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Latest Funding Opportunities

Funding for Projects that Encourage Learning from the Land (UK) 21st August 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people to learn from the land and that link in with the National Curriculum. Projec...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 21st August 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 t...

Grants for Projects that Engage the Public with Engineers and Engineering (UK) 21st August 2018

Grants of £3,000 to £30,000 are available to inspire creative public engagement with engineers and engineering. Priority is given to projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences. Pa...

Grants for School Gardening Projects (London) 21st August 2018

Community organisations and schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, negl...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs Schools (UK) 20th August 2018

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for y...

Funding for Community Projects Addressing Litter and Littering (England) 17th August 2018

A broad range of organisations including schools, businesses and charities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 from a total pot of £300,000 to support community projects that reduce and prevent...

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Funding for Community Projects Addressing Litter and Littering (England) 2018-08-17

A broad range of organisations including schools, businesses and charities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 from a total pot of £300,000 to support community projects that reduce and prevent...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 2018-08-16

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need. A "magic" breakfast is designed...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects (UK) 2018-08-10

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....

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 2018-07-31

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organ...

Funding Case Studies

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

Awards for All (Northern Ireland)

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

Earlview Primary School was awarded £5,000. The school will improve and increase the educational environment for the children by installing new thermoplastic playground markings.

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

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity. Funded by the Premier League, the Football Association and the Government, the Foundation directs £40m every year into grass roots sport.

A school secured £8,700 over three years to deliver two new after school and two new lunchtime clubs for its pupils. The after school club will also be open to members of the local community. Inter school competitions will be delivered as part of the programme and teachers and parents will receive Level One coaching courses, so that they can continue to deliver coaching after the funding finishes.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Football Foundation 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.

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.

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2018

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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