Thursday 3rd December 2020

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) is delighted to announce the results from the 2021 MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) bidding round.

The MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) is open to publicly funded schools, Academies and Free schools in the UK attended by Service children, where schools are faced with mitigating the effects on those Service children whose parents are subject to frequent mobility/deployment.

This year’s ESF has been particularly welcomed by schools across the UK, with DCYP receiving a total of 115 applications requesting just short of £4.8 million.

The bidding round closed on 7 October 2020 and all applications supported by the funding panels will receive either full or partial funding. In total, 72 applicants secured funding from the 2021 ESF (19 full, 53 partial) and the funding will directly benefit approximately 16,500 Service children across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Result letters were circulated to all applicants at the end of November 2020; all grants will be paid before the end of the current financial year.

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