Funds and freebies: monthly highlights

See the latest deadlines for funding opportunities. Also find a selection of the grants available to schools across a range of areas, and details of freebies you can access.

updated on 21 September 2022
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  1. Cost of living support
  2. Upcoming deadlines
  3. Further grants and funding opportunities
  4. Freebies

Cost of living support

While cost of living pressures are affecting a lot of people, there is some support available for individuals. As a school you may also be able to make certain adjustments to mitigate the strain of rising costs and inflation.

Support for pupils and families

The government’s cost of living payment is available for those receiving certain benefits or tax credits. Those who are eligible can get up to 3 different types of payment depending on their situation:

  • A Cost of Living Payment, for people receiving a qualifying low income benefit or tax credits
  • A Disability Cost of Living Payment, for people receiving a qualifying disability benefit
  • A Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, for people entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2022 to 2023

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