Opportunity areas grant: S31 grant determination and letters

Additional funding for local authorities in opportunity areas to improve social mobility for children and young people in deprived areas.



These letters sent to local authorities:

  • sets out the first payment in 2018 to 2019 and proposals for payments across the remainder of the financial year
  • set out the payments made in 2017 to 2018
  • include supporting guidance outlining how we intend local authorities to use the funding

The opportunity areas programme aims to improve social mobility outcomes for children and young people in 12 deprived areas of the country.

The Secretary of State for Education makes grant determinations under section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003.

Read about how we selected the 12 opportunity areas and the local delivery plans.

Published 10 October 2017
Last updated 14 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added the 2018 to 2019 opportunity areas grant determination letter.
  2. Added 'Opportunity area grant: S31 determination letter for 2017 to 2018: payment 2, January 2018'.
  3. First published.