Partnership Fund (England)

Funding Agencies
Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
Grant Description
The Partnership Fund is designed to help schools which can demonstrate that, in spite of their determined efforts over time, they have not be been able to raise the sponsorship necessary to apply for specialist school status.
Any school eligible to apply to the Specialist Schools Programme is eligible to apply to the Partnership Fund if it can demonstrate that it has:
• made concerted efforts to raise external sponsorship for at least a year;
• established links with local business and community groups relevant to the specialist project, even if these have not resulted in offers of eligible cash sponsorship;
• undertaken substantial fundraising activities in house;
• made substantial efforts to raise awareness about its specialist plans.
Schools should apply to the Partnership Fund for the whole of their sponsorship shortfall. Schools are expected to continue fundraising, however, up to the point of submitting their Specialist School bid to the DfES. If sponsorship is raised between applying to the Partnership Fund and bid submission then any Partnership Fund grant offer will be reduced accordingly.
Eligibility
Any school eligible to apply to the Specialist Schools Programme.
Funding Details
Schools should apply to the Partnership Fund for the whole of their sponsorship shortfall.
Partnership Fund Administrator, PO Box 44739, London SW1P 4WB
Tel. 020 7630 0697 Fax 020-7802 2318
Email: partnershipfund@specialistschools.org.uk
www.schoolsnetwork.org.uk/..partnershipfund.aspa