Multi-Academy Trusts (including those awaiting sponsor or trust approval) can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 through the Department for Educations’s new Multi-Academy Trust Development and Improvement Fund.
The aim of the fund is to help schools raise attainment for disadvantaged pupils and increase social mobility. Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) that wish to apply, must plan to do one of the following within the next 12 months:
- Take into the trust and improve at least 2 additional schools
- Or form a new MAT of 2 schools or more and improve them.
Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) will prioritise applications from trusts carrying out activity in specific geographical priority areas. Information on the specific geographical priority areas can be accessed by clicking here.
The deadline for submitting applications is 23:59, 26 November 2017.