Grant Funding

Why is grant funding important, and how is it used at MHS?

Grants are an important component of expanding and enhancing the educational provision and services for students here at MHS, as well as the wider community. Truth be told, the steady stream of funding schools receive is mostly already allocated before we even receive the money. However, grant funding allows us to offer unique opportunities and strands of support that wouldn’t otherwise be feasible within the standard school budget.

22/23 Grant Funded Projects

Community Champions Project

Funded by Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

The Community Champions project will continue to build on the strong foundations that have been developed at Milford Haven School over the last few years that have had huge success in supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our community. We will continue our most successful projects and introduce new ones to meet the needs of the community and help encourage community resilience. 

The Community Champions are a group of young people aged between 11 and 16 who will work with the Community Lead to engage with the community of Milford Haven to support residents that are experiencing hardship, poor mental and physical health and who are struggling to thrive. Our Community Champions will take a collaborative approach by working with the Community Champion Lead, local community organisations and charities to link with our community to bring about a lasting impact. 

Our Community Champions have created a timetable of events that will take place from September 2022 – July 2023 that will work to improve mental and physical well being by organising physical fitness classes, creative workshops and well being sessions as well as care packages such as food parcels and vouchers. We have teamed up with local charities, community groups, organisations and businesses to deliver these vital resources to our community. 

Click below to access our Community Champions Booklet: 

Community Champions 22/23


Children whose families are on lower incomes and qualify for certain benefits can apply for a grant of:

  • £125 per learner
  • £200 for learners entering year 7 (to help with increased costs associated with starting secondary school)

All compulsory school years from reception to year 11 are now eligible.

All looked after children qualify for the grant, whether they receive free school meals or not. Learners who receive free school meals due to transitional protection arrangements do not qualify.

Families are only entitled to claim once per child, per school year.

The 2023 to 2024 scheme is now open and will close on 31 May 2024. 

To apply for this grant please contact your local authority.

PDG (Pupil Deprivation Grant) 2023/24

The Pupil Development Grant (PDG) is allocated to schools with pupils who come from low income families and are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (eFSM). Schools are expected to make
the best use of this funding to implement sustainable strategies that will quickly bring about changes for learners eligible for free school meals or who are LAC (looked after children).

For Milford Haven School’s 2023/24 school statement and plan please click the link below: 

PDG School Statement 2023/24

PDG Plan 2023/24



The Regional Consortia Funded School Grant (RCSIG) allows schools to put in place practical support to help improve the educational attainment of our year 7 and 8 pupils and ensure their performance is in line with expectations.  As a school, we aim to ensure that every pupil reaches their potential with targeted interventions to ensure that all learners  benefit as individuals, whilst the whole school also develops its ability to support every learner to achieve their full potential.

For our 2023/24 plan please click the link below: 

RCSIG 2023/24 Plan