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Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Improve Cycle Facilities within Schools (Scotland) 16th August 2022

Primary and secondary schools in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £25,000 to improve their cycling facilities and opportunities for pupils to travel to school by bike or scooter. These could include bike maintenance equipment and training (SCQF qualifications available), signage and other minor upgrades to cycle access routes, bike recycling and providing bikes where there is a need, usually in areas of deprivation or remote locations w...

Grants of up to £50,000 Available for Community Projects (UK) 16th August 2022

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 promote healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change; and help people to take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially resilient and independent. The funding is being made available...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 12th August 2022

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...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 11th August 2022

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 benef...

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 4th August 2022

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The funding is made available through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund which supports organisations who want to trial work for the first time, test a new way of working, or disrupt the status quo - or all three. Projects could, for example, be a new community organisation testi...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 4th August 2022

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...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 4th August 2022

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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 3rd August 2022

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...

Climate Action Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK) 25th July 2022

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the £100 million Climate Action Fund has re-opened for applications. Up to £8 million is available to community projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between nature and climate. Local and UK wide partnerships can apply for funding of up to £1.5 million over two to five years to support place based and UK-wide partnerships that use nature to encourage more community-led c...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 25th July 2022

From September 2022, state-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Glasgow and Liverpool will be able to apply for grants 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 years; Infant and Junior schools up to £300 per year for thre...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 19th July 2022

UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications f...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 19th July 2022

Grants of up to £500 are available to individuals in Scotland aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change to the issues that matter to them. The funding can be used by individuals to get their idea up and running and will help cover some of those costs. In addition, business support is available for those who decide to turn their idea into a business. The funding is being made available through the Pounds for Purpose grants programme and to...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Dundee, Tayside, Perth and Kinross) 19th July 2022

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Dundee, Tayside, Perth and Kinross to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. The funding is being made available through the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund and to be eligible projects must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. Stores in the Dundee, Tayside, Pert...

Stronger Communities Fund (Manchester) 14th July 2022

Charities, community groups, schools and individuals can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for initiatives that will bring their communities together. The We Love MCR Stronger Communities Fund is looking to celebrate and invest in Manchester's diverse, multicultural neighbourhoods, and is looking to support projects which have one or more of the following themes; helping in the Early Years; combating loneliness and social exclusion; protectin...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 14th July 2022

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. 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 and life chances of Young Carers an...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 11th July 2022

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The grants can be used for travel to outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and beaches; and to purchase of outdoor learning resources that engage young people with the environment such as bug hotels, bird box...

Environmental Award Scheme for Young People (London & Essex) 8th July 2022

Members of the public are being invited to nominate a young person they know from London and Essex for a Jack Petchey Environmental Award. Winners, aged 11-25, who are working hard to protect and promote the environment will be awarded a certificate, a letter from Sir Jack and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £300 towards a wide range of activities that positively impact their local environment. They can be nominated for a wide r...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 7th July 2022

Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £10,000 for community-led tree-planting projects. Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising community awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being. Applications can be su...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 7th July 2022

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. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programm...

Scotmid’s Community Grant Scheme (Scotland) 7th July 2022

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 for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 5th July 2022

The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the lead applicant being a school and the seco...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 4th July 2022

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities can apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under). Priority will be given to applications coming from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the cost of a holiday or trip lasting one to seven days. The funding is being made...

Funding for Community Action to Welcome & Support Refugees (Dorset) 30th June 2022

Grants of up to £4,000 are available to local charities, community and voluntary organisations, CICs, and social enterprises offering activities and services to welcome and support refugees of any nationality who are arriving, residing or settling in Dorset. This could include services and activities such as supplying personal or household items including clothing, bedding, mobile phones; community events and social activities; befriending su...

Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK) 30th June 2022

The Ogden Trust's School Partnerships programme is due to re-open for applications in September 2022. The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. The programme works with primary and secondary schools and includes a range of teacher CPD. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of...

Sea-Changers 2022 Innovation Fund is Open for Applications (UK) 29th June 2022

A new £30,000 fund has been launched to encourage and support new ideas and projects for marine conservation in the UK. Applications are being accepted from all types of UK based organisations, including charities and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, companies, schools, universities or students who are carrying out marine conservation related activities, and community groups. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Ch...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 28th June 2022

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40%...

Magic Little Grants (England, Scotland and Wales) 24th June 2022

Small charities. community groups, schools and groups connected to schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to support projects that benefit their local communities. This could include preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; improving biodiversity and green spaces; enabling participation in physical activity; and supporting marginalised groups; etc. The funding is being made available through the Magic Little Grants programme which...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 24th June 2022

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...

