Evidence-based literacy fund

Early years settings, schools and colleges are invited to bid for funding to implement evidence based approaches to improve literacy. Bids are invited for sums between £2,000 and £50,000. The guidance and application form can be found here.

Click here: Guidance and application form for Hastings OA literacy fund 2019

Hastings Opportunity Area Attendance Fund deadline

The next deadline to submit your application for the Hastings Opportunity Area Attendance Fund is the 14th December. If you would like to discuss a proposal please contact Hastings.opportunityarea@education.gov.uk. As a reminder early years providers, schools and colleges can pitch for funding to develop, implement and evaluate creative and innovative approaches to improving attendance within their settings.

Click here: Hastings Opportunity Area Attendance Fund

Attendance fund

The Hastings Opportunity Area Partnership Board has launched a £250,000 attendance fund for early years settings, schools, colleges to address the issue of improving attendance for children and young people in Hastings. Bids may include working with external organisations. Click here for the guidance and application form for the Hastings Opportunity Area Attendance Fund

Click here: Hastings Opportunity Area Attendance Fund

Breakfast clubs

The Department for Education has also announced funding to help schools set up and run Breakfast Clubs. Family Action, in partnership with Magic Breakfast, have both been named as the charities that will run the clubs.  Schools should submit the attached expression of interest and send to nsbp@family-action.com. Successful schools will receive:

  • A start-up grant of £500 for all schools.
  • Schools who do not currently have healthy, sustainable breakfasts already in place will receive free breakfasts. The contractor will work with schools to put a longer term, sustainable plan in place.
  • Some schools may be eligible for additional support on the basis of a thorough needs assessment.

Further information can be found at www.magicbreakfast.com/what-can-a-school-expect-from-us

Click here: NSBP-Expression-of-Interest-2018 – breakfast clubs