Trust Establishment and Growth Fund to Open for Final Round on 1 March 2024

Funder: The Trust Establishment and Growth

Funding Available: £20,000 - £50,000, £5,000 - £20,000

Closing Date: 25 June, 2024

Available to:

Type of Fund: Government

About this Funding:

The Trust Establishment and Growth (TEG) Fund forms part of an enhanced package of support to the trust sector to support growth, particularly in education investment areas (EIAs) and areas of priority as determined by regional directors.

The TEG fund provides start-up funding to either existing trusts wishing to expand or create a new MAT hub, or organisations wishing to establish a new trust.

Applications will be considered from:

  • Multi-academy trusts (MAT) looking to establish a new geographical hub.
  • Local authority-maintained schools and/or stand-alone academy trusts forming a MAT.
  • Dioceses and other organisations looking to establish a new MAT.

There are two funding strands, both of which offer grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 per project:

  • A – For projects in EIAs, planning on taking on a minimum of three schools.
  • B – For projects outside EIAs, planning on taking on a minimum of three schools.

The funding will support the following start-up activity:

  • The legal costs of setting up a MAT
  • Area-wide promotion of a trust or prospective trust to schools
  • The establishment of professional networks
  • Out of region travel and subsistence for key trust personnel
  • Project management costs
  • Initial operating costs (for example, office rental)
  • Audit fees for assurance of grant.

Round 4 activities may start from 1 August 2024 and be completed by 31 March 2025.

All applicants must discuss their proposed project with the relevant regional office before applying to ensure their project fits with the Regional Director priorities.

The fourth and final round will open for application on 1 March 2024 with a deadline of 25 June 2024.

Funding Criteria:

More information available directly from the funder.

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