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The Department for Education’s Capacity Fund is now open for applications

By November 29, 2019 December 5th, 2019 No Comments

The Department for Education’s Capacity Fund is now open for applications.

It is available to multi-academy trusts across four strands:

  1. Supporting multi-academy trusts (MATs) to grow and innovate in areas of long-standing need
  2. Encouraging strong trusts to grow by converting and improving weaker maintained schools, or adding vulnerable academies to their trust and improving them
  3. Accelerating the development of mid-sized trusts with the potential to be strong
  4. Creating new strong trusts, either by single academy trusts (SATs) joining larger trusts, or by supporting the growth of existing trusts via mergers or priority projects identified by RSCs

Grants range from £20k to £300k and the application deadline is the 31 December 2019

Check your eligibility for the trust capacity fund

Apply to the trust capacity fund

Penny Levack

Penny Levack

Penny has more than ten years’ experience in the classroom, in assessment design, and in leadership roles in both schools and universities. Her most recent role before joining Juniper Education was in governance, compliance, and communications in a multi-academy trust in South London. Penny is a governor herself and is passionate about school governance and the impact that it can have on school improvement. She has a degree in Education Studies from the University of Cambridge.