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September 2014

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MOD Education Support Fund 2015






Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund: 2015

Maintained Schools, Academies and Free Schools that have Service children, whose parents are subject to either frequent mobility and/or deployment, are able to apply for a grant from the Fund to mitigate the effects of this on the school.

Any school which considers it might be eligible and wishes to find out more about the Fund should look at the application pack, which is available from MOD Directorate Children & Young People website at:

The Fund application pack is made up of five documents, namely:

i. A covering letter –This explains the role of the Fund and information about the application process.
ii. FAQs –frequently asked questions.
iii. The application form. Application forms should, where possible, be completed electronically as they will be sent to regional panel members either by email or by CD where possible. No personal data relating to children should be included.
iv. A scoring sheet- The scoring criteria is just for information so applicants are aware what the panels will be looking for. This is not for completion by applicants.
v. Bid ideas sheet.

Applications are required by 16:00 hrs on 30th September 2014 and details of where to send completed forms are included in the documentation.


Keep Warm Stay Well Campaign

Help us keep vulnerable people warm and well this winter

Hertfordshire County Council has teamed up with NHS Hertfordshire, district councils and the voluntary sector to secure a £1/2m grant from the government to help vulnerable Hertfordshire residents to keep warm and stay well this winter. 

If you are in contact with families on a low income who may be struggling to heat their homes in the colder months, please encourage them to contact HertsHelp Tel: 0300 123 4044 to find out what extra help might be available to them.

You could also help us by putting an article in your school newsletter about the scheme, advising anyone who is finding it difficult to keep their home warm or is worried about a friend, neighbour or family member this winter to get in touch with HertsHelp.

Posters and a flyer are available from:

Or Email:

Hertfordshire County Council is also linking with the Herts Community Foundation's Hert Warming Appeal, which asks residents who don't need their winter fuel allowance to donate the money to support older people in need.

For More Information Contact:
Tel: 0300 123 4044


Financial & Benefits Advice

The benefits advice section provides information on welfare benefits and coping with debt.



Student Finance

Hertfordshire County Council has provided a service for Hertfordshire Student Finance applications for many years. However as from 25 March 2011 responsibility for processing student finance applications will be transferred to Student Finance England. This move is in line with all local authorities in England.

All enquiries about student finance should go to:

Student Finance England
PO Box 210

New students who are starting courses in September 2011 should visit the website below to access the application process:

Further information is available from the website above or by telephone 0845 50 30 90.