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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 educational activity relating to mathematics. The funding is being made available through the Institute of Mathematics Education Grants Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

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 environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

£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 education system and are disruptive and innovative in their thinking and approach. The aim is to enable organisations to create proof of concept of new and innovative approaches to make education relevant and address the need for a broad and balanced...

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 for young people, the Foundation are making grants of up to £8,000 available to not-for-profit organisations including registered charities, CIOs, CICs, PTAs and constituted unincorporated groups in Derby City & Derbyshire County to support programmes...

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 the development of imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials. The grants will be awarded to teacher-higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Insti...

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 Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

£10 Million Fund to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 15th September 2021

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for capital grants of up to £50,000 to improve the environments where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in facilities and equipment ahead of England hosting the 2021 Rugby League World Cup that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities. The CreatedBy...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 14th September 2021

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 10th September 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical l...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 10th September 2021

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 9th September 2021

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 the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 35% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free school meals or that a...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 9th September 2021

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Blackpool, Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600 per year for three yea...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 8th September 2021

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to organisations, schools and clubs involved in Rowing to help purchase equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment. The funding is being made available through the Rowing Foundation and preference is given for activities focused on the young or disabled. Grants can cover up to 50% of costs. The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is the 25th Octob...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Autumn Funding Round (England and Wales) 8th September 2021

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Autumn Term 2021 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 8th September 2021

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 costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities that are for the public good and which bene...

Grants for Children to Connect with Nature and Learn Outdoors (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th September 2021

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training to help children connect with nature, become more active, and learn outdoors. Schools can choose from hundreds of different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through phase five of the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant schem...

Grants of Up to £10,000 Available to Community Projects Tackling Climate Change (UK) 6th September 2021

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 of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support community projects covering areas such as food, transport, energy, waste and consumption and the natural environment. The funding is being made available through the National Lottery Community...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 1st September 2021

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to develop their subject knowledge. The grant can contribute to the costs of registration...

Funding for Emergency Laptops & Support for Schools (Southwark) 25th August 2021

The Newcomen Collett Foundation supports the education of residents of the London Borough of Southwark who are under the age of 25 through various grant-making programmes. The Foundation awards grants to schools for equipment and extra-curricular activities, and to support organisations who provide educational opportunities such as visiting theatre companies and musicians. Funding of up to £300 is also available for emergency laptops for pupi...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Lothians & Scottish Borders) 24th August 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in the Lothians & Scottish Borders to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Stores in Central Scotland area include: Haddington, Edinburgh, Gorgie Park Road, Berwick upon Tweed, Linlithgow, Musselburgh, Gilmerton Road, Tranent, Livingston, North Berwick, Chesser, Portobe...

Funding to Support Activities & Events During Chemistry Week 2021 (UK) 23rd August 2021

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) members, Teach Chemistry registered schools and RSC registered ChemSocs can apply for grants of up to £750 to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week in November 2021. The RSC’s Chemistry Week Grants 2021 will fund activities and events themed around and supporting the topic of 'Sustainability', and will enable RSC members and member networks to share their passion for chemistry within their local c...

Grant Programme to Empower Young People to Create a More Resilient & Mentally Healthy Future (Wales) 19th August 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new programme to improve Young People’s mental health and resilience, with a focus on collaborative, innovative youth work where the young people being affected are at the forefront of decision making. The Mind Our Future grant programme will award a share of £10 million in grant funding to up to ten third sector and public sector organisations in Wales working in partnerships for initiativ...

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 19th August 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, parish/town councils and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of £500, £1,000 or £1,500. Three projects from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote by T...

Grants to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 19th August 2021

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 for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. The funding is being made available thr...

Funding for Rural Community and Education Projects (UK) 18th August 2021

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 have a significant impact upon rural economies. Projects supported in the past have ranged from City farms, Federations of Young Farmers Clubs and farming Community Networks. The funding is being made available through the NFU Mutual Charitable Trus...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 17th August 2021

UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th August 2021

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. The F...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 16th August 2021

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote the teaching of the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding which is being made available by the Hellenic Society makes the grants for the development of new courses in Greek; books & other teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for school pupils. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Gree...

