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Funding Case Studies

"Nothing inspires success; like success"

Below you will find a number of case studies of schools that have successfully applied for funding to a number of different funders. Please click on the relevant funding tag to view the case studies which will be updated on a regular basis.

 

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Curriculum Enhancement
   
Arts Council England

The Arts Council for England provides grants to both organisations and individuals to promote the arts.

Cherry Orchard Primary Schools in Worcester was awarded a grant of £2,000 to to fund a full school day dedicated to learning about design, structure and materials. Known as "Spaghetti Architecture" the grant was awarded towards the costs of a workshop for children to participate and learn about how materials behave.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Arts Council, England please click here

Clore Poetry and Literature Awards

The Clore Poetry and Literature Awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK. The Clore Duffield Foundation has created these Awards with the aim of providing children and young people with opportunities to experience poetry and literature in exciting and compelling ways, in and out of school.

Treyew Primary School (for Richard Lander Cluster), Cornwall, received a grant of £5,710 for a project involving 11 schools, both primary and secondary. It explores different ideas and methods of telling a story, involving nine to 12 year-olds. They will explore favourite works of literature, from Shakespeare and Dickens to Morpurgo and Pullman. They will write their own stories based on that exposure and then perform them to an invited audience at the Minack Theatre (the stunning cliff top theatre above the sea in West Cornwall). The resources generated by the children will then be used more widely within the cluster and the county.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards please click here

 

Clore Poetry and Literature Awards

The Clore Poetry and Literature Awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK. The Clore Duffield Foundation has created these Awards with the aim of providing children and young people with opportunities to experience poetry and literature in exciting and compelling ways, in and out of school.

Formby High School, Lancashire, received a grant of £4,000 to enable six Year 7 classes to work with a local performance poet, with a final day culminating in a competition. This structure would then be mirrored in seven local feeder primary schools and culminate in representatives from all the schools taking part in the ‘Formby Slam’. The project aims to give students an opportunity to experience what a subject can be like once freed from the constraints of the curriculum and timetable.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards please click here

 

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

Norbury Manor Primary School received a grant of £2,165 from the Trust to cover the cost of resources for outdoor learning.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust please click here

 

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

Red Hill Primary Schools, Worcester received a grant of £1,584 from the Ernest Cook Trust for the development of their chicken club. This involved children working with the care taker to construct and manage chicken pens and looking after the chickens. The pupils take responsibility for all aspects of the chickens’ daytime care; classes are studying growth and local food production; chickens are laying regularly and the eggs are being exchanged for donations from parents and staff with the money contributing to the sustainability of the project.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust please click here

 

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

Brymore School in Somerset received a grant of £7,687 from the Ernest Cook Trust to fund a blacksmithing and wrought iron course for pupils.

For more information on funding opportunities through the through the Ernest Cook Trust please click here

 

The Royal Society

The Royal Society, provides funding of up to £3,000 through its Partnership Grants Scheme to enable schools to bringing science alive in the classroom.

The Hayfielfd Primary Schools in High Peaks, Derbyshire received a grant of £2,500 from the Royal Society's Partnership grant scheme to stage a Science Weel Festival that looked into the world of micro-organisms and exploring how our lives are affected by things that we can't see with the naked eye. The project involved four scientists and 127 children.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme please click here

The Royal Society

The Royal Society, provides funding of up to £3,000 through its Partnership Grants Scheme to enable schools to bringing science alive in the classroom.

St Michael on the Mount Primary School received a grant of £2,050 to help pupils to learn about the human body by constructing a 15 foot skeleton. The project called body building from scratch allowed each year group in the school to investigate the science behind a specific part of the body, from the muscles in an arm to the electrical programming of the brain. Working with engineers from Airbus UK, every class constructed a working model of their particular body part, giving the pupils the opportunity to apply some of the scientific principles they had discovered.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme please click here

The Japan Society

The Japan Society is a UK charity which supports and encourages educational and grassroots activity relating to Japan. Japan 21 Awards are grants of up to £1,000 to enable small scale projects and events related to Japan to take place in the UK.

Parklands High School in Chorley which is a Modern Languages Specialist School received an award from Japan21 to run a ten-week course to introduce Japanese language and culture as part of its Family Learning Programme.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

 

The Japan Society

The Japan Society is a UK charity which supports and encourages educational and grassroots activity relating to Japan. Japan 21 Awards are grants of up to £1,000 to enable small scale projects and events related to Japan to take place in the UK.

Kirkham Grammar School, Preston, received an award to set up a weekly lunchtime club for pupils interested in learning Japanese and working towards the WJEC Level 1 Certificate.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

Sir John Cass Foundation

The Sir John Cass Foundation makes grants to schools and organisations in London in the areas of widening participation in further and higher education, truancy, exclusion and behaviour management, as well as prisoner education.

Soho Parish School received a grant of £3,300 from the Foundation to fund a Scientist in residence project at the school

For more information on funding opportunities through the Sir John Cass Foundation please click here

 

   
   
Arts
   
Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities and not for profit organisations whose work is in the areas of Learning, the Arts and Health. Within its Learning remit funding is available to meet special educational needs and learning difficulties.

Bishop Pursglove C of E VA Primary School, Tideswell, recieved a grant of £3,000 towards stage equipment to support drama activities at the school

For more information on funding opportunities through the Foyle Foundation please click here

Arts Council for England

The Arts Council for England provides grants to both organisations and individuals to promote the arts.

