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ESFA ESF provider relief scheme

ESFA ESF provider relief scheme

Applications can now be made to the ESFA ESF provider relief scheme.

To be eligible to receive support from the ESFA ESF provider relief scheme, you must hold an ESFA ESF contract that was procured as a service under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and commenced on or after the 1 April 2019.

In addition to holding an eligible contract, you will be required to meet the following conditions:

  • you have delivered under the contract during the 6-month period ending 31st March 2020 and submitted ILR / supplementary data (where appropriate), in respect of this delivery

  • plan to deliver education, training, and support under the contract in April, May and June 2020

  • you have not furloughed the staff required to deliver the contract. However, you are eligible to apply to the scheme, if it is your intention to take staff off furlough to deliver the contract for the period in which you applying for relief

  • your eligible ‘contract for services’ with the ESFA is not under notice of termination

  • you will continue to submit claims for delivery through ILR and supplementary data returns (where appropriate), throughout the period of the relief payments being made

  • where you use subcontractors to deliver, you must agree to continue to pay them in line with your subcontractor agreement

ESF contractors should only apply where they have a demonstrated need for advance funding to maintain capacity within their contract to support learners and/or employers and respond to the economic recovery. Eligible ESF contractors should read our policy and application guidance before making an application via the email address: queries.esf@education.gov.uk. Documents will be issued directly to ESF providers via email.

The closing date for applications is 28 May 2020. We will respond to your application by 4th June 2020.


Documents

ESFA ESF provider relief scheme: policy document

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ESFA ESF provider relief scheme: application guidance

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ESFA ESF provider relief scheme: model interim payment terms

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ESFA ESF provider relief scheme: part one cash flow

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ESFA ESF provider relief scheme: part two contract costs

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