Part of the MOD’s Armed Forces Families Fund (AF3), the Service Pupil Support Programme will award grants of £5,000 to £80,000 to projects supporting Service children along their educational pathway.

What’s the programme all about?

This year, the programme will focus on supporting schools working in collaborative clusters of three or more to design projects that meet one of three themes.

– Closing the gap in attainment between Service and non-Service pupils.

– Addressing the needs of Service pupils with additional needs.

– Identifying and addressing the needs of small cohorts of Service pupils within educational settings.

In exceptional circumstances, schools can apply with a single bid, for instance if the number of your Service pupils is due to dramatically change. However, you’ll need explain why working as a cluster isn’t a feasible option for you.

Thinking of applying?

To give applicants the best opportunity to get projects up and running in time for the new school term in September 2024 applications will close midday, 8 May and you’ll receive a decision by the end of June 2024.

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March 27, 2024

Molly Venn