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Access to Education Fund – Application Form
2015/16
This document should be used
when making an application to the
2015/16 Access to Education
Fund.
Individual establishments may
only be named on one application.
Successful applicants will receive
notification of funding by
end September 2015.
Access to Education Fund 2015/16
Application Form
INFORMATION TO NOTE
Deadline for applications:
To arrive no later than 5pm on 19 June 2015
Timescale for our decision:
End of September 2015
Period of fund:
Financial year 2015-2016
Level of grants:
Eligibility:
Funding awards will be around £5,000 per school. When applying as
a cluster/group of schools each school may be allocated £5,000 (for
example, if a group of 4 schools apply, they may bid for £20,000).
Applications are invited from Local Authority schools, clusters and
groups of schools across Scotland.
Early Learning and Childcare settings, and independent schools are
not eligible to apply.
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Failure to meet the deadline may render your application invalid.
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You should assume we have no knowledge of previous funding you have received.
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Applications to sustain existing Access to Education Fund projects must clarify the need for
further funding and must have relevant, up-to-date data for the proposed development.
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Incomplete sections will affect the overall score of your application.
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Supporting documentation is not required.
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Please ensure you retain a copy of your application form for your own records.
Please complete this form
in type and email to:
[email protected]
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SECTION 1: PROPOSAL OVERVIEW
Name of Local Authority:
Name of school(s) involved:
Please note, if applying on
behalf of a group of schools
or cluster, all schools must
be named here.
Proposal Title:
Proposal Summary:
Please summarise what you
intend to do with
additional funding in
no more than 100 words.
Equal Opportunities:
Please outline your
commitment to equal
opportunities for all, and
how your bid reflects this.
Main theme:
Please tick one box only –
considering the main
theme of your proposal, if
‘other’ please give further
information.
Parental Engagement
Staff Development
Outdoor Learning
Wider experiences
Resources
Technology
Other:
Total funding bid for:
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SECTION 2: ABOUT YOU
Please give the name and contact details of the person within your establishment/school/cluster/
group of schools who will deal with this application, all correspondence relating to it and the
management of the Access to Education Fund.
The person named here must be authorised to answer all queries and to sign all paperwork relating
to this application and be responsible for the overall management and co-ordination of the project.
The named person should also be the first point of contact for Education Scotland.
Name:
Position:
Establishment:
Address:
Postcode:
Telephone:
Email:
Please give details of any
communication needs:
LOCAL AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE
Directors of Education for each authority have identified a link Representative for the fund. For
details of who your link is, and their contact details, please see our website.
You should inform them about your application and share with them your planned proposal to
ensure it is in line with authority outcomes and procedures. They will have the responsibility for
accepting and arranging for your Director of Education to sign the grant letter if you are successful.
The funding will be transferred to your local authority and then downloaded to your school.
Local Authority Representative
Name:
I confirm I have made my Local
Authority Representative aware
Please tick
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Date:
of my application:
SECTION 3: YOUR PROPOSAL
Please outline why additional funding is required to meet the aims of your proposal, beyond
existing core funds and grant sources.
Referring to relevant data, please give a summary of the disadvantage experienced by children and
young people targeted by this proposal.
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Please describe the rationale, aims and outcomes of this project for improving the attainment of
the children and young people involved.
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Please give us an overview of the project – with reference to planning, implementation,
sustainability and building capacity for future development.
Please tell us how you plan to measure progress and evaluate your project.
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Please tell us how you plan to share your experiences with others.
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SECTION 4: YOUR PROJECT BUDGET
Please give brief details about how you plan to spend the funding if successful.
Please note: sufficient detail should be given to allow us to have a broad oversight of the project,
for example:
If you are planning staff training, you should tell us how many staff, how many days and who will
be providing the training.
If you are planning to increase engagement with literacy, and would like to buy games as part of
this, broadly stating ‘Literacy Games’ is sufficient.
Planned purchases
Amount
Total Expenditure
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£
SECTION 5: YOUR STATEMENT AND SIGNATURE
Before submitting your application, please ensure that you have:
 answered all sections and questions
 signed the form using a digital signature if possible
Your Statement
Please tick to confirm:
I have completed all questions on this form.
I have checked that all of the information in
this application is true and correct.
I will tell you immediately if anything
changes which could affect this application in
any way.
I note that any grant awarded will be subject
to standard and specific conditions.
I am the Head Teacher of the establishment,
or I have explicitly discussed the content of
this application with the Head Teacher of the
establishment.
If I am applying on behalf of a cluster or
groups of schools, I have expressly discussed
this application with the Head of each other
establishment.
I have the power to accept the grant under
conditions you set and to repay the grant if
we do not meet them.
I am happy for you to provide copies of this
form to any person or organisation you need
to consult about this application.
Name:
Position:
Digital Signature:
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Date:
Submit application by email to:
[email protected]
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