New fund for summer bowling schools

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A new funding stream has just been announced where sports clubs could benefit financially by holding summer sports activities for children approaching Year 7 level which covers the 11-12 years old.

Such a scheme would have to be held in conjunction with a local secondary or special school but the potential funding of £600 a day for 1 or 2 weeks with 10 children is a massive incentive. If your club has good links with a local secondary school then this may be of interest to your club and your community. Further information below and the link to the full details is also provided.

Department for Education (England) Name of Fund: Summer School Fund

To support young people in England who have suffered the most disruption to their education as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government is providing £200 million in summer school funding. State-funded secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools and pupil referral units will receive from £59.70 per place per day to deliver a one- or two-week programme offering a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbeing activities, with a focus on pupils making the transition into year 7.

Funding should be used to cover all costs associated with running the activities, including additional staff costs, free meals for eligible children and transport. Schools will be asked to sign up to run summer schools by the end of April, and confirm their plans in June. They will have the flexibility to target the funding to whoever they think could benefit most.

Full details here

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