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School hardship funds: guidance

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Last updated on 20 December 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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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.

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Contents

  1. 1 Determine where the money will come from
  2. 2 Clarify the criteria for receiving support
  3. 3 Decide what the fund will be used for
  4. 4 Creating and managing the account
  5. 5 Outline all information in a policy
  6. 6 Discretion is required
  7. 7 Work with other agencies
  8. 8 Examples from schools

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