Reintroduction of the MOD Education Support Fund - ESF
In light of the ongoing drawdown from Germany and to provide time for the educational authorities across the UK to bring in longer-term provision for Service children as necessary, the Secretary of State for Defence earlier this year announced the extension of the MOD Education Support Fund (ESF), on a limited basis, for an additional two years. The fund will consist of £3 million in 2018/19 and £2 million in 2019/20.
The ESF is open to publicly funded schools, Academies and Free Schools in the UK attended by Service children whose parents are subject to exceptional mobility and/or deployment. Applications from Local Authorities in support of these schools can also be accepted.
Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP), which is the MOD’s professional focal point for all matters relating to children and young people associated with the armed forces are the lead organisation supporting the fund, as part of the MOD’s commitment to delivering the Armed Forces Covenant. Read the Instructions and Guidance for more details of eligibility and criteria.
For further information around the Education Support Fund and access to the application pack, please use this link
or email [email=DCYP-MOD-ESF-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk]DCYP-MOD-ESF-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk[/email].