Claiming exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)

Instructions on how to claim exceptional costs related to coronavirus (COVID-19).



This information provides instructions and a short video for schools, academies, local authorities and multi academy trusts on how to complete the online form to claim exceptional costs incurred over the period March to July 2020.

The first claims window for the coronavirus (Covid-19) schools fund closed on Tuesday 21 July. 

There will be no opportunity to request an extension to this but there will be a second claims window which will run in the autumn.  We will publish further details nearer the time.

We’ve published further guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools and other educational settings.

Published 24 June 2020
Last updated 22 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Closure of the first claims window

  2. First published.