Funding Case Studies
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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.
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
Awards for All (Northern Ireland)
Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.
Earlview Primary School was awarded £5,000. The school will improve and increase the educational environment for the children by installing new thermoplastic playground markings.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Northern Ireland Awards for All programme please click here
The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity. Funded by the Premier League, the Football Association and the Government, the Foundation directs £40m every year into grass roots sport.
A school secured £8,700 over three years to deliver two new after school and two new lunchtime clubs for its pupils. The after school club will also be open to members of the local community. Inter school competitions will be delivered as part of the programme and teachers and parents will receive Level One coaching courses, so that they can continue to deliver coaching after the funding finishes.
For more information on funding opportunities through the Football Foundation 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.
BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need grants are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under. Organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.
Woodlands School in Edinburgh received a grant of £5,095 towards the cost of a sensory room to increase the health and wellbeing of children with learning disabilities.
For more information on funding opportunities please click here