The Sunday Times’ 2019 Christmas Appeal, in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation, raised more than £1 million in donations from readers. Norwich, as an area of poor social mobility, can access a proportion of this funding.
This funding is not part of the Norwich Opportunity Area programme. NOA have offered to support by linking community organisations with schools, to create new partnerships and to identify students who will benefit the most from support.
We are inviting expressions of interest from voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies) or from schools. We are asking providers for ideas about how they could achieve the below outcomes within their community:
- Provide a regular free decent meal for children in Norwich.
- Provide take-away resources pupils could use at home to support their ongoing learning.
- Provide engaging activities pupils can participate in over summer that they wouldn’t usually take part in (in line with social distancing measures as appropriate at that time).
- Encourage (and provide resources/information to enable) pupils to engage in activities with their families that encourage them to learn something new, encourage healthy active lifestyles and explore the world around them.
- Encourage and support pupils to take part in activities that encourage them to stay positive when things are uncertain, recognise how much they’ve learnt outside of school and build up their confidence about returning to formal learning.
We will be in touch with all organisations who submit an EOI to discuss your ideas in more detail. We expect to make final funding decisions w/c 29th June.