Eastbrook Comprehensive School, Barking and Dagenham, received a grant of £1,276 for its Shakespeare in Schools Festival.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Arts Council, England please click here

 

Arts Council of Wales

The Arts Council Wales is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales.

Woodlands High School received a grant of £5,000 to devise, rehearse and perform a musical theatre piece which will act as a celebration for the community surrounding the Ely Racecourse. Five schools (2 special schools, 2 primary schools and a comprehensive) will be working with a professional composer, director and set designer.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Arts Council, Wales please click here

 

Arts Council of Wales

The Arts Council Wales is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales.

Rhyl High School received a grant of £2,125 from the Arts Council for a multi artform project targeted at children and young people using scrap material & found objects to create fashion, animated forms and music. Exhibitions are planned for empty shop windows in Rhyl, and at Rhyl Library Arts Centre and performances will be held in public spaces within the town.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Arts Council, Wales please click here

 

John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Kingsgate Community College received a grant of £15,000 pa for three years towards the running costs of an Arts Programme.

For more information on funding opportunities through the John Lyon's Charity please click here

 

John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Holy Trinity & St. Silas C.E Primary School received a grant of £20,000 pa for three years towards the collaborative Shakespeare Festival with other primary schools in the Charity’s beneficial area

For more information on funding opportunities through the John Lyon's Charity please click here

 

Awards for All (England)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Oakfield Primary School was awarded £5,000. School pupils, parents and members of the community who use the Barry Lawrence Community Centre will get together to form a samba band. Lottery funding will pay for a range of percussion instruments, band leader training and coaching, and the band will develop its skills to play at future carnival and events on the Isle of Wight. The school aims to bring family learning into the wider community and encourage hard-to-reach families to participate through a common interest.

For more information on funding opportunities through the England Awards for All programme please click here

 

Heritage Lottery Fund - Young Roots

Young Roots offers grants of between £5,000 and £25,000. The scheme aims to involve 13-20 year-olds (up to 25 for those with special needs) in finding out about their heritage, developing skills, building confidence and promoting community involvement. Projects needs to be related to the local and culturally varied heritage of the UK.

The students from Kirkby Stephen Grammar School believe that the Settle-Carlisle Railway is an important part of the heritage of their area. They recieved a grant of £15,300 to produce a film about the line’s construction, which features interviews with archivists and railway enthusiasts. The film shows what life would have been like for the engineers and navvies who built the impressive viaducts and tunnels that are a feature of the landscape.


For more information on funding opportunities through the Young Roots programme please click here

 

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

Snettisham Primary School, King's Lynn, receieved a grant of £2,157 to help with the cost of the drumming club.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust please click here

 

Young Roots

Young Roots offers grants of between £5,000 and £25,000. The scheme aims to involve 13-20 year-olds (up to 25 for those with special needs) in finding out about their heritage, developing skills, building confidence and promoting community involvement. Projects needs to be related to the local and culturally varied heritage of the UK.

The project "My Highfields - Your Highfields" received a £21,000 Lottery Grant with the aim of enabling young people from an ethnic minority background to stage an exhibition based on their own research into the recent histories of their families, in particular the migration routes of their parents and grandparents. The project involved 100 young people, aged between 13 and15, many of whom were young refugees or from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. The young people researched and put on an exhibition, one of the aims of which was to look at the things that unite a diverse community. They were encouraged to shape the content and style of the exhibition themselves, based on their research findings and interests.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Young Roots programme please click here

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular wthe Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

Bakewell Infant School received a grant of £3,200 to enable this small infant school in Derbyshire to have a year-long arts project which will expose their pupils to other cultures. The school will have a multicultural arts focus week each term during this academic year to complement a weekly input of music, drama, dance and sculpture.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation please click here

 

   
   
Sports
   
Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. Between 2012 and 2017, it will invest over £1 billion of funding that will create more opportunities for young people to play sport; and nurture and develop talent; etc.

Saint Felix School in Waveney received a grant of £9,732 from Sport England for the installation of Indoor Cricket Nets.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport England please click here

 

Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. Between 2012 and 2017, it will invest over £1 billion of funding that will create more opportunities for young people to play sport; and nurture and develop talent; etc.

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Wycombe received a grant of £5,311 from Sport England for the development of trampolining in the school and local community.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport England please click here

 

Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. Between 2012 and 2017, it will invest over £1 billion of funding that will create more opportunities for young people to play sport; and nurture and develop talent; etc.

Toot Hill School, East Midlands, received a grant of £5,400 from Sport England for a project to increase girls participation in health and fitness.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport England please click here

 

Sport Scotland

Aberdeen Grammar School FP Hockey Club received a grant of £5,559 from Sport Scotland to provide year round indoor training sessions to help develop current players skills and attract new members to the group. The grant will pay for indoor facility hire, hockey boards, hockey goals, goal nets, a storage trolley and VAT.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport Scotland please click here

 

Sports Council for Wales

The Sports Council for Wales is resonsible for supporting sports in Wales.

Whitchurch High School, Cardiff, received a grant of £19,000 to develop a new climbing wall programme at Whitchurch High School.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport Wales please click here

 

John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

West London Academy £20,000 towards the Table Tennis / Wheelchair Sports project.

For more information on funding opportunities through the John Lyon's Charity please click here

 

John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Whitefield School £28,000 pa for two years towards the Sports Inclusion project.

