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A-Z Funding for Schools 2023: A Comprehensive Guide to Grants Available to UK Schools

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Latest Funding Opportunities

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 26th February 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the overall cost of the project) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior...

Funding to Support Service Children in Schools (Wales) 22nd February 2024

Funding is available to help schools and local authorities to provide additional support to children from families of Service personnel. The Supporting Service Children in Education in Wales Fund (...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 22nd February 2024

Parents and carers of a child under the age of 19 living with a disability in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham can now apply for funding to purchase equipment such as specialist beds...

Funding to Support Community Projects that Reduce Energy Consumption (UK) 20th February 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) has announced that the £8.5 million Climate Action Fund: Energy and Climate will close to applications at 12pm on the 1st March 2024. Through the f...

Funding for International Educational & Work Placements (UK) 20th February 2024

Schools, colleges and universities can now apply for funding to provide young people with international study and work opportunities. The funding is being made available through the Government’s...

Funding for Collaborative Projects that Support Primary Science Teaching (UK & Ireland) 20th February 2024

Grants of up to £600 (€690) are being made available to support the teaching of science in primary schools in the UK in Ireland. The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Primary Science Teaching Empow...

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Funding for International Educational & Work Placements (UK) 2024-02-20

Schools, colleges and universities can now apply for funding to provide young people with international study and work opportunities. The funding is being made available through the Government’s...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Teach Digital Skills to Young People (Scotland) 2024-02-08

School and community organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for extracurricular projects aimed at teaching digital skills to underrepresented young people, including girls...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 2024-02-02

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities aimed at addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is made ava...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Final Deadline Announced (UK) 2024-01-12

The Foyle Foundation has announced that its School Library Scheme will finally close to applications on the 30th September 2024. The scheme awards grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to UK state...

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.

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.

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

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 2023

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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