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Development Programme to Support Early Career Teachers of Physics (UK) 23rd April 2024

The Ogden Trust is inviting applications for its Early Career Teacher Development programme, which offers free mentoring and support for early career physics teachers from initial teacher training through to their fifth year of teaching. There are two strands within the programme to offer the support needed as teachers progress through their early teaching career: the teaching core physics programme; and the developing physics specialisms prog...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 23rd April 2024

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 as well as the study, exhibition and conservation of fine art. The Finnis Scott Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not app...

Grants of up to £80,000 to Improve Spaces for Sport (London) 22nd April 2024

Grants of between £10,000 and £80,000 are available to improve sports spaces and inspire activity in London. The funding is available through London Marathon Group’s Active Spaces Fund to support community groups, schools and other not-for-profit organisations to improve and create spaces where children' young people and marginalised groups and communities can participate in sport and physical activity. Funding will support capital and/or...

Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) 22nd April 2024

Grants of up to £2,400 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK's Chances for Children Grants to provide a flexible range of support, such as items and activities to support learning and development (laptops, books, wi-fi, educat...

Funding of up to £200,000 Available for Community & Environmental Projects (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 19th April 2024

Local charities, volunteer and community groups, schools, colleges and local authority or parish councils in the Severn Trent Water region can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £200,000 to support new local community projects. The funding is being made available through the Severn Trent Water Community Fund and will support projects that help people lead healthier lifestyles and gain new skills, create better places to live in and use,...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 19th April 2024

UK charities, voluntary organisations, and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering from severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme, and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as cover project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and r...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 18th April 2024

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...

“I’ve got an Idea” Fund (UK) 18th April 2024

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. Schools and groups of school children can also apply if the idea is technically inventive and novel and delivers either an environmental or social benefit. The fund has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating diverse technical ideas a...

Jerusalem Trust (England and Wales) 17th April 2024

The Jerusalem Trust is currently accepting grant applications to its Small Grants to Schools Scheme for the Summer Term 2024. The grants can be used to support the purchase of teaching resources for Christianity in Religious Education in primary, middle and secondary state schools in England and Wales. The maximum grant is £600, and applications can be submitted at any time. The grants can be used to purchase various teaching resources such a...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Scotland) 16th April 2024

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in NE, Highlands & Islands 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 NE, Highlands & Islands areas inclu...

Funding to Make Music Activity More Inclusive (England) 15th April 2024

Grants of between £30,001 and £300,000 are available to organisations in England that want to support children and young people facing barriers to make, learn and earn in music. The Youth Music Catalyser Fund will support organisations who want to make music activity more inclusive either by sustaining or scaling up their work or changing sector practice. Children and young people should be involved in the planning and development of program...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 15th April 2024

Individuals such as researchers as well as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund. The fund aims to support projects that enhance the science communication abilities of chemists. The primary goal is to enable chemi...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 15th April 2024

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 the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 12th April 2024

Organisations such as local authorities, schools, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities; etc can apply for funding of up to £200,000 to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be £250,000 (up to 75% of project costs). Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities for the public good and that benefit the community. Priority will be given to proj...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 11th April 2024

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 normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of care experienced young people. Fo...

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK) 11th April 2024

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...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2024

Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 are available to promote and support links between the UK and Japan. The 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 st...

Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK) 5th April 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations across the UK seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students. The Twinkl Community Collection Prize Draw will help fund any type of project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half...

Funding for Community Action to Welcome & Support Refugees (Dorset) 5th April 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 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...

Funding for Marine Conservation Projects (UK) 4th April 2024

Marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations (including schools) based and working in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 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...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 3rd April 2024

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the Microbiology Society's Education and Outreach programme for members in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools. These grants are intended for innovative outreach activities that support relevant science teaching or initiatives and developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Eligible activities include talks, workshops, d...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2024

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 Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK) 28th March 2024

The UK's National Lottery Community Fund has £20 million in funding for community-led projects to inspire more people to take climate action. The funding is being made available through the Climate Action Fund - Our Shared Future, to support projects that reach more people by either integrating climate action into the daily lives and interests of local communities or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration ac...

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 28th March 2024

UK primary and secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support STEM projects for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding, which is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants Scheme will can be used to purchase equipment for projects in science, mathematics, engineering or computing (STEM). To qualify for funding, projects need to work in partnership with...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Opens to Applications (UK) 27th March 2024

Public Engagement Spark Awards is open to applications. Awards of up to £20,000 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 inspire and involve target audiences. Activities should focus around the remit of the STFC science programme which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics...

