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A-Z Funding for Schools 2019: A Comprehensive Guide to Grants Available to UK Schools

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Latest Funding Opportunities

Funding for Local Projects to Support the Armed Forces Community (UK) 13th April 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Cov...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 13th April 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resili...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 12th April 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 12th April 2021

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...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 2021

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the J...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2021

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and oth...

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Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 2021-04-13

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resili...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 2021-03-30

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Libr...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 2021-03-29

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciproca...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 2021-03-26

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...

Funding Case Studies

Awards for All Scotland

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

South Lodge Primary School Parent Council located in the Highlands received a grant of £1,125 through the Awards Scotland programme to purchase a timber fitness trail for the school playground.

or more information on funding opportunities through the Scotland  Awards for All programme please click here

The Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers organisations the chance to get funding for causes important to their community.

Cults Primary School in Aberdeen received funding from the Fund to further develop food preparation facilities within the School to enable learners to develop their knowledge and skills in this area. The funding enabled the school to alter an existing workspace, purchase a fridge/freezer, purchase of sets of suitable catering equipment and organisation of storage and food hygiene training for identified staff

For more information on funding opportunities through the Aviva Community Fund please click here.

Wolfson Foundation

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.

Lindsworth School in Birmingham received a grant of £16,000 for the refurbishment of on-site house for independent living skills programme.

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

Co-operative Group

The Co-operative Group gives 1% of what members spend on Co-op branded food products and selected services, as well as money raised from the sales of carrier bags and Co-op Scratch cards to local projects under the Local Causes programme.

Downton Community Preschool received a grant of £3,844 for the purchase of furniture and resources in preparation for the move to a new purpose built preschool.

For more information on funding opportunities through The Co-operative group please click here.

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £62 million annually. The Trustees make grants across the UK to organisations in the following categories: Arts; Education; Youth; Health; Community; Environment; Religion; and Welfare.

St Teath CP School received £3,500 of funding towards a Sense-sational Sensory Space for the school.

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

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.

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.

Newham Sixth Form College in London received 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.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Paul Hamlyn 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2021

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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