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Education: Yorkshire and the Humber

Question for Department for Education

UIN 100613, tabled on 10 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding was received from the £7 million Wellbeing for education recovery grant by (a) Sheffield, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire in 2020-21.

Answered on

13 January 2022

In May 2021, the government provided £7 million in Wellbeing for Education Recovery grants to Local Authorities, to further help education staff in local schools and colleges to promote and support the wellbeing and mental health of pupils and students during recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. This built on the £8 million support provided in the 2020-21 financial year under the Wellbeing for Education Return scheme.

A grant determination letter for 2021-22 was published on 10 June 2021, confirming a grant of £53,107 was provided to Sheffield, in addition to £61,556 provided in 2020-21: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wellbeing-for-education-return-grant-s31-grant-determination-letter. As the funding was distributed to upper tier Local Authorities, funding received by South Yorkshire and Yorkshire cannot be provided.

The grant determination letters for 2021-22 and 2020-21 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wellbeing-for-education-return-grant-s31-grant-determination-letter.

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