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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

Professional Development Grants for Teachers (UK) 21st August 2019

Teachers and head teachers are being offered an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice, in the UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing th...

Grants of up to £4,000 Available to Improve Cycle Facilities within Secondary Schools (Scotland) 20th August 2019

Secondary Schools in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to improve their cycling facilities and opportunities for pupils and staff to travel to school by bike. Previous projects funded...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 16th August 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st November 2019. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 15th August 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 15th August 2019

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project c...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 15th August 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for y...

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Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 2019-08-12

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for proj...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2019-08-01

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) 2019-07-30

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...

£33.5 Million to Support Schools to Improve (England) 2019-07-26

A new £17 million Trust Capacity Fund will be launched in September to encourage high-performing academy trusts to provide assistance to schools that are most in need of school improvement. The f...

Funding Case Studies

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger 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.

Mounts Bay School received a grant of £79,838 over three years to launch and support a new early intervention Student Support Service which will provide an individualised, therapeutic programme, combined with team and self-esteem building through sport, to address key issues leading to exclusion.

For more information on funding opportunities please click here

Foyle Foundation

Th Foyle Foundation is an independent Grant Making Trust that funds activities in relation to Learning; the Arts; and Health. Schools that wish to apply for funding must be state funded secondary and primary schools and must demonstrate why their project is additional and cannot be funded from statutory or other funding.

Foyle View Special School, Derry received a grant of £10,000 towards extending music therapy for pupils with learning difficulties and emotional and communication problems.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Foyle Foundation 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 Royal Society

The Royal Society provides funding of up to £3,000 through its Partnership Grants Scheme to enable schools to bringing science alive in the classroom.

The Hayfielfd Primary School in High Peaks, Derbyshire received a grant of £2,500 from the Royal Society's Partnership grant scheme to stage a Science Week Festival that looked into the world of micro-organisms and explored how our lives are affected by things that we cannot see with the naked eye. The project involved four scientists and 127 children.

For more information on funding opportunities through the Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme 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

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.

Saint Felix School in Waveney received a grant of £9,732 from Sport England for the installation of Indoor Cricket Nets.

For more information on funding opportunities through Sport England 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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