Grants for Education Projects (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 11th August 2021

Registered charities and educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported should demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclusiveness. The next me...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 5th August 2021

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten...

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 4th August 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with sub...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 2nd August 2021

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

Funding for Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 30th July 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers - because of who they are, where they live or what they’re going through. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 30th July 2021

Schools, charitable organisations and other groups in Scotland supporting the education of young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply for funding to the John Watson Trust. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh received a grant of £1,000 to support...

Grants Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 26th July 2021

The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. This can include the purchase or renovation of buildings and the purchase of equipment and vehicles. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance mi...

Funding to Increase Engineering Knowledge in Young People (UK) 21st July 2021

Funding is available for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 4-19. Jointly funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Engineering Education Grant Scheme is open to applications from any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth clubs, museums, and FE colleges....

£10 Million Scheme to Help Pupils Boost Core Skills (England) 14th July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education has announced a £10 million funding initiative to provide focused English and Maths catch-up sessions for pupils starting primary and secondary school. The scheme, which will begin in the Autumn term 2021, will provide specialist training and materials, including grants of up to £6,000 for each eligible school for validated phonics programmes, along with resources, and additi...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th July 2021

Members of the Microbiology Society, residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools, can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for innovative Outreach Activities that support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives. Also funded are developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Grants can cover, for example, talks, workshops, demonstrations, posters, leaflets,...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 12th July 2021

Small charities, schools and community interest groups with innovative ideas that benefit their community can apply for funding of up to £50,000 for projects that build more connected, more resilient communities; and give people the tools to become more financially independent. The funding is being made available through the Aviva Community Fund. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK emplo...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 12th July 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes...

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK) 8th July 2021

UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to involve a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The next closing date fo...

Nominations for the Science Teacher Awards 2021 Now Open (UK) 7th July 2021

The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is inviting nominations for their Primary Science Teacher Awards 2021 which recognises talented science teachers from early years education through KS1 and KS2 across the UK. The Awards are open to innovative and creative primary school teachers (full or part-time) who inspire colleagues, engage pupils in science, and contribute to developing science in their school and beyond. Winners will receive a p...

Grants To Support Innovation in Teaching & Learning in Geography in Higher & Secondary Education (UK) 6th July 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects to research, develop and/or pilot innovations in teaching and learning in any field of geography in higher or secondary education in the UK. The Royal Geographical Society’s Ray Y Gildea Jr Awards are available to teachers who are currently employed and actively teaching students either at secondary school level, or within the higher education sector. Examples of previous projects funded by...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 2nd July 2021

Special schools as well as coaches, clubs, disability groups, associations and individuals can apply for grants from the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis. Funding of up to £1,500 is available for groups and clubs and up to £500 for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association (LT...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 2nd July 2021

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 31st October 2021. This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 25th June 2021

Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000are available to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity’s Schools in Partnership Fund and is available to schools in Barn...

£3.4 Million to Expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Schools (England) 18th June 2021

The Department for Education has announced £3.4 million to expand the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in schools. The investment is aimed at pupils from the most deprived areas of England and is part of the Government’s levelling up agenda to ensure all pupils have fair and equal access to high-quality enrichment activities. The funding will cover the next three academic years to reach more young people aged 14 to 24 to extend The Duke’s legac...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 17th June 2021

Two grants of £1,000 each are available to fund innovative geography teaching at secondary level. The aim of the grants is to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed. The grants will be awarded to teacher – higher education partnerships. Ideally these will comprise one school teacher and one lecturer/researcher from a UK Higher Education Institution. The funding is being made available through the Royal...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 15th June 2021

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2021/...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 14th June 2021

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The Ernest Cook Trust’s Outdoor Essentials Grant scheme will award 180 grants to support school travel and transport costs to outdoor learning venues, including outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and bea...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 11th June 2021