For more information on funding opportunities through the John Lyon's Charity please click here

 

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is a partnership funded by The F.A. Premier League, The FA and the Government. The Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK and provides grants of between £100 and £1 million to revitalise grass roots sport, investing in parks, schools and playing fields and harnessing the power of the game within local communities and to promote education and social inclusion.

Ashfield School in Nottinghamshire received a grant of £196,000 from the Football Foundation towards the installation of an all weather Football Pitch.

For more information on funding opportunities from the Football Foundation please click here

 

2014 Communities (Scotland)

2014 Communities is a micro grants programme, offering local sports clubs, voluntary and community organisations, community councils and schools grants of £300 to £2,000 to support and stimulate grass roots involvement in sport and physical activity.

Auchinairn Primary School, Dunbartonshire,  received a grant of £2,000 to develop a range of new extra-curricular clubs to engage more young people in sporting activities. The grant will fund transport costs, coach fees, athletics equipment, gymnastics equipment, boccia/curling equipment, tennis/table tennis/badminton equipment, basketball stands and an agility ladder.

For more information on funding opportunities from 2014 Communities please click here


 

2014 Communities (Scotland)

2014 Communities is a micro grants programme, offering local sports clubs, voluntary and community organisations, community councils and schools grants of £300 to £2,000 to support and stimulate grass roots involvement in sport and physical activity.

Bellshill Academy, North Lanarkshire, received a grant of £2,000 to an extra-curricular rugby union training programme for young people aged 11-15 years old. The grant will fund professional coach fees.


For more information on funding opportunities from 2014 Communities please click here


   
   
Special Educational Needs
   
Hilton in the Community Foundation

The main focus of the Hilton in the Community Foundation is on children and young people. The Foundation supports activities in education and health to relieve suffering and equip individuals.

Merstone School received a grant of £500 for the provision of communication aids to support pupils with special needs.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Hilton in the Community Foundation please click here

 

Foyle Foundation

The Fole Foundation is an independent Grant Making Trust that funds activities in relation to Learning; the Arts; and Health. Schools that wish to apply for funding must be state funded secondary and primary schools and must demonstrate why their project is additional and cannot be funded from statutory or other funding

Fiveways Special School Trust, Yeovil, received a grant of £25,000 towards a new dedicated special needs teacher training centre in Somerset.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Foyle Foundation please click here

 

Foyle Foundation

The Fole Foundation is an independent Grant Making Trust that funds activities in relation to Learning; the Arts; and Health. Schools that wish to apply for funding must be state funded secondary and primary schools and must demonstrate why their project is additional and cannot be funded from statutory or other funding

Foyle View Special School, Derry received a grant of £10,000 towards extending music therapy for pupils with learning difficulties and emotional and communication problems.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Foyle Foundation please click here

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities and not for profit organisations whose work is in the areas of Learning, the Arts and Health. Within its Learning remit funding is available to meet special educational needs and learning difficulties.

The Kingfisher Community Special School, Oldham received a grant of £15,000 towards equipping an arts studio in this special school for children with severe and complex learning difficulties including autism.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Foyle Foundation please click here

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust is a charitable body charged with the dual role of maintaining the estates given to it by Ernest Cook, and all that they stand for, and giving money to support educational and research projects. Many of the schemes it supports relate to the countryside and environmental and architectural conservation, and are all educational in emphasis.

Grants range from £100 - £4,000 in the small grants category and £4,000 - £10,000 in the main grants category.

Inglefield Manor School in West Sussex provides education to children with cerebral palsy and has recently started teaching and supporting secondary aged students. The school received a grant of £10,500 from the Trust to purchase a Smartboard and five rugged laptops. The laptops allow the pupils to access the curriculum as well as acting as communication devices.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust please click here

 

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need grants are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under. Organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

Beechwood School (Special) in Aberdeen received a grant of £2,621 from the BBC Children in Need Special Grants Programme to enhance the life skills of children from Aberdeen with additional support needs by providing a residential trip to an Outdoor Activity centre.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

 

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need grants are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under. Organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

Woodlands School in Edinburgh received a grant of £5,095 towards the cost of a sensory room to increase the health and wellbeing of children with
learning disabilities.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular wthe Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire, received a grant of £180,120 to share good practice across schools to enable primary aged children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, to be more successful in mainstream settings.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of organisations with grants of varying sizes. Recent funding has supported projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment

The Ian Mikardo High School is a day special school for secondary age boys with severe and complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. All pupils have statements of special educational needs and many have been excluded from their previous schools. They have fallen behind in basic skills because of poor attendance and concentration. The school works to address the negative experiences many pupils have had in their past and provides life chances to vulnerable children by restoring self-esteem and helping them to see themselves as learners with potential. A grant of £5,000 was provided to paint, furnish and equip a Children’s Psychotherapy Room.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Garfield Weston Foundation please click here

Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust's aim is to maximise the educational opportunities available to young people in all parts of the UK's educational system. Each year, the Ogden Trust considers a small number of grants to educational institutions or charitable institutions with educational purposes. The small number of grants it makes each year are up to £10,000 and usually have to be for a science-related project.

