Funding Case Studies
"Nothing inspires success; like success"
Below you will find a number of case studies of schools that have successfully applied for funding to a number of different funders. Please click on the relevant funding tag to view the case studies which will be updated on a regular basis.
Aviva Community Fund
Bramham Primary School, a village school of 156 children, on the outskirts of Leeds received a grant of £1,000 from the Aviva Community Fund to purchase certain items of science equipment (such as magnets, thermometers, stopwatches, crocodile leads) needed to enable the school to teach key science and engineering subjects.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Aviva Community Fund 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.
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.
Kingfisher Community Special School and Association received a grant of £4,000 toward the cost of creating an outdoor ‘texture kitchen’ for the juniors who attend the school.
For more information on funding opportunities through the True Colours Trust please click here.
Sport England have a vision that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability.
Rumworth School received a grant of £3,840 for a project titled “Learn to ski – at Chill FactorE”. A Skiing project with a focus on beneficiaries with a disability.
For more information on funding opportunities through Sport England please click here.
The Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund funds projects and activities that make communities stronger and more vibrant, and that are led by the people who live in them. National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
Oyster Park Primary School received a grant of £10,000 to provide fun, physical activities for pupils and the wider community, to tackle obesity and antisocial behaviour and improve community cohesion.
For more information on funding opportunities through The Big Lottery Fund please click here.
Ernest Cook Trust
The Ernest Cook Trust is a charitable body charged with the dual role of maintaining the estates given to it by Ernest Cook, and all that they stand for, and giving money to support educational and research projects. Many of the schemes it supports relate to the countryside and environmental and architectural conservation, and are all educational in emphasis.
Grants range from £100 - £4,000 in the small grants category and £4,000 - £10,000 in the main grants category.
Morriston Primary School in Wales received a grant of £1,730 from the Trust small grants programme to purchase outdoor educational items such as a weather station.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Ernest Cook Trust please click here
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 their work. Through its Education programme, the Foundation support teaching spaces at universities and secondary schools.
Ulverston Victoria High School, in Cumbria received a grant of £35,000 towards the conversion of a coach house to create a Sixth Form computing centre.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Wolfson Foundation please click here.
The Japan Society
The Japan Society is a UK charity which supports and encourages educational and grassroots activity relating to Japan. Japan 21 Awards are grants of up to £1,000 to enable small scale projects and events related to Japan to take place in the UK.
Parklands High School in Chorley which is a Modern Languages Specialist School received an award from Japan 21 to run a ten-week course to introduce Japanese language and culture as part of its Family Learning Programme.
For more information on funding opportunities please click here