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Latest Funding Opportunities

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 21st February 2019

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development has launched a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas focusing on glob...

Grants to Improve Teaching in Schools - New Funding Round (England) 20th February 2019

A new funding round for projects that improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England has re-opened. Of particular intere...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 20th February 2019

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off gr...

Funding for the Expansion of Selective State Schools (England) 19th February 2019

The Department for Education has announced that it has launched a second funding round under its Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF). Up to £50 million is available in 2019/20. Local Authoriti...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 18th February 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; gras...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 18th February 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 17th May 2019 to apply for a grant from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given t...

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Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 2019-02-18

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; gras...

Funding to Support Integration with the Armed Forces Community (UK) 2019-02-11

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to schools and local community groups for projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local se...

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 2019-02-08

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across Eng...

Grants of up to £25,000 per Year Available for Projects that Support Young People (London and South East) 2019-01-24

Grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies to improve the lives of young people aged up...

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.

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

The John Lyon's Charity

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 and 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

BBC Children in Need

Through the BBC Children in Need Grants Programme, funding is available to organisations and schools that work with young people who are suffering from illness; distress; abuse or neglect; are disabled; have behavioural or psychological difficulties; or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Boundary Community School in London received a grant of £9,969 to provide supplementary maths and English homework support and holiday sessions for children and young people from  Bangladeshi and Somali families in Tower Hamlets. It will improve peer relationships and improve confidence.

For more information on funding opportunities theough the BBC Children in Need 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.

Norbury Manor Primary School, Croydon 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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2019

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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