The Marchant-Holliday School is a charitable Special Needs residential school for 37 young boys experiencing very severe social, emotional and behavioural disorders, which have resulted in their exclusion from mainstream primary schools. The Ogden Trust provided a grant of £2,500 for new ICT software.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ogden Trust please click here

   
   
Raising Achievments
   
Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

A £253,000 grant has been awarded to Rosendale Primary School in Lambeth, South London to test the benefit of using iPads to boost learning skills. 1,400 pupils in 24 schools in London, Essex and Manchester will use the tablets to monitor their progress and plan their future learning using photographs, written records and audio recordings. The project builds on existing research which suggests that improving study skills is an effective way to boost attainment and will be tested using a randomised controlled trial.

For more information on funding opportunities theough the Foundation please click here

 

Equitable Charitable Trust

The Equitable Charitable Trust is an educational grant making charity. Its focus is on the promotion and support of education for children and young people under the age of 25, and more specifically for young disabled people and/or young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Battersea Fields Saturday School received a grant of £5,000 towards supplementary Maths, English and Science classes for disadvantaged children and young people from London Borough of Wandsworth.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Equitable Charitable Trust please click here

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Through its Education Programme, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has provided St Ninestiles Community School a grant of £20,000 towards the creation of a new, user-friendly online curriculum which will raise motivation and attainment among students.

Through the Foundation's Education programme funding is available for two broad areas of interest: New approaches to education and Hard-to-reach learners. The Foundation also makes grants in the areas of Arts & Heritage, Environment and Social Change.


For more information on funding opportunities through the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation please click here


Arts Council England

The Arts Council for England provides grants to both organisations and individuals to promote the arts.

Bicknell School, Bournemouth received a grant of £7,350 for its Making Tracks project which uses music as a tool to develop potential, boost self esteem and promote harmonious working

For more information on funding opportunities through the Arts Council, England please click here

 

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

St Mary’s Primary & Nursery School in Manchester was awarded £1,500 by the Ernst Cook Trust to help with the running costs of a study club.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust please click here

 

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports’ charity. Funded by the Premier League, The Football Association and the Government, the Foundation directs £40m every year into grass roots sport.

 

The Playing for Success scheme at Rochdale’s Spotland Study Centre is a partnership between Rochdale AFC, Rochdale Hornets RLFC, Department For Education and Skills, the Football Foundation and Rochdale Local Education Authority. Situated in purpose-built accommodation under the Willbutts Lane Stand, the study centre houses state of the art computer equipment. Learning in an environment where there heroes play week-in, week-out has proved to have a huge motivational effect on participants. The Playing for Success programme has now been expanded to the lower divisions.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Football Foundation click here

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular the Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

Mounts Bay School received a grant of £79,838 over three years to launch and support a new early intervention Student Support Service which will provide an individualised, therapeutic programme, combined with team and self-esteem building through sport, to address key issues leading to exclusion.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Kensal Rise Primary School £20,000 towards the creation of a Family Learning Centre at the school.

For more information on funding opportunities through the John Lyon's Charity please click here

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular the Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

The Beaconsfield School, Buckinghamshire, received a grant of £73,500 to develop its Arts Learning Centre as model of good practice, particularly for young people at risk of exclusion or disengagement.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular wthe Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

Forest School – Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot received a grant of £5,000 to enable young people who are truanting or at risk of exclusion to attend a ten-week course at Forest School, involving woodland management, arts, crafts and science. The course is intended to inspire the young people to re-engage with learning in mainstream education

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

 

Education Endowment Foundation The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

•A £559,000 grant has been awarded to Shireland Collegiate Academy in Sandwell, West Midlands to test the impact of a “flipped learning” approach, where pupils are introduced to concepts before the lesson online, freeing up class time to focus on the areas where support from teachers is needed. The programme will focus on teaching maths to Year 5 and 6 pupils and involve 24 schools in Birmingham and the Black Country.

For more information on funding opportunities theough the Foundation please click here

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular wthe Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

The Al-Haqq Supplementary School in Leeds received a grant of £32,874 over two years from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to raise the educational aspirations and achievements of local children aged 5-18 from all ethnic backgrounds through supplementary education.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation please click here

 

Esmee Fairbain Foundation

The Esmee Fairbain Foundation funds the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. The Foundation takes pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund. The Foundation's primary interests are in the cultural life of the UK, education and learning, the natural environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society.

Eastside Young Leaders' Academy received a grant of £82,000 towards the salary and costs over two years of a Project Co-ordinator to raise the attainment of 120 African-Caribbean boys excluded from mainstream education in Newham.

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Esmee Fairbain Foundation

The Esmee Fairbain Foundation funds the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. The Foundation takes pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund. The Foundation's primary interests are in the cultural life of the UK, education and learning, the natural environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society.

Phoenix Secondary and Primary School was awarded £10,200 towards the salary of a Resource Manager to work with parents in Tower Hamlets on how to use resource materials with their children.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of organisations with grants of varying sizes. Recent funding has supported projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment

Millfields Community School in Hackney, which serves a diverse community reciebed a grant of £5,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation for its Saturday School. The Saturday School assists 100 pupils perceived to be underachieving in relation to their peers or with regard to their own potential. It also offers access to arts, culture and heritage learning opportunities otherwise not experienced. The aim of the school is to improveliteracy, numeracy and the understanding of science and also increased self esteem.

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John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Harrow School received a grant of £31,000 over four years towards the Gifted & Talented Programme for young people from the ten state secondary schools in Harrow

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Professional Development
   
Esmee Fairbain Foundation

The Esmee Fairbain Foundation funds the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. The Foundation takes pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund. The Foundation's primary interests are in the cultural life of the UK, education and learning, the natural environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate more fully in society.

