MOD Education Support Fund

Thursday 29th April 2021

Armed Forces Families & Safeguarding (AFFS) is delighted to announce that the 2022 MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) bidding round is now open.

This year’s ESF has £3 million to award, and applications can be accepted from state schools, free schools and academies in the UK with Service pupils on roll. Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of exceptional impact of mobility and/or separation and how the funding would help mitigate the effects.

How ESF has been used to benefit the Armed Forces community

Since 2011, the ESF has distributed over £40 million. The funding awarded
from the 2021 ESF supported around 16,500 Service children from all
three Services.

Make sure your child’s school knows about the ESF

Service parents are encouraged to raise awareness of the ESF at their child’s school. Direct them to the application pack where they will find the application form and supporting information.

2022 Education Support Fund

The 2022 ESF bidding round is open until Thursday 30 September 2021.

MOD Education Support Fund 2022

Applications from England, Scotland and Wales should be forwarded to [email protected].

Applications from Northern Ireland should be forwarded to [email protected].

ESF eligibility

Applications can be accepted from publicly funded schools, Academies, Free Schools, Sixth Form colleges or from Local Authorities on behalf of publicly funded schools in their area. Result letters will be circulated in January 2022 with payments made to successful applicants in March/April.

Further information

For more details, refer to the ESF DIN (2021DIN01-059) or read the ESF application pack on GOV.UK.

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