Cash to help children in care;In brief

1st May 1998 at 01:00
INNOVATIVE projects to raise achievement among disaffected teenagers and children in care are eligible for thousands of pounds in development cash from the Basic Skills Agency.

The agency wants bids from schools, colleges, local authorities and other groups for grants of up to pound;20,000 for imaginative demonstration projects in five fields: children in care (pound;10,000 for each); "catch-up programmes" for disaffected 14 to 16-year-olds (pound;10,000); involving parents in improving the basic skills of older children (pound;7,500); new approaches to basic skills for adults (pound;20,000); new approaches to English as a second language for adults (pound;20,000). Awards will be announced next month. Contact the Basic Skills Agency, Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NU.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today