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Latest Funding Opportunities

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 19th December 2018

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for proj...

Round 2 of the Taking Teaching Further Programme Opens for Applications (England) 18th December 2018

The second round of the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme has opened for applications and is inviting bids from colleges and post-16 providers to attract industry professionals to teach in fu...

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 18th December 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their stud...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 17th December 2018

Church of England Schools in the diocese of London that have pupils in need of financial help can apply for a grant to help with the cost of school journeys or daytrips. Grants of up to £500 for s...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants are available to support the...

Healthy Holidays Programme (Leeds) 14th December 2018

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) provides grants of up to £6,000 to support locally-based community activities across Leeds through their Healthy Holidays Programme. Projects should be delivered i...

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Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects (UK) 2018-12-07

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects....

YHA Educational Support Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 2018-12-03

The Youth Hostel Associations (YHA), which is a registered charity with a clear mission "To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countrys...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 2018-11-23

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made aw...

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 2018-11-19

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme for 2019 - 20. The Programme aims to deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin on their wa...

Funding Case Studies

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.

The Kingfisher Community Special School, Oldham received a grant of £15,000 towards equipping an arts studio in this special school for children with severe and complex learning difficulties including autism.

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

Sports Council for Wales

The Sports Council for Wales is responsible for supporting sports in Wales.

Whitchurch High School, Cardiff received a grant of £19,000 to develop a new climbing wall programme at Whitchurch High School.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport Council for Wales please click here

The John Lyon's Charity

The John Lyon's Charity gives grants to groups and organisations for the benefit of children and young adults who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, City of London and the City of Westminster. Since 1992 the Charity has distributed some £30 million at an average of £17,000 per grant to a wide range of services for young people, including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports and academic bursaries and scholarships.

Kingsgate Community College received a grant of £15,000 pa for three years towards the running costs of an Arts Programme.

For more information on funding opportunities through the John Lyon's Charity please click here

BBC Children in Need

Through the BBC Children in Need Grants Programme, funding is available to organisations and schools that work with young people who are suffering from illness; distress; abuse or neglect; are disabled; have behavioural or psychological difficulties; or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Boundary Community School in London received a grant of £9,969 to provide supplementary maths and English homework support and holiday sessions for children and young people from  Bangladeshi and Somali families in Tower Hamlets. It will improve peer relationships and improve confidence.

For more information on funding opportunities theough the BBC Children in Need programme please click here

Ernest Cook Trust

The Ernest Cook Trust (ECT) gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. In 2008/09, the ECT Trustees gave £1.7m to support over 450 educational projects. A large grants programme for awards of over £4,000 and a small grants programme for awards of under £4,000 operate throughout the year.

Norbury Manor Primary School, Croydon received a grant of £2,165 from the Trust to cover the cost of resources for outdoor learning.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust 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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