Funding for Thrive

This page explores funding and grants available to schools, settings and organisations looking to embed a whole-school approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing.

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT

Pupil premium is funding given to schools and academies in England to help raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Available to

  • Local authority-maintained schools in England, including:
    • mainstream infant, primary, middle, junior, secondary and all-through schools serving children aged 5 to 16
    • schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
    • pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • Academies, free schools and non-maintained special schools in England, including:
    • mainstream academies serving pupils aged 5 to 16
    • academies and non-maintained special schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
    • alternative provision (AP) academies

Amount available

£985 - £2,410 per pupil per year (2022 to 2023 rates)

Provider

Department for Education

How Thrive meets the funding criteria

  • Thrive provides an effective, early intervention tool that evidences incremental progress made by children, helping them to overcome barriers to learning (evidence for Ofsted and pupil premium)
  • Thrive-Online provides direct and clear evidence of the child’s progress and of the impact of the spending in relation to Thrive training and the cost of the software licence. The outcomes of the Thrive case reviews can also be mapped against key school data to enhance the evidence base (evidence for Ofsted, pupil premium and to inform School Development Plan)
  • Thrive offers a structured training programme for staff which directly increases the effectiveness of intervention.

For a single school with 200 pupils, the annual software licence for Thrive-Online equates to approximately half of one single pupil premium.

Find out more

Visit the DfE website here

Designated Senior Mental Health Lead funding

 

This grant can be used for a senior member of school or college staff to attend quality assured Designated Senior Mental Health Lead (DSMHL) training. The training is designed to help the DSMHL implement an effective whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Available to

State-funded schools and colleges in England, including those in receipt of ESFA pre-16 revenue, high needs block, or 16 to 19 programme funding.

Schools and colleges can decide who is best placed to take on the role of DSMHL and undertake the training. Training could be for your:

  • headteacher
  • deputy headteacher
  • member of the senior leadership team (SLT)
  • if not a senior leader, an appropriate member of staff, working with colleagues, who is empowered to develop and oversee your setting’s whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

More information on who the training is for can be found here.

Amount available

£1,200

Provider

Department for Education

How Thrive meets the funding criteria

Thrive is a DfE quality assured provider of DSMHL training for schools and colleges looking to embed a whole-setting approach to emotional health and wellbeing for all children and young people.

A Strategic Approach to Whole-School Emotional Health and Wellbeing has been designed to align with Public Health England’s eight principles for promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Find out more

Read our blog for the latest funding updates and to find out more about Thrive training.

Youth Endowment fund

 

Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) support work in England and Wales aimed at preventing children and young people getting involved in violence. YEF offer three types of funding: themed rounds, place-based and targeted projects.

Available to

Depending on the funding theme, area or project, funding is available to a variety of agencies and organisations, including schools, colleges, pupil referral units and other educational settings.

Provider

Youth Endowment Fund

Find out more

Explore the latest funding opportunities here.

Other funding streams and useful links

 

There are regional and local funds available through charitable trusts, local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.

Crowd Funding provides another route for raising funds from people and businesses willing to support their local school and their community.

Useful links

Hear from a school that has used funding to invest in Thrive



View the full video interview below

 

"As a school, we recognise and value the importance of emotional well-being and believe that this is at the heart of children feeling safe, secure and happy. If we invest in this now then not only we are also investing in their learning but also their future. We aspire for our children to be resilient individuals who have self-worth and can overcome challenges that may come their way. They need to believe in themselves to be able to achieve and succeed"

 

Thrive is delighted to announce that it is now a Department for Education quality assured provider of senior mental health lead training. Click here to find out more and view our Strategic Approach to Whole School Emotional Health and Wellbeing course.

 

 

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