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ESFA funding agreements and contracts

Template funding agreements and contracts from the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

For each of the education and training providers it funds, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has in place a funding agreement or contract. The terms of the agreement or contract vary according to the type of education and/or training provision and the legal status of the entity.

The grant agreement / contract sets out:

  • the obligations of the education and training provider in return for receipt of public funding from ESFA
  • the circumstances in which ESFA will undertake intervention action in the event of educational, financial or other failure of the provider

This page contains grant funding agreements, and contracts ESFA has issued to providers (excluding academies).

Model agreements for academies are available on the following pages:

Key information

In May 2019 we started to roll out a new contract framework. To see what is included in the framework, including the main terms and conditions and each of the schedules, please watch our contract framework overview and contract data videos.

ESFA funding agreements for 2021 to 2022

Model funding agreements from Education and Skills Funding Agency for academic year 2021 to 2022.

The main terms and conditions, for the ESFA Education and Skills agreements containing 16 to 19 education, adult education budget, advanced learner loans and 16 to 19 apprenticeships can be found at the link below, along with the Schedules for Advanced Learner Loans (remaining schedules will be published here in August 2021).

Other ESFA grant funding agreements and contracts for services for procured apprenticeships, traineeships and adult education budget for academic year 2021 to 2022 will be published here in August 2021.

ESFA funding agreements for 2020 to 2021

Model funding agreements from Education and Skills Funding Agency for academic year 2020 to 2021.

The main terms and conditions, and schedules for the ESFA Education and Skills agreements containing 16 to 19 education, adult education budget, advanced learner loans and 16 to 19 apprenticeships can be found at the first link.

Other ESFA grant funding agreements and contracts for services for procured apprenticeships and adult education budget can be found at the second link.

ESFA funding agreements 2019 to 2020

Model funding agreements from Education and Skills Funding Agency for academic year 2019 to 2020

ESFA funding agreements 2018 to 2019

Model funding agreements from Education and Skills Funding Agency for academic year 2018 to 2019

ESFA funding agreements 2017 to 2018

Model funding agreements from Education and Skills Funding Agency for academic year 2017 to 2018

SFA funding agreements 2014 to 2017

Legacy model funding agreements from Skills Funding Agency for academic year 2014 to 2017

SFA funding agreements 2011 to 2014

Legacy model funding agreements from Skills Funding Agency for academic year 2011 to 2014

EFA funding agreements

Legacy model funding agreements from Education Funding Agency for academic year 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017

Published 28 September 2018
Last updated 1 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. We have added the ESFA funding agreements for 2021 to 2022.

  2. We have added the ESFA funding agreements and contracts for 2020 to 2021 documents to the collection

  3. We have added guidance

  4. First published.