Coronavirus workforce fund now available

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10 Mar 2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce fund for schools and colleges online form is now live:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce fund claim form

The deadline to submit your claim is 23:59 on 31 March 2021.

Eligible for this funding

Funding is available for

  • all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision (AP) that provide education to all pupils who are required to be in compulsory education, including:
    • primary, secondary and all through maintained schools, academies and free schools
    • 16 to 19 academies and maintained schools
    • maintained special schools, and special academies and free schools
    • non-maintained special schools
    • pupil referral units
    • AP academies and free schools
    • maintained and academy hospital schools
  • general FE colleges
  • sixth form colleges
  • special post-16 institutions

How to claim

Here is guidance on how to submit a claim for eligible costs related to staff absences during the period 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Contact ESFA

If you have any questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce fund please contact the Education and Skills Fund Agency using their enquiry form.

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Last updated: 10 Mar 2021