09 May 2017
The first round of the Strategic School Improvement Fund is now open.
The £140 million Strategic School Improvement Fund is a grant to support primary, secondary, middle, all-through, pupil referral units, alternative provision and special academies and maintained schools.
Teaching schools, multi-academy trusts and local authorities will submit to the DfE, applications for funding on behalf of the sector to address local improvement priorities across groups of schools.
The closing date for applications for this first round of funding is 23 June 2017. Applicants should complete and submit the online application form.
Subsequent funding rounds will be opened in autumn 2017 and spring 2018.
If there is an urgent need for more bespoke support, there is provision to apply for emergency funding to support an individual school in difficulty.