of the armed forces.
Eligible applicants are:
- Maintained Schools
- Free School
- 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.
£2 million has been made available for 2019/20.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.