A one off grant of up to £5,000 is available to assist schools going through minor reorganisation, such as federation.
Only on-line applications using the approved form will be accepted. Submissions will be collated and taken to the next planned FIPS meeting for decision.
Applications need to be made once a formal decision has been made to move to “hard federation” and needs to be accompanied by a copy of the minutes of the governing bodies meetings that approved the move towards federation.
Where grants are awarded, it is one sum per Federation/reorganisation (so 3 schools federating will only receive one grant up to £5,000). This will not be allocated retrospectively.
The funding is intended to cover extraordinary costs incurred with the move towards federation or other small reorganisation, such as leadership and governor time, consultation costs, and logo changes.
This funding does not apply for academy conversion or for those schools acquiring trust status.
The funding is not intended to cover staff training and other “business as usual” costs that each school could be reasonably expected to meet.
If approved, funding will only be released after the formal consultation stage.
If you need to submit additional files please email them to the Education and Learning Finance Team.
Please don't hesitate to contact the Education and Learning Finance Team if you have require any assistance or have any problem in completing this form.