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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 Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A...

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme Opens for 2020 Applications (England, Wales and Scotland) 16th January 2020

Community groups and schools can now apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. The funding has been made available by the Te...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 16th January 2020

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistr...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 15th January 2020

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to pr...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 14th January 2020

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools are ab...

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 13th January 2020

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and...

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Featured News

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 2020-01-17

From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 2020-01-14

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools are ab...

Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (UK) 2020-01-13

Individuals of school age, teachers and schools can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses throughout the UK. The funding aims to inspire and...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 2020-01-09

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused toward...

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.

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.

The Beaconsfield School, Buckinghamshire received a grant of £73,500 to develop its Arts Learning Centre as model of good practice, particularly for young people at risk of exclusion or disengagement.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need grants are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under. Organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

Woodlands School in Edinburgh received a grant of £5,095 towards the cost of a sensory room to increase the health and wellbeing of children with learning disabilities.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. Between 2012 and 2017, it invested over £1 billion of funding that created more opportunities for young people to play sport; and nurture and develop talent; etc.

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Wycombe received a grant of £5,311 from Sport England for the development of trampolining in the school and local community.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport England please click here

The Japan Society

The Japan Society is a UK charity which supports and encourages educational and grassroots activity relating to Japan. Japan 21 Awards are grants of up to £1,000 to enable small scale projects and events related to Japan to take place in the UK.

Parklands High School in Chorley which is a Modern Languages Specialist School received an award from Japan 21 to run a ten-week course to introduce Japanese language and culture as part of its Family Learning Programme.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

Peter Harrison Foundation

The Peter Harrison Foundation is an independent grant-making trust which supports schools, voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.

St. John's School and College received a grant of £14,745 to support the funding of an all-weather games area at this special needs college.

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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2020

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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