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to enable registered charities and mainstream state schools to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The John Lyon’s Charity’s School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current Government Guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 10th June 2021

Grants are available to not for profit organisations and schools in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset in the South West of England for welfare and art projects which help to improve the quality of local life. Grants can cover the core running costs or project costs of small established organisations who have a proven record of making a significant difference. For example, Dartington Hall trust received a grant to support a b...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 9th June 2021

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Grants to Support Local Communities (Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands) 7th June 2021

Jack’s Supermarkets are inviting applications from good causes within ten miles of a Jack’s store that benefit local communities. Jack’s Supports grant scheme donates proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes chosen by local communities in Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands. Four applicants will be shortlisted to be entered into a customer vote in each store. All groups sho...

Grants of up to £4,000 Available to Improve Cycle Facilities within Secondary Schools (Scotland) 2nd June 2021

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 include bike maintenance equipment and training (SCQF qualifications available), bike recycling and providing bikes where there is a need, usually in areas of deprivation or remote locations with wide catchments. The grants are being made available t...

Teacher Development Fund Re-opens for Application in Autumn 2021(UK) 25th May 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) will re-open for applications in autumn 2021. Through the TDF, primary schools working in partnership with other primary schools as well as arts / cultural organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the classro...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2021

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Grants will provide funding for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities, which should be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding,...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 14th May 2021

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. Grants are awarded towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college....

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 7th May 2021

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings in the North of England can apply for funding of up to £100,000 to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to improve the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communicatio...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Covid-19 (County Durham) 15th April 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, social enterprises, and town, parish or community councils supporting the most vulnerable affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Believe Housing Association area. The Coronavirus Crisis Fund will support projects in County Durham that are tackling isolation and financial hardship during the crisis. Support could include foodbanks, help with shopping...

£200 Million Summer School Fund (England) 6th April 2021

To support young people in England who have suffered the most disruption to their education as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government is providing £200 million in summer school funding. State-funded secondary and special schools, non- maintained special schools and pupil referral units will receive from £59.70 per place per day to deliver a one- or two-week programme offering a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbe...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2021

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 4 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis. Colleges and Sixth Forms can draw...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th March 2021

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 24th February 2021

Delivery company DPD has announced that grants of up to £2,000 are available through its Eco Fund. The fund is open to anyone but schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects with their students and start-up companies working on developing environmentally friendly products are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous projects supported include Hinckley Academy, which received £1,000 to purchase seven recyclin...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 18th February 2021

Schools, Parish Councils and other community based organisations in rural England that want to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to their communities and also make money by selling it back to the grid, can apply for funding through the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The RCEF provide...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th February 2021

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant of up to £25,000. Since launching in 2015 the Foundation has donated over £24 million to help good causes across England, Scotland and Wales. Recent grants awarded have included Friends of East Preston School who received a grant of £5,000 to replace their old and dilapidated outdoor trim trail; and Forget Me Not...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 17th February 2021

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are...

New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 12th February 2021

Applications to the British Council's new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021 to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The application process will be a call for bids and will be open for six weeks with funding decisions expected in July. The first round of placemen...

New Funding to Help Schools Open their Sports Facilities (England) 9th February 2021

£10.1 million of funding is being made available to enable schools in England to open their sports and swimming facilities outside of the school day to encourage pupils to be more physically active once the Covid-19 pandemic is over. The funding, which will be distributed through Sport England and Active Partnerships, who will distribute the funding in areas and schools who need it most, especially those with high inactivity among children. T...

Funding to Develop and Improve Community Partnerships (England) 15th January 2021

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. S...

GEM Road Safety Charity 7th January 2021

Small grants of up to £500 are available to assist and support community projects and initiatives throughout Scotland. Funding is available for a wide range of projects benefiting local communities but must be focused on the areas of children; education; community groups; active lifestyles; environment; the elderly; homelessness; fairtrade; arts & culture; and charity. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a group or individual actin...

