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Latest Funding Opportunities
The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week “Kick Start” grants have re-opened. As part of British Science Week, which is a celebration of science,...
Aviva, in partnership with the RSPB and WWF, is making £1 million available to support community groups and schools in deprived areas of the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area. T...
Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £6,000 are available to support the study of the J...
The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund has re-opened to applications from small community-based organisations and schools in areas most affected by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £...
Music for All, a UK charity that promotes music making has launched the third funding round of its Community Project Funding Programme. The funding is open to schools, community groups, and individ...
Infant, Primary and Secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor le...
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that it is now accepting applications for the Teacher Development Fund (TDF), which supports arts-based teaching and learning in primary schools. Each year,...
Tesco is introducing a £5 million grant programme to give children across the UK a stronger start in life. The grants will help schools and children’s groups provide nutritious food and healthy...
The Department for Education has announced that the second round of the Trust Capacity Fund is now open for applications. This fund aims to support School Trusts in expanding their capacity and wil...
The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues....
Funding Case Studies
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.
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.
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.
Hamilton Lodge School and College for Deaf Children in Brighton received £3,608 towards a sensory room for pupils who are not only deaf, but have other disabilities such as visual impairments and cerebral palsy.
For more information on funding opportunities through The Co-operative group please click here
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.
Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School received a grant of £1,000 for The Cropthorne Environmental Garden.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Garfield Weston Foundation please click here
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund funds projects and activities that make communities stronger and more vibrant, and that are led by the people who live in them. National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
Bildeston Primary School received a grant of £9805 to install a physical development and water play area to encourage children to explore water, build physical strength and improve confidence and team building skills.
For more information on funding opportunities through The National Lottery Community Fund please click here.
Digital Xtra Fund
The Digital Xtra Fund provides rrants of up to £5,000 to extracurricular activity providers such as schools and colleges that teach skills such as coding, data science, and computational thinking and help inspire Scotland’s next generation of designers, developers, and digital technologists.
McLaren High School received funding from the Digital Xtra Fund to help 50 pupils develop a cross-curricular digital technologies project to help inspire other pupils at the High School. Projects include a laser harp, micro-wind turbine, a robot table-tennis player, and a computer programme that can perform facial recognition. All the projects will then be presented during a McLaren STEM Festival with industry experts and public.
For more information on the funding opportunities available through the Digital Xtra Fund please click here
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
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
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 received 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
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