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Latest Funding Opportunities

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 21st September 2018

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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 20th September 2018

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme will re-open for applications on the 1st October 2018. Through the programme grant of up to £1,000 will be available to schools in the UK to set up...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 19th September 2018

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development has launched a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas focusing on glob...

Funding for Maths Enrichment and Enhancement Activities in Schools (UK) 19th September 2018

State schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £500 to host a maths Enrichment and Enhancement activity for their teachers and students. The grants are designed to integrate maths-related a...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th September 2018

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show tha...

Funding for School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 18th September 2018

Teachers and Youth Leaders can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) new Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take p...

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YHA Educational Support Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 2018-09-13

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...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Schools for Projects that Teach Digital Skills to Young People (Scotland) 2018-09-06

Schools in Scotland as well as businesses, government bodies and charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from a total pot of £50,000 are available for innovative, adaptable, and sustainabl...

Funding to Develop Music Opportunities for Young People (Scotland) 2018-08-24

Organisations and individuals based in Scotland delivering music making programmes within the country for the benefit of for young people aged 0-25 years, have until 14th November 2018 to apply for...

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...

Funding Case Studies

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. 

Forth Valley College used funding from the Digital Xtra funding to engage with around 50 school children in the Falkirk area across P7, S1 and S2, introducing them to digital skills and showing them the varied opportunities available in the tech sector through a series of interactive extracurricular #GetCoding courses.This project will work with primary school pupils to develop their digital skills and creativity by producing a fun interactive animation. 

For more information on the funding opportunities available through the Digital Xtra 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

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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