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Latest Funding Opportunities

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th December 2019

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 6th December 2019

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, su...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th December 2019

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2020. The Association w...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th December 2019

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available thro...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 3rd December 2019

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of...

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales) 2nd December 2019

Grants of up to £250 are now available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment. Funding is focused on...

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Featured News

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 2019-11-27

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools will soon be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 2019-11-26

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would...

Applications Invited to Support Communities Tackle Climate Change (UK) 2019-11-06

A new £100mmillion fund has opened for applications to help local communities tackle climate change. The funding which will be available over the next 10 years is available to communities to work...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 2019-11-05

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support...

Funding Case Studies

Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity is one of the largest independent grant makers in the UK and distributed over £30million in 2017. The Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society.

Leith Walk Primary School in Edinburgh received a grant of £2,500 towards a four night trip to an outdoor learning centre for a group of disadvantaged children from Edinburgh.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Henry Smith Charity please click here.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the largest 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

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.

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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 invested over £1 billion of funding that created 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

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 Japan 21 to run a ten-week course to introduce Japanese language and culture as part of its Family Learning Programme.

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Peter Harrison Foundation

The Peter Harrison Foundation is an independent grant-making trust which supports schools, voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.

St. John's School and College received a grant of £14,745 to support the funding of an all-weather games area at this special needs college.

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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2020

This Definitive Guide to School Funding provides over 300 pages of comprehensive and in-depth information on funding sources available to schools across the UK. With over 300 funding sources featured that could support a wide range of school projects and activities, this Guide is a must have for anyone who currently finds himself or herself responsible for or involved in fundraising for schools.

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How to Write a Winning Application

So you've done your research. You've identified relevant funders and you have a brilliant project that needs financial support. Writing a successful grant application is not so much about having a good idea for a project but more about understanding what it is that the Funding organisation is looking to support, who it is willing to support and communicating your project idea clearly and succinctly.

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