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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 to Support Green Recovery from Covid-19 (Scotland) 26th October 2020

Not-for-profit community-based organisations, as well as schools and nurseries in Scotland can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a gre...

The Foyle School Library Scheme to Re-open for Applications (UK) 26th October 2020

The Foyle Foundation is currently reviewing its Schools Library Programme has reopened for applications in mid October.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 26th October 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a mo...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England) 26th October 2020

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, West...

Healthy Schools Transition Fund Closing Date Extended (Salford) 23rd October 2020

Salford CVS has announced that the closing date for their Healthy Schools Transition Fund has been extended until 12pm on the 6th November 2020. The Fund provides grants of between £25,000 to £40...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (North of England) 21st October 2020

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition is now open for applications. ...

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The Foyle School Library Scheme to Re-open for Applications (UK) 2020-10-26

The Foyle Foundation is currently reviewing its Schools Library Programme has reopened for applications in mid October.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 2020-10-26

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a mo...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (North of England) 2020-10-21

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition is now open for applications. ...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 2020-09-30

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools are ab...

Funding Case Studies

Co-operative Group

The Co-operative Group gives 1% of what members spend on Co-op branded food products and selected services, as well as money raised from the sales of carrier bags and Co-op Scratch cards to local projects under the Local Causes programme.

Caton St Pauls PTA, in Lancaster, received a grant of £1,063 through the Co-operative group to support the school in purchasing equipment and funding school trips which are available to all.

For more information on funding opportunities through The Co-operative group 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.

Bessemer Grange PTA in London, received a grant of £4,800 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to help fund a range of after School Music clubs

For more information on funding opportunities through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation 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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