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Initial teacher training reform set-up grant


To support the delivery of the recommendations set out in the government response to the ITT market review, providers awarded accreditation in 2022 are eligible for a one-off £25,000 grant.

This grant is to help providers with the additional costs of establishing ITT courses that meet the new quality requirements ahead of 2024.

What you can spend it on

We will assess your proposed expenditure plans as part of the application process.

Suggested activities you could use the grant for include:

resourcing, for example, hiring extra staff or for your current staff’s overtime
costs associated with extra administration
education consultants or specialists
costs associated with curriculum development
costs associated with partnership development

The set up grant cannot be spent on:


You have until 31 March 2024 to spend the grant.

How to apply

Read the funding guidance (PDF, 333 KB, 14 pages).

Complete the ITT set-up grant application form (MS Word Document, 56.5 KB) and expenditure plan template (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 66.5 KB).

Email your completed documents to [email protected] by 9 February 2023.

Reporting and accountability

Providers who choose to spend grant funding on ineligible activities will be liable for a grant clawback and this could impact their eligibility for future ITT reform delivery grants.

We will collect actual expenditure information as part of the end of financial year assurance processes in March 2023 and March 2024.

Conditions of funding

There will be 3 conditions of funding, in addition to standard grant terms and conditions.

You’re required to:

engage in all stage 2 quality assurance processes
maintain other ITT courses that lead to qualified teacher status (for example, early years or further education)
provide DfE with financial transparency
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