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Grants and Bursaries


Applications are accepted from students and staff within the Academies Enterprise Trust group, and are categorised as follows:
  • Grant: a one-off payment, up to a maximum of £500
  • Small Bursary: a payment of between £500 and a maximum of £2,000, which may be paid in stages over a defined period of time within any given academic year.
  • Major Bursary: a payment of between £2,000 and a maximum of £5,000, which may be paid in stages over a defined period of time within any given academic year.

Approval for payments will be made by the GCT Board, subject to available funds and other priorities defined by the Trust, as follows:

  • For individuals, in circumstances of special or particular educational needs arising from physical or mental disabilities, or other learning disabilities, for specific interventions or support to enable the individual to advance her or his learning and achievement
  • For individuals, in circumstances of financial hardship, care needs, family circumstances, travel or accommodation needs, or other social need, for specific interventions or support to enable the individual to advance her or his learning and achievement
  • For charitable organisations to promote interventions for individuals and families to enable individuals to advance their learning and achievement
Applications for funding should be made to the Grants and Finance Administrator by completing the online form which can be found here

Applicants would be required to provide two references, one of whom must be the Principal/Headteacher, to be uploaded with their application. These referees must provide evidence for the applicant's needs and circumstances as described.

Should you have any difficulty with completing this form online, please contact your Principal/Headteacher, who will be able to offer assistance.


Dates of GCT Meetings

  • 21 September 2016
  • 23 November 2016
  • 23 January 2017
  • 29 March 2017
  • 24 May 2017
  • 5 July 2017