Apply for Department for Education-funded support with XMA

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched an initiative to support schools with remote learning.


An industry coalition headed by Microsoft and Google and its partners – including XMA, are to support the DfE providing remote e-learning platforms, devices and connectivity, for educational establishments across the UK.

Subject to eligibility, the scheme offers grants of up to £2,000 to schools to help fund the implementation of a ‘Digital Education Platform’.

Is your school eligible?

Schools that want to access the scheme need to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Schools in England with a partially provisioned or without a Microsoft Office 365 or Google Suite digital environment will be eligible for funding to help them implement a Digital Education Platform for a fixed cost of £2,000 per platform.
  • Schools in England in a Multi-Acadamy Trust (MAT) of up to 10 schools will be eligible for £1,000 per school to configure a MAT wide approach (single platform for whole MAT).


If you’re eligible, great! Here’s what you need to do:

Firstly, select Microsoft/Google and XMA  as your preferred partners. We are best placed to help you deliver your Digital Education Platform. We have over 30 years experience of delivering IT solutions into the Public Sector, and have won awards for doing so! We are also an accredited top tier Microsoft Gold Partner and Cloud Service Provider. Our schools team are on hand to answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the process of application.

If your school is not eligible, then don’t worry. Get in touch with us to discuss your next steps

We are doing so much for schools all across the United Kingdom in helping them adjust to remote learning. We can still help you enable a Digital Learning Platform, so you can continue to provide essential learning outcomes for your pupils. Contact one of our education experts today by filling in the form below to find out how we can support your school for the immediate and longer term.