Clare Hancock

Catch up funding & ILR

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Is catch up funding claimed through an ILR submission?  I.e. does an LDM code need to be entered into the ILR? 

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Steveh

Sorry Clare, which type of catch-up funding?

Clare Hancock

16 to 19 funding: 16 to 19 tuition fund

Additional funding for one-year for schools, colleges and other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Steveh

Oh right, thought so! No, it goes nowhere near the ILR, also you ***definitely*** don't include the hours in their planned hours.  It's being paid in three chunks over the year I believe and then they'll audit it separately, so you need to be able to show you've spent it and on which learners, just not in the ILR!

Clare Hancock

Thanks for the information Steve.  We are doing groups of 5 or less and these hours for "catch up" are not included in their planned hours.  We are looking to build some type of attendance record as proof for audit purposes.  

So I have an understanding .. and I don't know if you can answer this ... how is the funding "claimed" if its not entered into the ILR?  Does it go off something else?  i.e. how do the ESFA know how much funding to give us?  Hope this makes sense? 

Steveh

Because the funding was allocated based on your Block 2 Disadvantage, so it's just a pile of money based on the proportion of your learners who don't have E&M, for you to spend on a specific thing. As with all Study Programme funding, it's not generated by the people in the (virtual!) building right now, but a mix of last year and the year before. If you can't show you've spent it all on eligible things, they'll have it back.

Clare Hancock

Thanks, much appreciated, that's a great help :)