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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

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Support STEM Education - Deadline Extended (West Midlands) 6th December 2021

Charities, not-for-profits, community groups and schools across the West Midlands Combined Authority area can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to further STEM education. Grants can support proje...

Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts (London) 3rd December 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to state schools and arts organisations to create opportunities for young people to engage with Arts that have been curtailed by restrictions due to Covid-19,...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 2nd December 2021

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 2022. The Association w...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 1st December 2021

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 1st December 2021

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th November 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Blackpool, Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; and West Lot...

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Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 2021-12-01

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE...

£3.5 Million Fund Launched for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (UK) 2021-11-19

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3.5million fund for community-led commemorative events and activities to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. The Platinum...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available for the Creation of Sustainable & Resilient Outdoor Spaces (Northern Ireland) 2021-11-01

Grants of up to £10,000 will be made available to charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Northern Ireland for the creation of sustainab...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (North of England) 2021-10-26

Teachers in the North of England can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential. The funding is being made available...

Funding Case Studies

Awards for All Scotland

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

Market Place School PTA in Aberdeenshire, recieved a grant of £4,500 from the Awards for All programme to buy outside play equipment for the school.

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



Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust provides grants to organisations providing opportunities for disabled people to play tennis.

Howes Primary School in Coventry, which has a Hearing Impaired Unit, received support from the Trust to start a deaf tennis club as a result of a lack of sporting opportunities for deaf children in Coventry. The Tennis Foundation provided a starter pack of inclusive tennis equipment.

For more information on funding opportunities through Dan Maskell Tennis Trust 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 Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity that supports UK charities and charitable incorporated organisations that are tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. In 2017/18 89 grants were awarded totalling almost £3.9 million.

School-Home Support received a grant of £75,000 for work with Carrwood Primary School, Bradford to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children and address the root causes of low attendance and poor behaviour.

For more information on funding opportunities through The Dulverton Trust 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.

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

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.

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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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2022

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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