To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment with reference to section 486, what the procedure is for applying for grants under the Education Act 1996, Part VIII; and if guidelines are available. 
§ Mr. Wills
This section of the Education Act 1996 allows for the making of regulations to provide grant to bodies other than Local Education Authorities whose object, or main object is, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, to promote learning or research. Grants are paid to a variety of organisations for different specific purposes. There is no single set procedure for applying for such grants.