Stonebroom Primary and Nursery School was awarded £25,980 towards a professional development programme for sixty teachers to improve attitudes to learning and attainment of disadvantaged pupils and pupils at risk of disaffection in Derbyshire.

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International Partnerships
   
British Council

Schools within England and Wales that have existing partnerships with school overseas can apply for funding through the British Council's Schools Linking Visits grant scheme. The programme is open to headteachers and teaching or support staff from primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, sixth form colleges and further education colleges (involved in the education of 16-19 year olds).

Lady Manners School in Bakewell linked with a school in Japan. The school visited the Japanese school and activities during the visit included lesson observation, meetings with students and shared details of current and previous approaches to the Hiroshima question.

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Daiwa Foundation The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation makes grants to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan in all fields of activity. Under its Small Grants programme, grants of £1,000-£5,000 are available for educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events.

St Roch's Secondary School received a grant of £2,000 from the Foundation for a group of sixth formers from Glasgow to undertake a school exchange and represent their city at the 60th anniversary commemorations in Hiroshima, July-August 2005.

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Daiwa Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation makes grants to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan in all fields of activity. Under its Small Grants programme, grants of £1,000-£5,000 are available for educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events.

The Cottlesloe School in Buckinghamshire, received a grant of £1,500 through the Daiwa Foundation Small Grant scheme to support an educational exchange between the school and Japanese educational institutions, using drama to explore and understand cultural differences between the two countries.

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School Buildings & Grounds
   
Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities and not for profit organisations whose work is in the areas of Learning, the Arts and Health. Within its Learning remit funding is available to meet special educational needs and learning difficulties.

Milton School, Mexborough, received a grant of £20,000 towards improving and extending the learning facilities at Milton School.

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John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Godolphin & Latymer School received a grant of £50,000 pa for two years towards the development of an arts studio

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Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of organisations with grants of varying sizes. Recent funding has supported projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment

Brackenbury Primary School received a grant of £10,000 from the Foundation to help with the renovation of a disused and derelict Victorian school building, with the aim to creating a new space for the arts and sport. It will cater for music, drama, dance, visual arts and textiles, physical education, breakfast and after school clubs and group activities. This will be accessed by both the school and the local community.

 

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Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of organisations with grants of varying sizes. Recent funding has supported projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment

The Purcell School in Bushey received a grant of £100,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation towards its capital expansion.

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Big Lottery Fund - Peoples Millions

The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have teamed up to run the programme that will give Lottery funding to projects that benefit local communities. The People's Millions is a periodic competition for 50 grants of up to £80,000 to fund projects that will improve the quality of life of local communities through transforming the local environment-buildings, amenities, public and green spaces, and the natural environment. The competition is open to voluntary or community groups, local authorities, schools, health bodies and social enterprises.

St John's C of E Controlled Primary School, in Colchester, received a grant of £36,000 to renovate a disused bungalow in the school grounds so it can be used for a school breakfast club and homework club. It will also be used for creative acitivies such as art, dance and drama, and outside of extended school hours it will be available for the local community to use.

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Big Lottery Fund - Peoples Millions

The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have teamed up to run the programme that will give Lottery funding to projects that benefit local communities. The People's Millions is a periodic competition for 50 grants of up to £80,000 to fund projects that will improve the quality of life of local communities through transforming the local environment-buildings, amenities, public and green spaces, and the natural environment. The competition is open to voluntary or community groups, local authorities, schools, health bodies and social enterprises.

Ardley Hill Lower School in Dunstable, received a grant of £50,000 to refurbish the existing pool area and provide a conservatory type enclosure so that it can be used all year round by the whole community.

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Foyle Foundation

The Fole Foundation is an independent Grant Making Trust that funds activities in relation to Learning; the Arts; and Health. Schools that wish to apply for funding must be state funded secondary and primary schools and must demonstrate why their project is additional and cannot be funded from statutory or other funding

William Patten Primary School, London was awarded £20,000 through the Foyle Foundation Learning Programme for the development of an arts-space and library on the flat roof of the school building.

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Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent Grant Making Trust that funds activities in relation to Learning; the Arts;and Health. Schools that wish to apply for funding must be state funded secondary and primary schools and must demonstrate why their project is additional and cannot be funded from statutory or other funding

Kelling Primary School, Holt was awarded £35,000 through the Foyle Foundation Learning programme to enable it to replace a second of two mobile classrooms in a school serving a rural area. In addition it received a further grant of £15,000 for building 2 new classrooms and an open space link.

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Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent Grant Making Trust that funds activities in relation to Learning; the Arts;and Health. Schools that wish to apply for funding must be state funded secondary and primary schools and must demonstrate why their project is additional and cannot be funded from statutory or other funding

Mulberry Bush School, Witney was awarded £25,000 towards a multi-purpose hall so that this special education needs school can provide a full curriculum.

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Biffaward

Biffaward, is a grant scheme funded by Biffa Waste Services, through the landfill tax credits scheme, which levies a tax on all Landfill operators in order to fund environment and community projects within a certain distance from the Landfill sites.

Mary and John Church of England Primary School PTA received a grant of £5,000 from the Biffaward small grants scheme to turn a desolate concrete playground at the heart of a newly designated community Home Zone into a biodynamic wildflower meadow with living willow play structures, a turfed mound and slide, stepping stone, pathways and trees.