Grants for the Planting and Care of Trees, Hedges & Orchards (UK) 22nd June 2022

The Tree Council has re-opened its Branching Out fund. Through the Fund, schools, community groups, parish and town councils, and tree warden networks within the UK will be able to apply for grants of between £200 and £2,000 to get communities and young people up to the age of 21 involved in planting and caring for trees, hedges and orchards. The funding will cover the cost of trees, hedges and fruit trees; reasonable costs of non-plastic p...

The Latest Edition of the Grants 4 Schools Funding Alert Newsletter Now Available to Download 22nd June 2022

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 week's Newsletter contains 23 pages of the latest funding news.

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 21st June 2022

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own...

Funding to Support Activities & Events During Chemistry Week 2022 (UK) 17th June 2022

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced that its Chemistry Week Grants programme is open for application. Grants of up to £500 are available to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week in November 2022. Chemistry Week is an annual celebration of the chemical sciences. The programme is open to applications from RSC members and non-members. The RSC’s Chemistry Week Grants 2022 will fund activities and events themed around...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 16th June 2022

Community organisations and schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces in all 33 London Boroughs. Grants of up to £1,500 can be used for a variety of projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments; etc.  Organisations that have been awa...

Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 15th June 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, charities and local authorities 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. The funding is made available through the John Lyon’s Charity's and projects supported must be located in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 14th June 2022

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes. Grants of a maximum of £3,000 are awarded to a broad range of projects including, for example, play areas, community fun days, community growing projects, riding for the disabled, that are delivered by not-for-profit organisations. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given t...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 13th June 2022

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st September 2022. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 10th June 2022

Funding is available to support schools and youth organisations in London and Essex with the costs of making visits to museums, theatres, science shows and more. The Jack Petchey Foundation’s Educational Visit Grants provides funding of up to £300 (£10 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs who successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. The aim of the fund is to help young people to develop a wide range of...

Funding for Local Projects to Reduce Isolation Amongst the Armed Forces Community (UK) 10th June 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects that support Armed Forces communities become less isolated and engage more in their local area. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being m...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 10th June 2022

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...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 2nd June 2022

The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable schools across the UK and Eire to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of musical resources. The UMUKSF School Awards will provide funding for schools teaching the national curriculum to improve their music department through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to over 7,...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 2nd June 2022

Parents and carers of a child under the age of 19 living with a disability in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham can now apply for funding to purchase equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS, local authorities or any other sources. Organisations and schools may also apply on the child’s behalf. There are quarterly application meetings for the Evening...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 2nd June 2022

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 Available for Capital Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 2nd June 2022

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...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 2nd June 2022

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:...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd June 2022

Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 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 to Aid the Career Progression of School Music Teachers (UK) 1st June 2022

The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable teachers across the UK and Ireland to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of a one-off music course or training. The UMUKSF Teacher Awards will provide the funding towards a recognised course, training or a qualification to aid the career progression of school music teachers delivering the national curriculum. To date, the Foundation has...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 1st June 2022

Grants are available for UK primary schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme which must be able to show that at least 40% of the...

Tesco Community Grants (UK) 1st June 2022

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 through the Tesco Community Grants programme to support local good causes that focus on helping children and families across the UK. Every three months, three local good causes/ projects are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 1st June 2022

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 130 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 m...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 27th May 2022

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 2022. This fund gives 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....

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 19th May 2022

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild h...

Teacher Bonuses & Funding for Schools to Level Up Education (England) 18th May 2022

As part of the drive to level up education across England, the Department for Education is making £60 million in funding available to attract and retain the best teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Levelling Up Premium will award tax-free payments of up to £3,000 per year over the next three years to help retain STEM teachers in their first 5 years of teaching, if they work in disadvantaged schools. The...

Funding for Senior Mental Health Lead Training in Schools & Colleges (England) 18th May 2022

State-funded schools and colleges in England can apply for funding to train a senior mental health lead to develop and implement a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. Grants of £1,200 will be provided to cover (or contribute to) the cost of attending a quality assured course within the 2022 to 2023 financial year, and may also be used to hire supply staff whilst leads are engaged in learning. The funding is made a...

