State funded schools that cater for pupils of military service families can apply for a share of £2 million. The funding is available to help meet the need of pupils that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another resulting in a change of school for the child and/or have Service children whose parents are subject to deployment such as on operational tours, long exercises, training courses etc.
Applications can be accepted from:
- Maintained Schools;
- Academies; Free Schools;
- Sixth Form colleges;
- Groups of schools as described above (referred to as ‘Cluster bids’ and are strongly encouraged)
- Local authorities on behalf of the publicly funded schools in their area.
The funding is being made available through the Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund for Schools with Service Children and the closing date for applications is the 30th September 2019.