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Foyle Foundation

The Fole Foundation is an independent Grant Making Trust that funds activities in relation to Learning; the Arts; and Health. Schools that wish to apply for funding must be state funded secondary and primary schools and must demonstrate why their project is additional and cannot be funded from statutory or other funding.

The Charles Dickens School in London received a grant of £40,000 from the Foyle Foundation to convert an old Assembly Hall into a Library.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of organisations with grants of varying sizes. Recent funding has supported projects in the following categories: Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment

 

St Michael's Primary School, Withyham received a grant of £5,000 to help in the completion of a new classroom for the “Early Years”, a new hall/library and IT suite,

Southend High Schools for Boys received a grant of £5,000 to help equipand complete a new Sports Hall and Music Centre

The Purcell School in Bushey receives a further £100,000 towards its capital expansion

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Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation allocates approximately £2 million each year to schools and sixth form colleges that have achieved a level of excellence. Grants are made towards building or equipment projects relating to the teaching of science and technology (including information or communications technology), languages, music, the arts or libraries. The programme focusses particularly on students taking A-Level and GCSE examinations.


Jordanhill School received a grant of £25,000 towards the purchase of IT equipment. The School won the Becta ICT in Practice Award for Secondary Leadership in 2006. These grants are examples of the Wolfson Foundation's schools programme which supports the teaching of science and technology within secondary schools, particularly ones with a proven record of excellence.

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Wolfson Foundation The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science & medicine, health, education and the arts & humanities.
Education is one of the Wolfson Foundation's central themes and underpins much of our work. Through its Education programme the Foundation support teaching spaces at universities and secondary schools.

Ulverston Victoria High School, in Cumbria received a grant of £35,000 towards the conversion of a coach house to create a Sixth Form computing centre .
 
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Equipment
   
Hilton in the Community Foundation

The main focus of the Hilton in the Community Foundation is on children and young people. The Foundation supports activities in education and health to relieve suffering and equip individuals.

Barnham Primary School received a grant of £138 for the purchase of outdoor benches, picnic and games tables, netball/basketball practice nets.

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Hilton in the Community Foundation

The main focus of the Hilton in the Community Foundation is on children and young people. The Foundation supports activities in education and health to relieve suffering and equip individuals.

Edmund Waller School received a grant of £3,215 for the purchase of laptops and storage cabinet, a visualiser, woodwork tools and specialist art equipment.

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Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

Tilney St Lawrence Community Primary School in Norfolk was awarded £2,000 by the Ernst Cook Trust to help with the cost of whiteboard and projector.

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Lloyds TSB Foundation

The Lloyds TSB Foundation funds local, regional and national charities working to tackle disadvantage across England and Wales

The Hartest Pre-School in Bury St Edmunds was awarded a grant of £500 from the Lloydes TSB Foundation towards the purchase of equipment.

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Awards for All (Scotland)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Ferryhill After School Club was awarded £2,000 through Awards for All (Scotland) to provide after school care facilities and educational opportunities for children. The grant was used to purchase play equipment and to fund sessional workers' fees and coach hire.

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Awards for All (Scotland)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Newhills Parent Teacher Association were awarded £3,050 to purchase a balance beam, log walks, suspension bridge, wobble board, lakeland table, tram tracks, swinging steps, burma bridge and a chain walk.

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The Lord's Taverners

The Lord's Taverners raises and gives around £2 million each year to give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.

Green Park School, Wolverhampton cares for 100 children between the ages of five and nineteen, all of whom have a range of severe and profound learning difficulties. 85% of pupils have multiple disabilities and a significant number are terminally ill. The Lord's Taverners provided a grant of £25,000 to the School for the provision of a sensory room and drama studio for children.

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Awards for All Programme

Awards for All England is supported by the Arts Council England, the Big Lottery Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England. It awards grants of between £300 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community. Separate Awards for All programmes exist for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In order to order to provide children with the opportunity to participate in athletic activity all year round.

Priory Lane Junior School, successfully applied for a grant of £3, 632 from Sport England's Awards for All programme to purchase indoor athletic equipment.

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Big Lottery Fund (BIG)

Every year BIG gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. Its money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment

Toryglen After School Service Limited, provides after school care for primary and secondary school children in the Toryglen area. The group received a grant of £7,776 for furniture, role play toys, art/craft materials, educational toys, sessional workers.

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Royal Society

The Royal Society provides grants of up to £3000 to support teachers, scientists and engineers in working together to inspire young people.

Ashton Middle School and Langford Lower School, Dunstable received a grant of £2,200 from the Royal Society Partnership Grant Scheme to collaborate in investigating the impact of soil and other environmental conditions on plants and insects. The schools invested their grant in a digital camera in order to email pictures between schools, plus a 'light bank' to test out plants in the soil samples, and other specialist equipment.

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Mercers Educational Trust Fund

The Mercers Educational Trust Fund seeks to improve the availability and quality of educational opportunities for children and young adults, especially in London and in particular areas of the West Midlands - Walsall, Sandwell and Telford - where the Company has established City Academies in recent years.

Old Ford Primary School received a grant of £15,000 towards the development of ICT Facilities.

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Mercers Educational Trust Fund

The Mercers Educational Trust Fund seeks to improve the availability and quality of educational opportunities for children and young adults, especially in London and in particular areas of the West Midlands - Walsall, Sandwell and Telford - where the Company has established City Academies in recent years.

