A letter to local authorities about funding to improve social mobility for children and young people in 5 of DfE’s opportunity areas.


Opportunity areas, ‘Bercow: 10 Years On’: S31 grant determination letter

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The letter:

  • details the payments made to 5 local authorities in the financial year 2018 to 2019
  • includes supporting guidance which outlines how the local authorities are to use the funding in response to a specific recommendation in the report ‘Bercow: 10 Years On’ published in 2018

The opportunity areas programme aims to improve social mobility outcomes for children and young people in areas of disadvantage in England.

The Secretary of State for Education makes grant determinations under section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003.

Published 9 September 2019