school funding

Revolutionising School Funding in England

PAG Staff2024, Article, DfE, free schools, Fund, Inequalities, Local Authorities, Policy, Schools

Revolutionising School Funding in England In a thought-provoking and timely report released by the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) this month, the educational landscape in England is poised for a transformative shift through proposed reforms to school funding. Titled “Funding Futures”, this detailed document underscores the urgent need for a funding system that is both fair and sufficient, amidst a backdrop …

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Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF)

PAG Staff2024, Article, bid writing, Capacity Mapping, free schools, Fund, Grant, Project Management, Recruitment, TCaF

The Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF)The Department for Education’s Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF) is designed to support the growth and development of academy trusts in England, offering financial assistance for trusts to enhance their capacity for managing more schools effectively. This funding aims at encouraging trusts to expand and improve, particularly by taking on underperforming schools in areas of high need, …

The Emergency School Improvement Fund (ESIF)

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The Emergency School Improvement Fund (ESIF) Explained The Emergency School Improvement Fund (ESIF) from the Department for Education (DfE) is a crucial fund for schools to address challenges that demand immediate intervention. It is designed to offer financial support to schools that are facing unexpected or imminent failure in various areas such as leadership, governance, safeguarding, human resources, and finance.What is …

Kreston Reeves UK Academies Benchmark Report 2024

PAG Staff2024, Article, free schools, Fund, Governance, Leadership, online resources, Schools

Kreston Reeves UKAcademies Benchmark Report 2024The Kreston Reeves UK Academies Benchmark Report for 2024 presents an in-depth analysis of the financial health and operational challenges facing academy trusts across the United Kingdom. The report, which draws on data from nearly 300 Trusts and over 2,300 schools, offers a comprehensive overview of the sector’s current state, highlighting the resilience and challenges …

DfE Updates ESFA Guidance

PAG Staff2024, Article, free schools, Fund, Grant, Schools

DfE Updates ESFA Guidance The DfE recently updated it’s information and guidance on the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Please keep reading below for a summary of the key additions and changes. If you’re interested in funding for your school or trust, PAG has a significant history of supporting our clients to secure funding and would be delighted to speak …

Early Years Wraparound Funding

Early Years Wraparound Care Funding for LAs

PAG Staff2023, Capacity Mapping, Early Years, Fund, Local Authorities, Schools

Early Years Wraparound Care Funding for Local AuthoritiesThe DfE has published guidance and timelines for local authorities (LA), outlining its plans for changes to early years wraparound care funding and how it is utilised. The national wraparound childcare programme is part of the childcare reforms announced at the 2023 Spring Budget. The government’s ambition is that by 2026, all parents …

Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)

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Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)In February 2021, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) opened applications for the Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF), a new initiative established as part of the Prison Leavers Project, in turn part of the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) Reducing Reoffending Strategy. The Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) has been established to address specific ‘local’ …

Trust Capacity Fund 2021 (TCAF3)

Josh SmithFund, Schools

Trust Capacity Fund 2021 The UK government has just commenced the second window of funding for the Trust Capacity Fund 2021 (TCaF3) which is now open until 30th September 2021. TCaF3 is a competitive grant awarding up to £24 million to aid the development of single-academy, multi-academy and newly forming trusts, as part of the government’s wider vision for every …

DfE announces details for the 2021-2022 round of Trust Capacity Fund

Lily MitchellFund

TCaF 3 additional information and eligibility criteria After much anticipation, the DfE has today released information around the 2021-2022 edition of the Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF). The fund was first introduced in 2019 to support the growth of trusts across England, enabling MATs, SATs, and pre-conversion maintained schools, to acquire additional funding to support their strategic objectives and expand capacity …

YEF – Another chance – Diversion from the criminal justice system

Paolo GattavariFund, Justice

Another chance Diversion from the criminal justice systemNew Initiative to Reduce Crime among Young People The Youth Endowment Fund, a charity committed to improving the life chances of children and young people, has announced the  opening of a new grant round, called Another Chance – Diversion from the Criminal Justice System. The charity firmly believes that children and young people …