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Current Funding Opportunities – 28 October

The Isla Foundation Tipping Point Grants Community groups and small to medium sized organisations can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects and activities addressing homelessness. This can include tackling the root causes, tackling re-insertion in society or developing a response to the challenges which have arisen as a result of the coronavirus crisis To apply go to: https://islafoundation.com/our-grants/grants-opportunities/tipping-point-grants/ …

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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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