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Solving Together Fund Application


Welcome to the Solving Together Fund Application Form

There is a well established connection between young people's success at school and levels of parental engagement, but the evidence on what interventions work is mixed. Parents can face a range of barriers when it comes to supporting their child’s maths education including new methods of teaching maths and their own confidence in the subject.

Both Nesta and Tata believe that there is a huge potential for digital technology to be used to address challenges in the education system. Through the Maths Mission and Nesta’s new education strategy we are working to build the evidence base on which technology interventions work in improving parental engagement.

We are looking to support 2 high-potential, early-stage interventions which use digital technology and aim to improve parental engagement in maths and maths outcomes for secondary students (11-16).

The submission deadline is 9am on Monday 24th June 2019.

Applications will be accepted via the online form ONLY. Your application will assessed by 2 members of staff from Nesta or Tata. Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria. Shortlisted applications will then be reviewed by an external advisory panel. The final decisions about funding will be made by Nesta’s education team in July 2019, and all applicants will be contacted by the end of July 2019.

Thank you for taking the time to submit your application, we look forward to receiving it. If you have any questions please contact

Before you begin

Please make sure you have read and understood the Solving Together Fund eligibility criteria and FAQs. We are also holding an information webinar session to answer any of your questions.

I confirm my project:

  • Will be delivered in the UK for the benefit of young people aged 11-16 living in the UK

  • Has already been delivered in at least one school/college or location (if a non-school /college intervention)

  • Uses digital technology to support parental engagement (as defined in our eligibility and selection criteria and FAQs)

The expression of interest will ask you about:

  • Your idea - how it aims to improve parental engagement in maths and maths outcomes for 11-16 year olds

  • Your evidence and impact -  how you are informed by the wider evidence base, and any initial insights into impact that you have

  • Your potential for growth - how developed your intervention is and what support you are looking for to grow

  • Your funding and support requested  - details on how you intend to use the funding and what non-financial support you require

We expect this form to take approximately 60 minutes to complete if you have all the relevant information to hand. You can save and return to this form using the toolbar at the top.