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Latest Funding Opportunities
Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sixth-form colleges can apply for capital funding to keep buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to ad...
Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15 December 201...
Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project c...
Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit...
Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's...
Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that su...
Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) can apply for loans of between £8,000 and £150,000 to reduce their energy usage through the instal...
Schools in disadvantaged areas are being encouraged to apply for funding and support to set up or improve their breakfast provision. Grants of up to £500 are available for essential resources suc...
The Youth Hostel Associations (YHA), which is a registered charity with a clear mission "To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countrys...
Schools in Scotland as well as businesses, government bodies and charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from a total pot of £50,000 are available for innovative, adaptable, and sustainabl...
Funding Case Studies
The Robertson Trust
The Robertson Trust is an independent Charitable Trust with the aim of improving the quality of life and realising the potential of people and communities in Scotland; including Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers. Each year the Trust awards around £16 million in grants.
New School Butterstone, in Perth and Kinross, received a grant of £59,000 towards the capital costs of the upgrade of the school and young adult service's residential accommodation.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Robertson Trust please click here.
Awards for All
Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.
Marshland High School 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
The Wolfson Foundation is an independent charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education and the arts and humanities. Education is one of the Wolfson Foundation's central themes and underpins much of its 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 a new ICT base within the science faculty.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Wolfson Foundation please click here.
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 5 and 19, 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.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Lord's Taverners 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.
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
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