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Latest Funding Opportunities

Small Grants Programme for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 19th March 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small one-off projects lasting up to one year that promote the life-chances of children and young people through education and family support. State school...

National Express Foundation Grants (West Midlands, East London & South Essex) 18th March 2019

Community groups and education institutions in the former West Midlands county and in the areas of East London and South Essex, can apply for funding for projects that support young people to conti...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 18th March 2019

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of under £100,000 can apply for grants of £500 to £1,000 towards a playscheme that runs for a minimum of 2 we...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 15th March 2019

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available f...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 14th March 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds...

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 14th March 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities that offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their...

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Food for Thought Education Fund Phase 7 Now Open (Scotland) 2019-03-13

Local Authority Schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings can apply individually or as clusters for grants of up to £2000 to develop projects to develop Food and Health as a context for le...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 2019-02-26

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. Schools, clubs and youth organisations across the UK tha...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2019-02-25

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 for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 2019-02-18

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; gras...

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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