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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 Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 23rd September 2021

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educ...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 22nd September 2021

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the envir...

£300,000 Fund to Encourage Fresh Thinking & Innovation in Education (UK) 21st September 2021

The Edge Foundation has launched a new fund designed to encourage fresh thinking and innovation in education. A total of £300,000 in funding is available for projects which challenge the current e...

Funding to Support Mental Health in Schools (Derby City & Derbyshire County) 20th September 2021

The Foundation Derbyshire has launched round two of the Rolls Royce Fund 2021 to support mental health in schools. In recognition of concerns regarding the availability of mental health services fo...

Funding for Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 20th September 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The Royal Geographical Society’s Innovative Geography Teaching Grants will provide funding for t...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 16th September 2021

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the J...

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Featured News

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2021-09-09

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme is offering grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need.  To qualify for the programme t...

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Community Projects Tackling Climate Change (UK) 2021-09-06

Ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November a new fund has been launched to support communities and schools across the UK take action on climate change. Grants o...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 2021-08-19

Not for profit organisations such as special schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year fo...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 2021-08-18

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...

Funding Case Studies

Awards for All Scotland

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

Market Place School PTA in Aberdeenshire, recieved a grant of £4,500 from the Awards for All programme to buy outside play equipment for the school.

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



Dan Maskell Tennis Trust

The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust provides grants to organisations providing opportunities for disabled people to play tennis.

Howes Primary School in Coventry, which has a Hearing Impaired Unit, received support from the Trust to start a deaf tennis club as a result of a lack of sporting opportunities for deaf children in Coventry. The Tennis Foundation provided a starter pack of inclusive tennis equipment.

For more information on funding opportunities through Dan Maskell Tennis Trust 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 Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity that supports UK charities and charitable incorporated organisations that are tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts. In 2017/18 89 grants were awarded totalling almost £3.9 million.

School-Home Support received a grant of £75,000 for work with Carrwood Primary School, Bradford to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children and address the root causes of low attendance and poor behaviour.

For more information on funding opportunities through The Dulverton Trust 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.

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

Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities and not for profit organisations whose work is in the areas of Learning, the Arts and Health. Within its Learning remit funding is available to meet special educational needs and learning difficulties.

Bishop Pursglove C of E VA Primary School, Tideswell received a grant of £3,000 towards stage equipment to support drama activities at the school.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Foyle 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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