Funding to Support Service Children in Schools (Wales) 25th March 2024

Funding is available to help schools and local authorities to provide additional support to children from families of Service personnel. The Supporting Service Children in Education in Wales Fund (2023/24), funded by the Welsh Government and administered by SSCE Cymru, will award grants of £1,000 to schools and local authorities to deliver projects that will support the social, emotional, and academic needs of service children aged 4 to 16. T...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 25th March 2024

Grants ranging from £500 to £2,750 are available for schools, youth groups, non-profit organisations, and charities to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disadvantaged or disabled children who are 13 years old or younger. Applications from the 20% most deprived areas in the UK will be given priority. The grants can cover up to two-thirds of the total cost of a holiday or trip, which can last from one to seven...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Community and Education Projects (UK) 22nd March 2024

Charitable organisations, not forprofit organisations, and schools/PTAs can apply for grants up to £3,000 from for projects relating to education, environment, children, disabilities, youth activities, and community benefits. The funding is being made available through the Ford Britain Trust and will prioritise projects near Ford locations in Essex (including East London), Bridgend (including South Wales), Southampton, Daventry, Manchester,...

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 21st March 2024

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...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Final Deadline Announced (UK) 20th March 2024

The Foyle Foundation has announced that its School Library Scheme will finally close to applications on the 30th September 2024. The scheme awards grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to UK state schools to improve or establish their libraries. Priority is given to primary schools up to Key Stage 2, but secondary schools that need books and reading resources for catch-up reading programmes for Key Stage 3 pupils and/or transition reading pro...

Funding to Support the Education of Armed Forces Children (UK) 18th March 2024

Grants of up to £80,000 are available for schools, academies, colleges, and local authorities to support the education of Service children aged 14-18 in the UK. Through the Service Pupil Support programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award funding for projects which support service pupils who may be at risk of not reaching their full educational potential, including those with additional needs, who would benefit from targeted, e...

Applications to Open for Funding Towards School Trips to CERN (UK) 18th March 2024

The Ogden Trust provides grants to secondary schools that are or have been members of its School Partnerships programme, aimed at covering expenses for trips to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This initiative seeks to enable disadvantaged students to experience one of the world's foremost centers for scientific research. To be eligible for funding, students must be eligible for pupil premium, the 16-19 bursary, or be a sc...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 18th March 2024

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...

Funding for Projects that Teach Children about the Countryside (England and Wales) 15th March 2024

Charities, Schools, PTAs and other not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged children connect with nature and the countryside. The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and parti...

Funding for Projects that Raise People’s Quality of Life (England & Wales) 13th March 2024

Grants are available to charities, specialist schools, CIOs, and other not-for-profit organisations including scout and guide groups, and housing associations, that are working to raise the quality of life for people in England and Wales. The Bernard Sunley Foundation aims to provide greater opportunities for the young, elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged by supporting capital projects in the areas of community, education, health and social w...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 12th March 2024

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Glasgow, Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester City, Blackburn with Darwen, Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen,  Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon can apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 nursery science grants. The Science Grant Scheme runs in each area for three years, before moving on t...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 11th March 2024

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 for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 11th March 2024

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. In the past grants have been awar...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 11th March 2024

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...

Grants for Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Community & Public Buildings (East Midlands) 7th March 2024

Charities, community groups, parish councils, schools and other statutory bodies around East Midlands Airport (EMA) can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to install energy-saving measures in community and public buildings such as schools, village halls, and sports facilities. The EMA Low Carbon Energy Fund will contribute towards solar panels, LED installations, electric charging points, air and ground source heating, and similar proven low c...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 6th March 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support classical projects in the UK.  The funding is being made available through the Classical Association. The Classical Association is an educational charity, dedicated to making classical subjects widely accessible.  The grants typically fund activities undertaken by schoolteachers, students, academics and organisations with the aims of supporting the teaching and learning of classical subjects...

Funding for Community Eco-Gardens (East Midlands) 4th March 2024

Schools, charities, and other not-for-profit organisations around East Midlands Airport (EMA) can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to create their own eco-gardens. The EMA Eco-Garden Fund encourages designs for gardens or green spaces that incorporate clever and innovative ways to make any space available more environmentally friendly and provide lasting benefit to communities. To be considered for funding, applicants must demonstrate how th...

Funding to Help School Trusts Develop their Capacity to Grow and Take on Underperforming Schools (England) 4th March 2024

The Department for Education has announced that the second round of the Trust Capacity Fund is now open for applications. This fund aims to support School Trusts in expanding their capacity and will provide a total of £86 million from 2022 to 2025. The focus is on assisting strong trusts and schools forming trusts to take on underperforming schools in education investment areas. Grants of up to £750,000 are available, depending on the fundin...

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th March 2024

Early Years, Infant, Primary and Secondary school settings in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor resources and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The next closing date for application...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 4th March 2024

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; support...

