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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

£3.4 Million to Expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Schools (England) 18th June 2021

The Department for Education has announced £3.4 million to expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in schools. The investment is aimed at pupils from the most deprived areas of England and is part o...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 18th June 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixt...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 17th June 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be de...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK that cater for pupils of milit...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (Central Scotland) 15th June 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Central Scotland to run sporting activities for the be...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 15th June 2021

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadva...

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The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 2021-06-18

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixt...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 2021-06-07

Charities working in rural areas to support the education of young people or relief of poverty can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding is available for mainly larger projects that would...

Department for Education Launches New £83 Million Post-16 Capacity Fund (England) 2021-05-28

A new £83 million fund has been launched by the Department for Education to ensure colleges can accommodate an expected demographic increase in 16 to 19-year-olds in the 2022/23 academic year. Fur...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 2021-05-14

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. Grants are awarded towards capital costs such as new buildings,...

Funding Case Studies

Awards for All Scotland

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

South Lodge Primary School Parent Council located in the Highlands received a grant of £1,125 through the Awards Scotland programme to purchase a timber fitness trail for the school playground.

or more information on funding opportunities through the Scotland  Awards for All programme please click here

The Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers organisations the chance to get funding for causes important to their community.

Cults Primary School in Aberdeen received funding from the Fund to further develop food preparation facilities within the School to enable learners to develop their knowledge and skills in this area. The funding enabled the school to alter an existing workspace, purchase a fridge/freezer, purchase of sets of suitable catering equipment and organisation of storage and food hygiene training for identified staff

For more information on funding opportunities through the Aviva Community Fund please 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 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.

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.

Downton Community Preschool received a grant of £3,844 for the purchase of furniture and resources in preparation for the move to a new purpose built preschool.

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

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making foundation which supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £62 million annually. The Trustees make grants across the UK to organisations in the following categories: Arts; Education; Youth; Health; Community; Environment; Religion; and Welfare.

St Teath CP School received £3,500 of funding towards a Sense-sational Sensory Space for the school.

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

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.

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.

Newham Sixth Form College in London received a grant of £43,000 to support the development of "The Saturday Club" in East London a high-quality, mixed art-form, artistic programme which develops and presents emerging artists alongside established artists.

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

Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust's aim is to maximise the educational opportunities available to young people in all parts of the UK's educational system. Each year, the Ogden Trust considers a small number of grants to educational institutions or charitable institutions with educational purposes. The small number of grants it makes each year are up to £10,000 and usually have to be for a science-related project.

Teddington School in Middlesex received a grant of £5,000 from the Ogden Trust towards the purchase of new science equipment in two laboratories to improve experimental facilities at the school.

For more information on funding opportunities from the Ogden Trust please click here

Daiwa Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation makes grants to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan in all fields of activity. Under its Small Grants programme, grants of £1,000-£5,000 are available for educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events.

The Cottlesloe School in Buckinghamshire, received a grant of £1,500 through the Daiwa Foundation Small Grant scheme to support an educational exchange between the school and Japanese educational institutions, using drama to explore and understand cultural differences between the two countries.

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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2021

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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