Funding to Support Schools and Colleges During the Covid-19 Pandemic (England) 23rd December 2020

The Department for Education has announced a short-term Covid Workforce Fund to support schools and colleges facing financial and staffing pressures due to the Covid-19 pandemic in England. The Fund is designed to cover costs for mainstream schools with a short-term teacher absence rate at or above 20 per cent, or a lower long-term absence rate at or above 10 per cent. Funding will apply to the current half term, and will be backdated to 1 Nov...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 17th December 2020

Schools across the UK, nurseries, colleges, universities, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts, guides are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year round colour, working wood, wild wood and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be deli...

Grants for Tree Planting (UK) 9th December 2020

Schools and Community groups within the UK can apply for grants of between £300 and £1,500 to get communities and young people involved in tree and hedge planting and care this winter. The funding is being made available through the Tree Council’s Branching Out Fund. Applications will be considered as they are received and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within four weeks. There is no deadline for applicati...

Grants for Investigative Research Projects for Students with SEND (UK) 7th December 2020

Schools can apply for funding of up to £3,000 to support investigative research projects that are specifically tailored for students with SEND. The grant enables schools to purchase equipment to carry out investigative STEM research projects in science, mathematics, engineering or computing. All projects must be undertaken in partnership with a STEM professional from academia or industry and involve students with SEND. There is a two-stage a...

B&Q Community Reuse Scheme (UK) 27th November 2020

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include community garden proj...

Funding Packages for Science in Schools Days (UK) 24th November 2020

The Royal Institution will open its 2021 Science in Schools grant scheme for applications from primary and secondary schools/academies on the 4th January 2021. The annual programme aims to support student’s education in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), meet continuing professional development requirements (CPD) for teachers, engage families, and raise funds for schools by providing funding packages worth £800 for Science i...

Funding for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from the portfolio of ideas on the ChangeX website that address digital skills, environmental sustainability and community pr...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 20th November 2020

Individuals or small groups or organisations in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interest...

Funding to Promote Cycling in Colleges and Universities (Scotland) 4th November 2020

Colleges and universities in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 per campus to install facilities to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students. The funding is being made available through the Cycling Scotland - Cycling Friendly Campus Development Fund. The closing date for applications is the 9th December 2020.

Grants for Emergency Laptops (Southwark) 3rd November 2020

The Newcomen Collett Foundation has announced that funding for emergency laptops is available to pupils attending a senior school in Southwark. To be eligible schools must apply on behalf of a pupil. The laptop will become the property of the pupil. Schools must select pupils who are in the greatest financial need and schools can apply for a maximum of 5 laptops. The funding is in the form of grants are up to £300. In particular circumstan...

Funding to Help Schools & Colleges Reduce Energy Usage (UK) 26th October 2020

Individual academies, academy sixth forms, free schools and those in Multi-Academy Trustsare able to apply for funding to install energy efficient technologies to lower energy bills and create a more comfortable learning environment. Loans of up to £200,000 will be available from Salix’s Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with the Department for Education, to reduce energy usage. Each applicant may submit one application, which can cons...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 21st October 2020

The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. SEN Schools in the UK can apply to the Lord's Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lord's Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord's Ta...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 16th October 2020

Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term su...

The School Explorer Fund (London) 16th October 2020

State primary schools and special schools (primary or secondary) in the nine boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and the City of London can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to assist school children access the arts. The funding is available for available for activities that could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience or to a museum or art gallery. There is no...

New Remote Education Support for Schools, Colleges and Teachers (England) 7th October 2020

Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England. As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which prov...

Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 28th September 2020

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 schools; Independent schools with charitable status; Local authorities; Exempt and Registered charities and national organisations with a track record and reputation of working to benefit children and young people can apply. The work must be carried out in...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 11th September 2020

Interest-free loans are available for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, to help ensure that more people across England and Northern Ireland can access instruments and learn to play. The Take it Away Scheme works with music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument available, such as traditional instruments like violins, clarinets, guitars and pianos, contemporary equipment like synthesizers, drum machi...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Re-open for Applications (UK) 9th September 2020

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Public Engagement Spark Awards has re-opened for applications. Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that focus on a topic within the Council’s remit. This can include astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle ph...