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund Re-Opens to Applications (Birmingham City & Solihull) 4th March 2024

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund is now accepting applications from small community-based organisations and schools located in areas significantly impacted by the Airport's operations. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and are aimed at supporting local projects that positively affect the community and environment. This includes initiatives focused on heritage conservation, environmental improvements, sports, recreation, and othe...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 1st March 2024

Grants are available for UK 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 as well a funding towards the running costs. 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...

Funding to Turn Ideas into Positive Change (Scotland) 29th February 2024

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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme re-opens for Applications (UK) 27th February 2024

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has reopened for applications.   The programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to primary and secondary 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 pup...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 26th February 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the overall cost of the project) from the Rowing Foundation to support junior & student rowers, and adaptive rowing for all ages. This funding, targeted towards groups ineligible for larger grants or with smaller needs, helps purchase equipment like boats, sculls, ergos, oars, and safety gear, ultimately aiming to increase par...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 19th February 2024

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 £1,200 (£20 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs who successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. SEND schools/organisations, Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Ed...

Tesco Stronger Starts Programme (UK) 15th February 2024

Tesco is inviting applications from schools and other not for profit organisation for projects and activities that give children across the UK a stronger start in life.  The grants will help schools and other organisations provide nutritious food and healthy activities that support young people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, such as breakfast clubs or snacks, and equipment for healthy activities. Every three months, three local goo...

School Holiday Activity Fund Opens for Applications (London) 15th February 2024

Registered charities and mainstream state schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity's School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) and will cover the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current government guidelines for young people in the b...

Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK) 14th February 2024

The Happy Days Children’s Charity is inviting applications for funding towards trips, respite breaks and group activity holidays for disadvantaged children and young people with additional needs. The charity awards funding for different types of activities to support families with children aged 3-17 who have a disability, a special need or have been abused. Activities include family day trips, and family holiday breaks. Applications can be s...

Funding for Local Community Projects (UK) 12th February 2024

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...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 7th February 2024

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...

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th February 2024

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...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th February 2024

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to primary and secondary schools to support the teaching of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The grants are made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grant scheme. The scheme aims to enhance science education by encouraging collaboration between schools and professional scientists or engineers. Eligible applicants include primary and secondary school teach...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 2nd February 2024

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities aimed at addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. The funding is made available through the Royal Society’s Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme. This programme is an extension of the Society's Partnership Grants. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projec...

Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts (London) 12th January 2024

State schools of all types (primary, secondary, special, and nurseries) in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, and the Cities of London and Westminster can apply for grants up to £5,000 to collaborate with arts organisations and expand young people's access to the arts, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. The funding, which is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity...

Funding for Students to Study & Work Abroad (UK) 5th January 2024

Schools, colleges and universities will soon be able to apply for funding to support students to study and work abroad during the 2024-25 academic year.  The funding, which is made available through the Government’s Turing Scheme, aims to support students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups, to study and work in a wide range of areas including healthcare, the environment and construction in over 16...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 19th December 2023

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%...

Interest-Free Loans for the Purchase of Musical Instruments & Equipment (England and Northern Ireland) 13th December 2023

Interest-free loans are available to musicians at all stages 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 music. The loans which are made available through the Take it Away Scheme works with 130 music retailers to allow applicants to buy almost any musical instrument and can also be used for musical equipment, software and tu...

Grants to Support Individuals & Families in Need (UK) 24th November 2023

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, housing associations, schools and social services providing support for individuals and families across the UK who are in financial need. The Cosaraf Charitable Foundation’s Hardship Grants will support individuals and families who have exhausted all other sources of funding and are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, work- or educat...

New Funding Opportunity for Expressive Arts Activities (Wales) 22nd November 2023

State-maintained schools, pupil referral units, and arts and cultural organisations in Wales are now eligible to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to provide learners aged 3 to 16 with opportunities to engage in hands-on expressive arts activities. Thew funding is being provided through the Arts Council of Wales’s Have a Go fund and will support the delivery of a single-session or multi-day activity focused on one of the five disciplines wi...

Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England) 22nd November 2023

UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure. The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation. Any grant awarded will be made in the form of cr...

Awards for All Programme Increases Grant Levels (UK) 19th November 2023

Schools across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All programme. This represents a significant increase from the previous maximum grant size of £10,000. Projects can last for up to two years. The funding is intended to support projects that involve schools as well as the surrounding communities. Previous Projects include a grant of £9499 to Blyton cum Laughton CE Primary...

Youth Hostel Offers Bursary Scheme for Towards Residential Stays (England & Wales) 16th November 2023

Schools and colleges in areas of high deprivation in England and Wales can apply for support towards to cost of a residential stay at a YHA owned hostel. The funding is made available through the Youth Hostel Association’s Bursary scheme. The scheme is open to primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, schools offering alternative provision or colleges based in areas of high social deprivation and that have high numbers (upwards...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 26th October 2023

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 Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 17th October 2023

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 improving the educational outcomes and life chances of young carers and children...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 6th October 2023

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...

