Some parents and families face additional barriers to getting involved in the life and work of their child’s school or being engaged in their children’s learning.
This includes, but is not limited to, minority ethnic parents, gypsy/travellers, parents with learning disabilities or parents and families living in deprived circumstances.
The aim of the Parental Engagement Equalities and Equity Fund is to fund a small number of demonstrator projects that help to address barriers affecting particular groups of parents.
Projects are invited to apply for funding, which will operate across two phases:
- phase 1: October 2019 to end June 2020 - total funding of up to £90,000 is available
- phase 2: July 2020 to end June 2021 - total funding is not yet confirmed but is expected to be between £130,000 to £170,000
You can apply for funding for phase 1 only (e.g. up to a 9 month project), or for phase 1 and phase 2 combined (e.g. up to a 20 month project). There is no guarantee of phase 2 funding.
We expect to award individual grants of around £10,000 to £40,000.
Attached in the supporting files are:
- bid proposal guidelines
- application cover form
- project proposal template
Providing funding for projects which help to address barriers affecting particular groups of parents is one of the actions included in our learning together national action plan.