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Latest Funding Opportunities

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 19th October 2018

The East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, which is available to all state secondary schools in Newham. Study support weekends must have an academic focus, although o...

Funding to Raise the Educational Outcomes of SEND Pupils (England) 19th October 2018

Organisation working in schools and other educational settings, such as further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th October 2018

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Linc...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 18th October 2018

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, su...

Capital Funding for Academies and Sixth Form Colleges (England) 15th October 2018

Single academy trusts, small multi-academy trusts (MATs) and sixth-form colleges can apply for capital funding to keep buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to ad...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 12th October 2018

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15 December 201...

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Featured News

Funding Available to Reduce the Energy Usage of Academies, Sixth Forms and Free Schools (England) 2018-10-03

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) can apply for loans of between £8,000 and £150,000 to reduce their energy usage through the instal...

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Grants and Support to Set Up or Improve Breakfast Provision (England) 2018-10-03

Schools in disadvantaged areas are being encouraged to apply for funding and support to set up or improve their breakfast provision. Grants of up to £500 are available for essential resources suc...

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 Case Studies

The Robertson Trust

The Robertson Trust is an independent Charitable Trust with the aim of improving the quality of life and realising the potential of people and communities in Scotland; including Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers.  Each year the Trust awards around £16 million in grants.

New School Butterstone, in Perth and Kinross, received a grant of £59,000 towards the capital costs of the upgrade of the school and young adult service's residential accommodation.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Robertson Trust please click here.

Awards for All

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

Marshland High School received a grant of £4,993 from Awards for All to establish a table tennis centre working with Wisbech table tennis club. The centre will be used by the whole community as well as by local feeder primary schools looking to offer out of hours clubs.

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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.

Belle Vue Girls' School in Bradford received a grant of £20,000 for equipment and furniture to create a new ICT base within the science faculty.
 
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The Lord's Taverners

The Lord's Taverners raises and gives around £2 million each year to give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.

Green Park School, Wolverhampton cares for 100 children between the ages of 5 and 19, all of whom have a range of severe and profound learning difficulties. 85% of pupils have multiple disabilities and a significant number are terminally ill. The Lord's Taverners provided a grant of £25,000 to the School for the provision of a sensory room and drama studio for children.

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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.

Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire, received a grant of £180,120 to share good practice across schools to enable primary aged children with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, to be more successful in mainstream settings.

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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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