Exciting new funding opportunity from the Armed Forces Families Fund

April 3, 2023

Introducing the Service Pupil Support Programme…

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Service Pupil Support Programme – an MOD funded programme, part of the Armed Forces Families Fund (AF3).

Specifically supporting Service pupils aged 4-18 years, this programme will focus on those pupils from currently serving families and will support them along their educational pathways.

Who’s it for?

Schools, academies sixth form colleges, Further Education colleges and local authorities can apply. Full eligibility details are available on our dedicated programme page

The programme will award grants of £5,000 to £80,000 to one-year projects that meet one of three priorities.

  • Closing the gap in attainment between Service and non-Service pupils, using data led evidence.
  • Addressing the needs of Service pupils with additional needs through early identification and intervention using a collaborative and coordinated approach.
  • Identifying and addressing the needs of small cohorts of Service pupils within educational settings.

Your project idea should offer good value for money.  This funding is for stand alone, one-year projects. We would anticipate that most grants awarded will be around £40,000 or less.

Supporting Service pupils across the UK

Sonia Howe, Director of Policy and Communications at the Trust, said: “This programme offers opportunities to access funding for both schools who have large numbers of Service pupils on role, and also those with small numbers. By working together as clusters of schools, those Service pupils based in less military heavy areas can also benefit.”

We’ve added lots of useful resources to our website to help you get started with your application.

The application deadline is 5pm on 31 May 2023 and we’ll expect success projects to begin from September 2023 in line with the new academic year.

More on the AF3

Did you know there are three more programmes coming soon under the Armed Forces Families Fund? We’ve partnered with the MOD to deliver each programme with launch dates on the way.

To stay up-to-date with the latest news, awards and opportunities from the AF3 programmes, sign up for our AF3 specific newsletter today.