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Grants for teachers and education staff in financial crisis

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Coronavirus and Education Support’s grants team

We do appreciate the impact that coronavirus is having on the education sector and on supply teachers in particular, and we want to be able to help.

Our confidential grants service is here to help you manage your financial and money worries to get you back on track when you are struggling.

We have put together some coronavirus information to help you try to get through this. We understand that you are keen to get some help as soon as you can; but as you can imagine there is a currently a high demand on our grants fund. 

We will do everything we can as quickly as we can but we would ask you to be patient. We are a small team working across a number of locations due to self-isolation. We will do our best to help you.

Who can we help

If you are working in or retired from the education sector and are suffering financial problems caused by unemployment, ill health, sudden life events, bereavement or a personal injury we may be able to offer support. To qualify you must be UK based and have taught or been employed by/in a UK school, college or university. This must be paid employment. 

You must have been employed for a minimum of one academic term – we will need evidence of this before we can assess your application.

We are unable to assist:

  • those who have only worked on a voluntary basis or on placement
  • nursery staff, catering staff or school cleaners, if you have been employed in one of these roles for five years or more  you may be able to approach the Teaching Staff Trust
  • PGCE students

How to apply

  • the form will take you about an hour and a half to complete
  • it is a log in/log system so you do not have to complete it all in one session
  • we do not recommend that you try to complete the form on a mobile phone
  • we need supporting documents, in order to assess your application. The types of documents you will need are listed in the guidelines it is therefore a good idea to get these ready before completing the application form.  

Please ensure you read the application guide and our grants frequently asked questions before submitting an application as this will ensure you are aware of timescales, items we can assist with and items we cannot.

If you are stuck on any section of the application form, please refer to the application guide as we have broken down how to complete each section.

​If you’re not sure if you are eligible or if you need more guidance you can speak to our grants team in confidence.

Please call 020 7697 2772 or email grantscaseworker@edsupport.org.uk  

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