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Using school funds to pay for gifts and social events

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Last updated on 17 August 2017
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Can we use school funds to pay for a social event? This article relays advice from the DfE and One Education on the appropriate use of public and private funds. You will also find information from local authorities on managing private, or voluntary, funds.

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  1. 1 Delegated public funds cannot be used
  2. 2 Using private funds 
  3. 3 Deciding how to spend private funds
  4. 4 LA guidance
  5. 5 Using the budget to support staff wellbeing
  6. 6 Inappropriate expenditure: liability 

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