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Big Lottery Fund Information Video

Big Lottery Fund have developed a short film to help applicants get a better understanding of what they mean when they say a project needs to put “People in the Lead”. You can watch the film here: https://youtu.be/Uzmc8AnqVIk Roisin Magee Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland Communications Officer (Outreach) & Participation Co-ordinator for YPIL (Young People in the Lead) 028 90551490

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Family Entitlements

Families may be eligible to receive a number of entitlements if they are able to meet the relevant criteria. For more information please visit http://www.education-support.org.uk. School Uniforms School uniform grant available Grants to help with buying school uniforms are available for families who are on benefits or on low incomes. In this time of economic hardship there are many with families …

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Extended Schools Programme at Schools

Some schools receive funding under the Extended Schools programme and have used this to support new pupils and their families. Across all ELB areas there are examples of programmes being delivered to pupils and parents who have little grasp of the local language. Whatever approach a school may take, it is vital that newcomer pupils are made to feel welcome …

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Additional Funding in Schools

Schools have been given additional funding from the Department of Education to support new pupils.  Some school have: ¾   Appointment of a Coordinator e.g Botanic Primary School have a dedicated English Coordinator ¾   Use bilingual Classroom assistants  e.g Polish language assistants ¾   Use of Language Assistants from Europe ¾   Offer English as an additional language classes Using their additional funding, …

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