The Marion Bennathan Memorial Fund

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WHAT IS IT?

 

The Marion Bennathan Memorial Fund (MBMF) is a designated fund within nurtureuk. The fund exists to support the continuing professional development (CPD) of low-income teaching staff to learn about the nurturing approach and support children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties throughout the UK. Individuals benefitting from the fund must work with children to equip them with the life skills and resilience to manage their mental health and wellbeing and to believe in what they can achieve in their education.

 

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HOW DOES THE MBMF RAISE ITS MONEY?

 

The MBMF raises money through community fundraising (such as public bucket collections, fundraising in schools, public sports challenges), individual giving and legacy giving. As part of our core charity fundraising, we benefit from both restricted and unrestricted funding, any unrestricted funding is allocated to the MBMF so we can have as much impact on children and young people as we can with limited funding.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

 

Who the MBMF will fund:

  • Individuals earning under £20,000 per annum (exclusive of London weighting)
  • Individuals currently working directly with children and young people in education or alternative provision for a minimum of 25 hours a week.

Currently, the fund is open for applications to attend our Summer School in 2019. Opportunities to attend an alternative nurtureuk training course are currently closed. We will notify prospective applicants when applications for other courses will open.

The MBMF committee will prioritise applications from areas of the UK with low social mobility and areas of deprivation, as well as schools with higher than average SEN.

What the MBMF will not fund:

  • Applications from other organisations, including whole schools
  • Statutory replacement funding
  • Applications for non-nurtureuk training programmes/events

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

 

To apply, please fill out this form and return along with your current, up-to-date CV.

In order to consider an application, we will also need a referral from your employer, detailing why you should be considered for this fund as well as confirmation of your salary and working hours.

Please find the referral form for your employer here.

Applications extended to Friday 17th May 2019.

Please note: all information for your application will be considered confidential and shall only be shared with the selection committee. As per nurtureuk GDPR policy, all personal information on record with regards to your MBMF application will be destroyed after five years.

 

WHERE DO I SEND MY APPLICATION TO?

 

You can email your application to mbmf@nurtureuk.org or return by post to the following address:

c/o MBMF

nurtureuk

The Green House

244-254 Cambridge Heath Road

Bethnal Green

London 

E2 9DA

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM SUCCESSFUL?

 

In the event your application is successful. A nurtureuk representative will be in touch to make arrangements for your continuing professional development.

Successful applicants are required to provide the selection committee with a report up to six months after the CPD training date, updating nurtureuk on the impact the grant has had on your professional practice and the children and young people you work with. 

 

WHAT CAN I DO IF I AM UNSUCCESSFUL?

 

In the unfortunate event that you are unsuccessful, we are able to provide you with some feedback if you request it. You can apply again as soon as the fund opens for more applications.