The Department for Education is investing £10.1 million to help more schools open their facilities to the public as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease. The funding will help schools deliver extra-curricular activities and open their facilities outside of the school day during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

This investment comes at an important time, given the impact coronavirus has had on the activity levels of children and young people and the significant decline in the number of schools able to offer after-school clubs for pupils or opening their facilities for community use.

We are delighted to confirm that as the local Active Partnership for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Energize has secured funds and will be working to support local schools to understand the challenges in opening their facilities in a Covid-secure manner and offer additional funding to help alleviate barriers that may be in place. 

Funding available should be targeted predominantly to support pupils eligible for free school meals, the least active and to provide more opportunities for pupils with SEND to take part in activities.  Our Frequently Asked Questions document highlights how the funding can be used.

Please note applications are now closed