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Latest Funding Opportunities
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2019. The Association w...
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....
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...
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...
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
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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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.See More