£200,000 to support armed forces children

NEW grant funding scheme available to schools and Local Authorities in Wales!

https://gov.wales/newsroom/educationandskills/2018/kirsty-williams-steps-in-with-200000-to-support-armed-forces-children/?lang=en

 

Key information about the fund:

  • £200k available for 2018/19 academic year
  • Schools submit a grant application providing a breakdown of how they would spend the grant if successful
  • Deadline for applications is 30 June 2018
  • Schools can submit individual applications or in a cluster bid with other schools
  • Funding should be used to help Service children overcome the challenges they face in education as a result of mobility and deployment
  • All maintained schools in Wales with at least one current Service child enrolled are eligible to apply for the grant
  • Further details including instructions, FAQs and the application form can be located on the SSCE Cymru website: http://www.sscecymru.co.uk/supporting-service-children-in-wales-fund

 

Bid ideas:

  • Staff training
  • Provide additional support with core subject when needed
  • Obtain resources to support Service children when moving schools
  • Purchase resources/IT equipment to help Service children keep in touch with parents during deployment
  • Organise events to engage Service families in the school and local community
  • Provide resources to develop a lunchtime ‘drop in’ support club.