Adeje student grants

 

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The Adeje council, via the department of education, has opened the application period for grant applications for a range of assistances for students from the borough. These include transport and study material grants, residential subventions and other costs that students in both secondary and third level education might incur. They also, importantly, point out that those who might have already applied in September need to do so again as certain procedures have changed.

The councillor with responsibility for the area, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera said, “We continue to offer all the help we can to assist those continuing their education, and in this case in particular to those who wish to pursue professional courses, with two distinct lines of assistance to offset primary and secondary costs. And we are taking into account the additional costs students will have if they need to move out of home to another area to take up certain course offers.

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“Here in Adeje we have always encouraged our young people to pursue their studies to get the best possible professional qualifications they can, which in turn allows them aspire to better jobs and salaries as they enter into the workforce. The council is committed to helping our young people develop their potential and we agree that it would be unjust for anyone to have to abandon their chosen career path for economic reasons alone”.

Assistance for transport is on offer for secondary students in 3rd and 4th year, those continuing their studies to Bachillerato level and those pursuing university courses or vocational training in recognised Spanish educational centres. Students must have been registered as resident in Adeje (on the ‘padrón) for at least six months prior to the application. Students have until November 15th to submit their applications and the full application form and list of application guidelines is on the Adeje website, www.adeje.es

Student grants available

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The Adeje council has just opened the application window for student grants.
Each year the Adeje council spends more than €150,000 in this area. Those wishing to apply can do so now, and the education councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has said the main objective is to “guarantee equality of opportunity in access to eduction for the borough’s young people…this money, granted by the local government, is destined for those less well off. We can never permit the situation to arise where a child cannot study simply because of financial constraints. Last year we allocated more than €150,000 in grant funds and will probably exceed that amount this year”.

Councillor Adolfo Alonso

Councillor Adolfo Alonso

Those wishing to apply for these second and third-level grants can find more information on www.adeje.es, or call into the department of education in the Adeje Cultural Centre and ask for the relevant information and forms. The grants are available for secondary students from year 3 upwards and into third level who have lived in Adeje for at least 6 months (and are on the resident’s register). In the case of third level students there are also grants available for living away from home costs, books, material and registration, depending on family income and academic criteria among other factors. More information in the council offices.
Referring to the start of term for infants and primary schools in the borough, Alonso Ferrera noted the work done to repair and renovate the education centres during the summer period, with an investment of €40,000.

Grant Regulations

50 eurosEXPLANATORY NOTES FOR APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL MATERIAL GRANT, ADEJE, 2014

Rules and regulations regarding the financial aid for school materials for the 2014/2015 school year for students registered on the Padrón in infant, primary and secondary public education centres in Adeje.

Requirements of the applicants
School material grants must be sought under the following conditions.
• The applicant is resident and registered on the residential register (padrón) for at least six months prior to the date of the application.
• The applicant is studying in a public infants, primary or secondary education centre in Adeje or in a neighbouring institute for educational reasons, or in a regional government educational resident centre.
• The family income level following the application of the formula, as outlined further on in this document, in the family unit where the applicant lives is no higher than €400.
• The applicant accepts the regulations outlined in the official documentation for this grant.
• The falsification and/or omission of data in any of the relevant documents required will mean the immediate rejection of the application/grant and could mean further legal action.
• The presentation of the application implies the granting of authorisation to the Adeje council to obtain any relevant data regarding the employment/tax returns of any adult member of the family unit to determine the family income.

Date and place of application
To apply for the grant applications must be presented on the following dates (according to which education centre the student is or will be attending) between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Fridays and on Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm, at the Adeje department of education which is on the lower ground floor of the Adeje Cultural Centre:

• April 28 -. May 2: IES Adeje I and El Galeón and neighbouring centres.
• May 5- 9: Los Olivos School
• May 12 to 16: Fañabé and Armeñime Schools.
• May 19 to 23: Tijoco and Las Torres Schools.
• 26 to 29 May: Adeje Casco School

Necessary documentation
Applicants must present the following documentation:
1. The completed application form which can be downloaded from the council webpage, www.adeje.es or obtained from the department of education.
2. Original and photocopy of your DNI/NIE/Residency Certificate/passport of the applicant (mother, father or tutor).
3. Original and photocopy of your DNI/NIE/Residency Certificate/passport of the student(s)
4. A presentation showing monthly income of the family unit which should be detailed in the following manner.
◦ Most recent nomina/wage slip for those employed
◦ Self employed – the most recent tax return which shows the net economic income of the individual/company
◦ Unemployed persons need an official document showing their status from the Canarian Employment Service
◦ Unemployed persons with no benefits, a document from the Canarian Employment Service stating this.
◦ Pensioner: certificate or document showing the amount receive.
◦ Pension with cost of living adjustments – documents showing amount received

5. A statement showing monthly mortgage payments or in the case of rented accommodation a rental contract, signed and stamped by the owner.
6. A particular bank form, called the Modelo Alto a terceros, which you can get from the webpage or the department and which you will need to take to the bank to have stamped and signed, showing your bank account number.
7. Authorisation, where relevant, giving the department of education clearance to acquire data from the department of social welfare for validation purposes.
8. Any other documents which may be deemed necessary to guarantee you are meeting the requirements.

