Published date: 13 May 2021

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 10 June 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract

£300,000 to £900,000

Procurement reference


Published date

13 May 2021

Closing date

10 June 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

12 July 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Grant Competition

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The Department is making available up to £300,000 of grant funding per financial year for 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24, to start or develop an existing programme that improves and increases PE and school sport opportunities available to pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Grant funding beyond 2021/22 will be subject to agreement of departmental priorities as part of the Spending Review and assessment of programme performance.

The Department is looking for measurable and sustained improvement in the opportunities that pupils with SEND have to access PE and school sport.


The successful bid will deliver a programme that will improve and increase PE and school sport opportunities available to pupils with SEND.

The successful bid must outline how the proposed programme of activity will impact on the following:

- The quality of schools' PE and sports teaching and provision for SEND pupils.
- Opportunities for pupils with SEND to achieve 30 active minutes within the school day.
- The engagement and participation of pupils with SEND in PE and school sport.
- Character education, such as resilience, leadership and self-belief, for pupils with SEND through PE and school sport.

More information


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This grant competition will be run via the DfE's e-procurement portal, Jaggaer. It is recommended that to avoid missing out, interested organisations register on this system as soon as possible. Links to the site and related guidance can be found via the following above.

About the buyer

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Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street