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A-Z Funding for Schools 2019: A Comprehensive Guide to Grants Available to UK Schools

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Latest Funding Opportunities

Funding for Schools to Improve Child Health and Wellbeing (Salford) 29th May 2020

Primary Schools in Salford can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects during the 2020/21 academic year which improve child physical health, dietary health and/or mental health and wellbeing...

Grants for Tree Planting (UK) 27th May 2020

Schools and Community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in tree and hedge planting and care dur...

Cycling Friendly Campus Internship to Promote Cycling in Colleges and Universities (Scotland) 27th May 2020

Cycling Scotland are looking to sponsor paid internships in colleges and universities across Scotland to help deliver a range of cycling activities to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable t...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 26th May 2020

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st July 2020. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of...

Funding to Increase Mental Health Support in Schools (Wales) 21st May 2020

The Welsh Government have announced £3.75 million of funding for mental health in schools that will include new support for children under the age of 11 (year 6). An increase in demand for mental...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 21st May 2020

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited f...

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Featured News

Technology Support for Children and Schools during Coronavirus (England) 2020-04-30

The Department for Education has issued guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education for disadvantaged children and schoo...

The Latest Edition of the Grants 4 Schools Funding Alert Newsletter Now Available to Download 2020-04-30

The Grants 4 Schools "Funding Alert Newsletter" is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants 4 Schools webs...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 2020-04-21

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 circumstance as well as strategic...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 2020-04-14

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualif...

Funding Case Studies

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 its work. Through its Education programme, the Foundation support teaching spaces at universities and secondary schools.

Lindsworth School in Birmingham received a grant of £16,000 for the refurbishment of on-site house for independent living skills programme.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Wolfson Foundation 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.

Awards for All (England)

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

Gainford C of E Primary School was awarded £2,668 to clear an area and provide equipment for outdoor play, aimed at children from the pre-school and under fives from the wider community.

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

Mercers Educational Trust Fund

The Mercers Educational Trust Fund seeks to improve the availability and quality of educational opportunities for children and young adults, especially in London and in particular areas of the West Midlands - Walsall, Sandwell and Telford - where the Company has established City Academies in recent years.

Old Ford Primary School received a grant of £15,000 towards the development of ICT Facilities.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Mercers Educational Trust Fund please click here

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation make grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future. In particular the Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged.

The Beaconsfield School, Buckinghamshire received a grant of £73,500 to develop its Arts Learning Centre as model of good practice, particularly for young people at risk of exclusion or disengagement.

For more information on funding opportunities 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.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life. Between 2012 and 2017, it invested over £1 billion of funding that created more opportunities for young people to play sport; and nurture and develop talent; etc.

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Wycombe received a grant of £5,311 from Sport England for the development of trampolining in the school and local community.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport England 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

Peter Harrison Foundation

The Peter Harrison Foundation is an independent grant-making trust which supports schools, voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.

St. John's School and College received a grant of £14,745 to support the funding of an all-weather games area at this special needs college.

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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2020

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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