Opportunity areas: S31 grant determination and letters

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



These letters to local authorities:

  • set out the details of the funding payments in the year 2017 to 2018
  • include supporting guidance outlining how we intend local authorities use the funding

The opportunity areas programme aims to improve the social mobility outcomes of 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 26 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Opportunity area grant: S31 determination letter for 2017 to 2018: payment 2, January 2018'.
  2. First published.