Funding to Support the Education of Children & Young People (Southwark) 17th May 2022

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 and other groups for equipment and extra-curricular activities such as school trips, after school clubs, uniformed organisations and holiday clubs, and to support organisations who provide educational opportunities such as visiting the...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges 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 m...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 12th May 2022

Grants of up to £800 are available to stimulate interest and enable involvement in mathematics from Key Stage 1 (age 5+) to Undergraduate level and beyond. The funding is being made available through the London Mathematical Society’s Small Grants for Education scheme and aims to enhance and enrich mathematical study beyond the curriculum; engage the public with mathematics; and encourage unusual ways of communicating mathematics. There are...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 10th May 2022

The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK) 25th April 2022

Grants of £300 are available to sports clubs, schools parish councils, community groups and individuals who are fundraising for a public access defibrillator in their area. The grants are being made available by London Hearts which is a leading heart charity in the UK with the aim of placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training. To be eligible applicants need to confirm that they are or will be fundra...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 25th April 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. 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 Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities th...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 22nd April 2022

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...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 21st April 2022

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 £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be awarded for physical library/reading books. The Foundation can consider a co...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 14th April 2022

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations in the UK can apply for funding for equipment that helps mentally, physical and socially disadvantaged children. The funding is made available through the Wooden Spoon Society's Grants programme and has in the past provided funding for sensory rooms and gardens; playgrounds and outdoor spaces; specialist equipment and facilities; and projects that promote health and wellbeing. The funding av...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 11th April 2022

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round five of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The programme has been expanded to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students. A part time delivery option for part time teachers is also available. Colleges and Sixth Forms can dra...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 7th April 2022

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,200 towards projects and research that address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, and increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation. The funding, which is being made available through the Sea-Changers Main Grants programme, seeks to support c...

Grants to Support the Costs of a Holiday for Disadvantaged, Disabled, Sick & Convalescent Children (Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire & North West Derbyshire) 28th March 2022

Grants of up to £1,000 are available towards the cost of a short respite holiday, day trip or activity for disabled, sick, convalescent or disadvantaged children whose families are unable to afford the cost. The funding which is being made available through the Charity Service Cinderella Fund and is available to individuals living in in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, North East Cheshire and North West Derbyshire. Applications must be co...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Spring 2022 Funding Round (England and Wales) 16th March 2022

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2022 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...

Emergency Funding for Storm-Damaged Community Sports Facilities (England) 1st March 2022

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to sports clubs, education establishments and others for the repair of storm-damaged community sports facilities such as clubhouses, courts and pitches, etc. The funding which is being made available through Sports England Storm Relief Fund could be used to repair storm-damaged building and roofs, grass and artificial pitches, decontaminate flooded clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or clear...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK) 20th January 2022

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 £3,000. 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 Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 12th January 2022

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...

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund Launched (England) 11th January 2022

Sport England has launched a new £5 million fund to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that aims to use sport and physical activity to bring communities together and tackle inequalities. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available to community organisations; including schools in support of new projects that inactive people to get active, or less active people to become more active. The funds could be used for things such as facility...

Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts (London) 3rd December 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to state schools and arts organisations to create opportunities for young people to engage with Arts that have been curtailed by restrictions due to Covid-19, particularly those from backgrounds that typically do not engage in Arts activities. Through their Cultural Capital Fund, the John Lyon’s Charity will support high quality face-to-face arts activities which can run across Early Years, primary, seco...

Funding Available for Green Projects (UK) 12th November 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...

Transport Scotland Launches #AndSheCycles Campaign (Scotland) 26th October 2021

Grants, support, advice and equipment are available to encourage more young women (aged 13-18) to cycle. The #AndSheCycles campaign has been developed with young women across Scotland to address the gender cycling gap and aims to empower young female cycling ambassadors in schools, colleges and youth groups to encourage more young women to cycle. As part of the campaign, young women will take part in a three part interactive workshop to help...

Funding for School Visits to High-Quality Arts Events (Wales) 26th October 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools for single visits to arts and cultural events in Wales. Go and See Grants will fund the cost of tickets and transport for visits to high-quality arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centres and other venues which contribute to and enrich learning for children up to 16 years of age. This could include visits to performances and exhibitions or visits to experience arts professionals developing...

Funding for Initiatives that Deliver Benefits to Local Communities (UK) 25th October 2021

Charities, schools and community organisations operating within a 15-mile radius of a Moto Motorway Services site can apply for funding for projects and activities that deliver benefits to local communities across the UK. Moto in The Community Trust will fund different types of projects provided they directly benefit the communities where Moto is present or where it has a significant staff catchment. The average grant awarded is £1,000, howev...

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...

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...

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 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...