Christ Church Primary School received a grant of £10,000 towards equipment for new classrooms.

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Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust's aim is to maximise the educational opportunities available to young people in all parts of the UK's educational system. Each year, the Ogden Trust considers a small number of grants to educational institutions or charitable institutions with educational purposes. The small number of grants it makes each year are up to £10,000 and usually have to be for a science-related project.

Teddington School in Middlesex received a grant of £5,000 from the Ogden Trust towards the purchase of new science equipment in two laboratories to improve experimental facilities at the school.

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Hilton in the Community Foundation

Organisations that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £50,000 per year through the Hilton Foundation. During 2006, the Foundation made grants totalling over £1.3m to numerous organisations including registered charities and schools for activities and projects that meet one of the Foundation's chosen areas of focus:

  • Young People - Education;
  • Young People - Health

The Red Gates School, received a grant of £750 for specialist equipment at the school.

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Hilton in the Community Foundation

Organisations that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £50,000 per year through the Hilton Foundation. During 2006, the Foundation made grants totalling over £1.3m to numerous organisations including registered charities and schools for activities and projects that meet one of the Foundation's chosen areas of focus:

  • Young People - Education;
  • Young People - Health

The Ashgate Croft School which received a grant of £4,086 for the purchase and installation of a sound field system in 4 classrooms

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 Wolfson Foundation

 The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science & medicine, health, education and the arts & humanities.
Education is one of the Wolfson Foundation's central themes and underpins much of our work. Through its Education programme the Foundation support teaching spaces at universities and secondary schools.

Belle Vue Girls' School in Bradford received a grant of £20,000 for equipment and furniture to create new ICT base within the science faculty.
 
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Out of School Activities
   
Awards for All (England)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Backwell School was awarded £2,900 to hold a summer school and expand the range of activities on offer. contribution towards tutor costs (particularly new courses) £2500, advertising and promotional leaflets £400.

For more information on funding opportunities through the England Awards for All programme please click here

 

Awards for All (Wales)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Rhoscolyn C P School was awarded £4,736. The project is to develop the facilities at an after school club.The money is for the purchase of computers, a printer, an interactive display board and a projector.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular wthe Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

Newham Sixth Form College in London recieved a grant of £43,000 to support the development of "The Saturday Club" in east London a high-quality, mixed art-form, artistic programme which develops and presents emerging artists alongside established artists.

 

 

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Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports’ charity. Funded by the Premier League, The Football Association and the Government, the Foundation directs £40m every year into grass roots sport.

 

A school secured £8,700 over three years to deliver two new after-school and two new lunchtime clubs for its pupils. The after school club would also be open to members of the local community. Inter school competitions would be delivered as part of the programme and teachers and parents would receive Level One coaching courses, so that they can continue to deliver coaching after the funding finishes.

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Co-op's Community Dividend Fund

The Community Fund is Co-op Group's grant scheme that helps local communities throughout the UK

Carlton Primary School was awarded a grant of £500 from the Co-op's Community Dividend fund to set up a breakfast club. The school which is based in an inner city area and serves a large multi-cultural area found that many of its pupils were coming to school without any breakfast and as a result, their concentration, behaviour and learning were all affected.

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Awards for All (England)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Ashfield School in Leicestershire has received a grant of £4,927 from Awards for All to provide disabled pupils at the after school sports club with an extended range of activities that will also help the youngsters compete in the National Junior Disabled games. The grant has enabled the school to extend its sporting programme to include things like tri-golf and zone hockey, which can be played by all abilities.

For more information on funding opportunities through the England Awards for All programme please click here

 

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

St Mary’s Primary & Nursery School in Manchester was awarded £1,500 by the Ernst Cook Trust to help with the running costs of a study club.

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Outdoor Play & Learning
   
Clore Poetry and Literature Awards

The Clore Poetry and Literature Awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK. The Clore Duffield Foundation has created these Awards with the aim of providing children and young people with opportunities to experience poetry and literature in exciting and compelling ways, in and out of school.

Redmoor High School in the East Midlands received a grant of £2,050 to undertake an archaeological dig in its grounds to find artefacts linked to the various homes and farms previously located on the site. There will be an exhibition of the finds at a local gallery in December and the project will encourage children to discuss more about the objects and to work with local poets to imagine the life of people who once used them.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Clore Poetry and Literature Awards please click here

 

Awards for All (England)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Gainford C of E Primary School was awarded £2,668 to to clear an area and provide equipment for out door play, aimed at children from the pre-school and under fives from the wider community.

For more information on funding opportunities through the England Awards for All programme please click here

 

Awards for All (England) Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Marshland Highschool received a grant of £4,993 from Awards for All to establish a table tennis centre working with Wisbech table tennis club. The centre will be used by the whole community as well as by local feeder primary schools looking to offer out of hours clubs.

For more information on funding opportunities from Awards for All please click here

Awards for All (N. Ireland)

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Earlview Primary School was awarded £5,000. The school will improve and increase the educational environment for the children by installing new thermoplastic playground markings.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Wales Awards for All programme please click here

 

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust is a charitable body charged with the dual role of maintaining the estates given to it by Ernest Cook, and all that they stand for, and giving money to support educational and research projects. Many of the schemes it supports relate to the countryside and environmental and architectural conservation, and are all educational in emphasis.

Grants range from £100 - £4,000 in the small grants category and £4,000 - £10,000 in the main grants category.

