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Latest Funding Opportunities

Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 24th May 2019

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply...

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International) 23rd May 2019

Schools can apply for a share of £40,000 for projects lasting 1 or 2 years that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively to achieve high quality learning and educa...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 22nd May 2019

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 Projects that are Helping Young People Reach their Potential (London) 21st May 2019

Round 2 of the Young Londoners Fund is now open for applications. Schools and other not for profit organisations in London can apply for funding for projects that are helping children and young peo...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 21st May 2019

Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schoo...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 21st May 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 23rd August 2019 to apply for a grant from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is give...

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Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 2019-05-22

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 Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2019-05-20

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or negle...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 2019-05-16

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds...

Funding for School Projects to Benefit Disadvantaged Young People (London) 2019-05-13

Groups of state schools, working in partnership can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordina...

Funding Case Studies

True Colours Trust

The True Colours Trust aims to make a difference to the lives of children with special needs and their families and supporting people with life-limiting and/or life-threatening illnesses.

Kingfisher Community Special School and Association received a grant of £4,000 toward the cost of creating an outdoor ‘texture kitchen’ for the juniors who attend the school.

For more information on funding opportunities through the True Colours Trust please click here.

Sport England

Sport England have a vision that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability.

Rumworth School received a grant of £3,840 for a project titled “Learn to ski – at Chill FactorE”. A Skiing project with a focus on beneficiaries with a disability.

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

The Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery 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.

Oyster Park Primary School received a grant of £10,000 to provide fun, physical activities for pupils and the wider community, to tackle obesity and antisocial behaviour and improve community cohesion.

For more information on funding opportunities through The Big Lottery Fund please click here.

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust is a charitable body charged with the dual role of maintaining the estates given to it by Ernest Cook, and all that they stand for, and giving money to support educational and research projects. Many of the schemes it supports relate to the countryside and environmental and architectural conservation, and are all educational in emphasis.

Grants range from £100 - £4,000 in the small grants category and £4,000 - £10,000 in the main grants category.

Morriston Primary School in Wales received a grant of £1,730 from the Trust small grants programme to purchase outdoor educational items such as a weather station.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust 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 their work. Through its Education programme, the Foundation support teaching spaces at universities and secondary schools.

Ulverston Victoria High School, in Cumbria received a grant of £35,000 towards the conversion of a coach house to create a Sixth Form computing centre.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Wolfson Foundation 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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2019

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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