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School hardship funds: guidance
Is there advice on setting up a hardship fund? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on setting up and managing a hardship fund to help parents with school uniform and other costs. We also link to information about schools' hardship funds.
- Determine where the money will come from
- Clarify the criteria for receiving support
- Decide what the fund will be used for
- Creating and managing the account
- Outline all information in a policy
- Discretion is required
- Work with other agencies
- Examples from schools
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