Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, has announced that the Welsh Government will provide £200,000 to support the children of Armed Forces personnel in Wales for the 2018/19 academic year.
With the MOD’s Education Support Fund (ESF) coming to an end, a new interim £200,000 Supporting Service Children in Wales Fund will be established. This will be administered by the Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Cymru project and hosted by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).
Schools are being invited to bid this term for funding ready for the new term in September. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2018.
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.