 

The details will be confirmed with each education centre. All the forms must be filled in correctly with the course and centre in which the students will be registered for the 2014/2015 academic year.
In the case of multiple applicant for brothers and sisters one application will be sufficient.
Where a family is unable to provide certain documentation outlining their economic situation, their cases will be examined in conjunction with the education centre concerned and the social services department of this council.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure they have all the relevant documentation when they present their application. If the application doesn’t meet the requirements or more data is required it will be listed in the bulletin board in the department and you will have a maximum period of 10 days to present the missing data otherwise your petition may not continue to be considered. If possible this list may also be published in the council’s webpage, www.adeje.es.

Instruction, validation and concessions
The procedures will be carried out by administrative personnel from the departments of education and artistic heritage of the Adeje council Once the applications have all been received a commission will be constituted to validate and adjudicate the applications. The commission will use approved criteria to establish a list of those who they deem to be eligible, those ineligible and those who have been left out and the reasons for that exclusion. That list will be posted on the department’s bulletin board and in the council webpage. Applicants will have ten days to present any missing documentation if required. If you have a fundamental disagreement with the decision of the commission and feel your rights have been undermined you have the option to seek further redress including taking the matter to the courts.

Evaluation of applications
The commission established to process the applications will be made up of personnel from the council. During the evaluation period they may contact applicants if more documentation is required. They will use the following formula to calculate the family income level:
• Monthly incomes of all those living in the family home minus monthly costs (-70% mortgage or -100% rent), divided by the number of all those living in the family home, which, to qualify, should come to an amount less than €400.
Those living in the family unit are those whose names appear on the Padrón as living at the same address. This would also include the partner of a parent of a child applying for the grant and their children if they have any. In the case of separated or divorced parents, the income of the parent not in the family home is not taken into consideration. If the application is on behalf of a child in a foster home the income of those in the foster home will be used for the calculations.
Qualification points
(The points that are used to evaluate the application)
Family income below the benchmark 4 points
Unemployment 3 points
Family is using social intervention, special needs, suffering domestic violence or other risk situations 2 points
Time registered as resident in Adeje 1 point

In the case of over subscription the following criteria will be used to list applicants
1. Lowest level of income
2. Unemployment
3. Family is using social intervention, special needs, suffering domestic violence or other risk situations
4. Family with large number of children
5. Time registered as resident in Adeje

These criteria will only be used if there are more applicants than grants available.

Duties of those in receipt of the grant
Those who receive the grant must agree to present receipts for the material purchased within three months of the money being transferred to their account.
They must also inform the council of any change of situation, or any other grants or assistance newly received from other public or private bodies or any other alteration in their circumstances.

(This document is a short translation of the rules and regulations covering the Adeje School Materials grants 2014 and has no legal standing, and is intended only as a guide.)

School Material Grants

recursos escolares (1)Applications for grants for school materials for 2014/2015

The main objective is to help those families most in need to educate their children

Adeje council through the department of education under councillor Andrés Pérez Ramos is now accepting applications for grants for school materials for next year. The grant application process, for families of children in infants, primary and secondary public schools, lasts until May 29th.

The councillor said, “with this grant system we are working to meet an important social need which has become greater in recent years in the borough, and help families in buying basic materials as they prepare for the start of the next school year. We are working to help families most in need and move towards equality of opportunities in ensuring that no student is without school materials due to the economic circumstances of their family”.

Last year grants assisted 433 Adeje families with 709 individuals benefiting.

Among the requirements which must be met are the presentation of the completed form which can be found on the council website, www.adeje.es in the education section. You must also bring along the original and a photocopy of your DNI, NIE or residency certificate or passport and that of the student concerned. You must also bring the documentation required to indicate monthly family income, among other papers, including a stamped completed form from your bank confirming your bank account number, as outlined in the regulations which you will also find in the council webpage.

To apply for the grant applications must be presented on the following dates (according to which education centre the student is or will be attending) between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Fridays and on Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm, at the Adeje department of education which is on the lower ground floor of the Adeje Cultural Centre:

o April 28 -. May 2: IES Adeje I and El Galeón and neighbouring centres.
o May 5- 9: Los Olivos School
o May 12 to 16: Fañabé and Armeñime Schools.
o May 19 to 23: Tijoco and Las Torres Schools.
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Education Grants

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The Adeje department of education under Andrés Pérez Ramos has announced the granting of up to €50,000 in aid for university students and those undertaking professional training programmes.
According to Perez Ramos Adeje council takes equality of education among its young people very seriously adding that the council felt that a solid education was the best way for the borough’s youth to enter the labour market in the future. He added that while other administrations may be cutting education budgets, here in Adeje there was increased emphasis on access to learning for all. “Education”, he said, “contributes to equality of opportunity and is indispensable for a democratic society”.
Grant aid will made available in the areas of transport, accommodation, buying books and study materials or fee payments. Applicants must be registered residents of Adeje and have been for at least one year, and studying in a public education centre in Spain. Grants of €400, €600 and €900 will be given those who qualify for aid, taking economic and academic conditions into consideration.
You will need to bring a copy of your DNI or residency certificate, your matriculation and certificate of marks given from the centre in which you are studying, documentation indicating earnings within the family, monies paid out in mortgages or rent, etc.
If you wish to apply or find out more, visit http://www.adeje.es/esp/vercontenido.asp?id=3458.