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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 Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applica...

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award (Scotland) 18th April 2019

Applications for the 2018-19 Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award are now open for applications. The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 170 S6 pupils from 55 schools across t...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 18th April 2019

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that su...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This coul...

The School Explorer Fund (London) 17th April 2019

The School Explorer Fund is open to all state primary schools in the Charity's State Schools in the nine boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelse...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 17th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations t...

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Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 2019-04-17

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This coul...

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 2019-04-05

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme. Grants of at least £20,000 are available to state funded secondary schools to help deliver a m...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2019-04-02

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of L...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 2019-04-02

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or negle...

Funding Case Studies

Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity is one of the largest independent grant makers in the UK and distributed over £30million in 2017. The Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society.

Pennoweth Primary School in Cornwall received a grant of £2,210 towards a four night trip to London for a group of disadvantaged children from Cornwall

For more information on funding opportunities through the Henry Smith Charity please click here.

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.

Wycombe High School received a grant of £30,000 for an artificial dual all-weather facility under the “Play your part for Sport’ Campaign”

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

True Colours Trust

The True Colours Trust aims to make a difference to the lives of children with special needs and their families and supporting people with life-limiting and/or life-threatening illnesses.

Cherry Garden School received funding of £5,000 to provide rebound therapy coaching for the children who attend the school.

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

Awards for All

Awards for All (England) provides grants of up to £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.

Gainford C of E Primary School in Darlington 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 Awards for All 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

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Funding Guides

A-Z Funding Guide for Schools 2019

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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