Parental Engagement Fund now open

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The Parental Engagement Fund is aimed at assisting children from disadvantaged backgrounds who are in the early years and early primary phases (ages 2-6 years). The Fund wishes to support the growth, increased effectiveness and measurement of the impact of parental engagement projects aimed at improving children’s cognitive development.

Not-for-profit organisations (including community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of between £50,000 and £200,000 for each project over the two to three year funding period. The initial grant will be made for one year. Following a review process after the completion of the first year of delivery, a further grant for the following years may be agreed.

Projects should target one or more of the following areas:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Language
  • Behavioural, social, and emotional
  • Parenting and home learning environment
  • Parental involvement in setting activities and/or strategic decision making
  • Home School Partnership

See http://www.suttontrust.com/programmes/parental-engagement-fund/ for more details

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5 December 2014 (5pm).

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