Samples of applications and case studies from schools that have received funding from the Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund (ESF).


Deployment sample (army)

PDF, 907KB, 6 pages

Mobility sample (army)

PDF, 177KB, 8 pages

Navy sample

PDF, 155KB, 9 pages

RAF sample

PDF, 356KB, 7 pages

Education Support Fund case studies

PDF, 218KB


Successful application samples

If you are new to writing bids, please take a look at these sample applications:

Deployment sample (army)
Mobility sample (army)
Navy sample
RAF sample

If you still need assistance, you can email DCYP-MOD-ESF[email protected] and your query will be redirected to the Service Children in State Schools National Executive Advisory Committee (SCISS NEAC).

Since the inception of the ESF, SCISS NEAC members have helped evaluate applications and some members have previously secured funding; they may be able to offer additional advice.

Case studies

ESF case studies shows studies of 3 schools that previously received funding from the ESF to enable the schools to purchase:

  • e-book subscriptions
  • reading schemes
  • books and literacy resources to support service pupils, their families and the whole school community
  • funding for a Literacy and Numeracy Support Assistant and an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Funding was awarded toward the creation of a Nurture Room at Kinloss Primary School and for staffing of the Fusion’s Team who support children across the Associated School Group.

See the MOD support fund for schools with service children: grant application pack for details of how your school can apply.

Related Information

Directorate Children and Young People

Published 28 May 2015
Last updated 24 April 2020 + show all updates

  1. Added 4 successful application samples for the Educational Support Fund.

  2. First published.