£8 Million Programme to Boost Pupil and Teacher Wellbeing (England) 2nd September 2020

The UK Government has put new funding in place to help teachers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health. Support from the new £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return programme will be available in schools and colleges in England from September to provide them with access to resources and the knowledge they need to improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the pandemic on their students and staff...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Reduction in Sugar Intake (Suffolk) 25th August 2020

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to towards projects which encourage a reduction in sugar intake and a healthier lifestyle in young people. The funding is targeted specifically at PTAs or Friends of Schools/PRUs, or community group such as Brownies, Scouts and youth projects. Priority will be given to those organisations working in areas of high deprivation. This is a rolling programme; apply at any time. The Sugar Reduction Fund is offer...

Funding to Improve the Quality of PE and Sport Provision in Primary Schools (England) 13th July 2020

The Education Secretary has announced that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the academic year 2020-21. Allocations to primary schools will be determined by a formula based on pupil numbers. An average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 per year to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity so that pupils experi...

Funding for Schools Incurring Additional Costs Due to the Coronavirus (England) 1st July 2020

The Government has announced extra funding and support for schools to cover the exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) up to the end of the 2019 to 2020 summer term. Funding will be available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. This can relate to additional costs associated with catering for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers; support; the provision of free...

Funding to Support Communities Affected by Coronavirus (Merseyside) 30th June 2020

Charities, voluntary, community and faith organisations, social businesses, churches, PTAs and parish/town councils can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable affected by coronavirus in Merseyside. The Community Foundation for Merseyside in partnership with Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has launched the LCR Cares COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support community and voluntary organisations on the fr...

Extra Support for New Teachers Amid Surge in Applications (North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester) 29th June 2020

The UK Government has announced a boost to the training and development for up to 5,000 new teachers amid a surge in applications to join the teaching profession since the outbreak of coronavirus. The new induction programme, based on the Early Career Framework, will be launched in the North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester from autumn 2020, ahead of a national rollout in 2021. Up to 2,000 new teachers in these areas will benef...

Technology Support for Children and Schools during Coronavirus (England) 30th April 2020

The Department for Education has issued guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education for disadvantaged children and schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will include digital devices such as laptops and tablets as well as internet access. Laptops and tablets will be provided for disadvantaged families, children and young people who do not currently...

The Latest Edition of the Grants 4 Schools Funding Alert Newsletter Now Available to Download 30th April 2020

The Grants 4 Schools "Funding Alert Newsletter" is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants 4 Schools website and is circulated to our subscribers on a fortnightly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 18 pages of the latest funding news.

International School Exchange for Disadvantaged Students (England) 11th March 2020

Travel grants of up to £15,000 are now available for schools and further education colleges in England to take pupils aged 9-19 years on international school visits. The funding has been available through a new £2.5 million Department for Education programme; in partnership with the British Council and will be principally focused on supporting children from a disadvantaged background and schools with above-average numbers of students receivi...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 11th December 2019

Hallmoor Parents Teachers Friends Association and Mayfield School were amongst some of the Parent Teacher Associations and schools that have recently received funding through the True Colours Trust UK Small Grants Programme. Through the programme, charities and projects with a charitable purpose can apply for funding that supports disabled children and their families. Grants of up to £10,000 are usually available for hydrotherapy pools; mult...

B&Q Waste Donation Scheme (UK) 30th November 2019

Schools, charities and community groups can apply for products and waste materials through the B&Q Waste Donate Scheme. B&Q operates this Scheme through all of its stores within the UK. B&Q donates products and waste materials they haven't been able to sell for re-use such as slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls of wallpaper and end-of-range materials. Donated products should benefit the local community and the environ...

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