Broom Leys Primary School received a grant of £1,243 from the Trust to provide habitats for minibeasts and birds and to aid the children in nature observation
and detection. Insects, butterflies, ladybirds, birds, hedgehogs, frogs and toads now have their own habitats around the newly-constructed pool/wildlife area and are
providing stimulation for discussions about environments, habitats and adaptation. The children have also been using the pond nets, tanks, bug hunters, magnifiers and
microscopes with great enthusiasm. Early Years children have watched frog spawn hatch into tadpoles before becoming adult frogs and older children have been identifying a range of insects and minibeasts.

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Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust is a charitable body charged with the dual role of maintaining the estates given to it by Ernest Cook, and all that they stand for, and giving money to support educational and research projects. Many of the schemes it supports relate to the countryside and environmental and architectural conservation, and are all educational in emphasis.

Grants range from £100 - £4,000 in the small grants category and £4,000 - £10,000 in the main grants category.

The Holy Family Catholic Primary School received a grant of £1,150 from the Trust to turn a patch of spare land into a vegetable garden and wildlife environment as as supporting the development of the schools Eco-club. The funding was used to purchase a new wheelbarrow, watering cans, a bird table, seeds, compost and gardening books.

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Big Lottery Fund - Peoples Millions

The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have teamed up to run the programme that will give Lottery funding to projects that benefit local communities. The People's Millions is a periodic competition for 50 grants of up to £80,000 to fund projects that will improve the quality of life of local communities through transforming the local environment-buildings, amenities, public and green spaces, and the natural environment. The competition is open to voluntary or community groups, local authorities, schools, health bodies and social enterprises.

Noblehill Primary School, Dumfries, received a grant of £58,162 to develop an Environmental Activity Centre that will transform an area of overgrown land, within the school grounds, into an environmental activity area, to stimulate both play and learning, for school children and the wider community. This project is to benefit at least 250 people in Dumfries.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Peoples Millions please click here

 

Awards for All (England)

Awards for All (England) provides grants of up to £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.

Gainford C of E Primary School in Darlington was awarded £2,668 to clear an area and provide equipment for out door play, aimed at children from the pre-school and under fives from the wider community.

For more information on funding opportunities through Awards for All please click here

 

Co-operative Community Dividend

Every Co-operative Group Dividend cardholder has the option to donate the 'odd pence' from their twice-yearly Dividend payments to the Co-operative Community Dividend programme. The programme uses the money raised to support a range of community projects.

Blackboys Pre-school in East Sussex received a grant of £1,350 from the Community Dividend to develop its garden and buy outdoor equipment for the children to use. The funding has also been used to develop a planting area to introduce the children to the wonders of nature and encourage birds, butterflies, frogs and hedgehogs to make the garden their home.

For more information on funding opportunities from the Co-operative Community Dividend please click here

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust is a charitable body charged with the dual role of maintaining the estates given to it by Ernest Cook, and all that they stand for, and giving money to support educational and research projects. Many of the schemes it supports relate to the countryside and environmental and architectural conservation, and are all educational in emphasis.

Grants range from £100 - £4,000 in the small grants category and £4,000 - £10,000 in the main grants category.

Morriston Primary School received a grant of £1,730 from the Trust small grants programme to purchase outdoor educational items such as a weather station.


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John Lyon's Charity (London only)

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Mapledown School received a grant of £5,000 towards playground enhancements.

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Environmental Improvements
   
EDF Green Fund

The EDF Green Fund awards grants to organisationsto help cover the cost of renewable energy technology that can be used to produce green energy from the sun, wind, water, wood and other renewable sources.

Ringmer Community College, East Sussex received funding to install solar panels on the south-facing roof of their school.

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EDF Green Fund

The EDF Green Fund awards grants to organisationsto help cover the cost of renewable energy technology that can be used to produce green energy from the sun, wind, water, wood and other renewable sources.

St. Mary's School, West Sussex received funding to install a 6kW wind turbine, which not only generates energy but is also used as a teaching resource for pupils.

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EDF Green Fund

The EDF Green Fund awards grants to organisationsto help cover the cost of renewable energy technology that can be used to produce green energy from the sun, wind, water, wood and other renewable sources.

Amberley Ridge School - used a grant from the Green Fund to install solar panels to heat its outdoor swimming pool.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) provides grants to fund projects that sustain and transform a wide range of heritage . The HLF is the largest dedicated funder of the UK's heritage, with around £375million a year to invest in new projects.

Spittal Primary School, Sandwell received a grant of £3,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for "It`s from the old we travel to the new", a book about Spittal Primary by the pupils of Spittal Primary.

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Nominet Trust

The Nominet Trust is a UK registered charity founded to provide support to organisations and projects working to increase access to the internet, online safety and education.

The Manor CE School is a church school based in York. Funding was provided to support their WebSafe' campaign which will develop a 'ReportIt' button on the school's Virtual Learning Platform allowing students to report cases of bullying which can be followed up by the school. They will also establish an online safety course for students and parents.


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Nominet Trust

The Nominet Trust is a UK registered charity founded to provide support to organisations and projects working to increase access to the internet, online safety and education.

Dearham Primary School, which is located in Western Cumbria and offers schooling for children aged 3 to 11 years received funding from the Trust to support their Internet Safety week for all pupils followed by pupil and parent workshops. Pupils and parents then devised their own set of materials and resources to be disseminated to wider community and other schools.


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