Funding to Develop and Improve Local Community Partnerships (England) 2nd August 2023

Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools, and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 to help develop and grow partnerships with other organisations to improve their local communities. The funding will support the development of new and existing partnerships, and help organisations address pressing issues such as the cost-of-living crisis and recovery from the COVID-19 pandem...

Funding Available to Increase Opportunities for Young People in Disadvantaged Areas to Play Sport (Greater Manchester, Greater London Oxfordshire and West Midlands) 26th July 2023

Local community groups, sports clubs, and charities working in deprived areas of Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, Greater London, and the West Midlands can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund (AIPFF). Larger grants may be possible in some circumstances. The fund is provided by Access Sport, a charity that works to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas to play sport. Projects...

Scotmid’s Community Grant Scheme (Scotland) 7th July 2023

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...

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Environmental Sustainability Sports Projects (England) 6th July 2023

Sport England has widened its Small Grants programme to provide support for projects that deliver environmental benefits for local communities. The programme will not only provide funding to encourage greater participation in sport and physical activity, but it will also award grants of up to £15,000 for projects that benefit the environment. This could include purchasing locally made equipment, using local community assets to minimise travel...

£15 Million Funding Boost to Improve Outside Learning Facilities (England) 23rd May 2023

Nurseries, schools and colleges in deprived and nature-depleted areas of England are to benefit from £15 million in government funding to enhance their biodiversity and outdoor learning facilities. The funding will help children and young people connect to nature and develop green skills by providing resources such as outdoor equipment and clothing, accessible routes to nature, outdoor teaching areas, and teaching tools such as acoustic liste...

Apply for a Defibrillator Grant of up to £300 (UK) 25th April 2023

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 Help Unlock Decarbonisation in the Public Sector (England) 14th April 2023

Grants of up to £1,000,000 will be available to public sector organisations to boost decarbonisation skills and help unlock decarbonisation in the public sector. One of the greatest challenges in meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target is decarbonising the way buildings are heated. Most of the buildings in the public sector still rely on fossil fuel-based heating and expert skills are required to identify and plan how these heating systems ca...

Grants to Encourage Deaf Children & Young People to Participate in Activities or Learning (UK) 29th March 2023

Grants of up to £150 are available to support deaf children and young people to get involved in events and activities, groups, and clubs across the UK. The funding, which is made available through the National Deaf Children’s Society’s Inclusion grants, will support activities that help to build confidence, independence and development in deaf children and young people aged 5-18 years, particularly those from lower incomes and with more c...

New £5 Million Grants Programme Launched to Tackle Classroom Hunger (UK) 28th March 2023

A new £5 million grants programme aimed at giving school children a healthier, more active, and stronger start is set to launch this summer. During the first year, 5,300 schools will be eligible to apply for grants to provide nutritious food and physical activities for their pupils. The programme is administered by UK community charity Groundwork and will replace the current Tesco Community Grants funding programme. The focus of the programme...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 22nd March 2023

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...

Additional Funding to Encourage Equal Access to School Sports (England) 13th March 2023

Schools in England are to benefit from an extra two years in government funding to help boost sport and activities both inside and outside school hours, and ensure equal access for boys and girls. Over £600 million in funding has been allocated for the PE and Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and sports in primary schools to help children benefit from regular activity. Headteachers can choose how best to spend this funding including...

Grants to Support Vulnerable People Impacted by the Cost-of-Living Crisis (East Suffolk) 18th November 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, schools, and town and parish councils in East Suffolk providing support for local residents who are struggling due to the rising cost of living. The funding will support community food and energy support activities that keep people warm, well-fed, safe and connected, with a particular focus on a reduction of incidents of respiratory conditions th...

Grants Available for Projects Benefiting Disadvantaged People (UK) 9th November 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...

Applications Invited for BBC Children in Need’s Project Grants (UK, Isle of Man & Channel Islands) 7th November 2022

As part of its new grant-making strategy, BBC Children in Need is awarding grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support the projects costs of registered charities and not-for-profit organisations (including Special Schools) working with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years or under living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The funding will support the delivery of a specific piece of work...

Funding to Support the Education of Disadvantaged Young People (London) 24th October 2022

Charitable organisations and educational establishments working to support the education of children and young people from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds in inner London, are invited to apply for funding from the Portal Trust. The funding will support young people below the age of 25 to access educational opportunities and help them realise their full potential. Projects should aim to widen access and participation in further and high...

Grants to Support UK-Bavarian School Partnerships (UK) 10th October 2022

Schools across the UK are invited to apply for funding to help them maintain existing links with schools in Bavaria. The funding is made available by UK-German Connection through the UK-German Exchange Fellowships programme which offers UK pupils aged 15-18 the chance to spend up to three weeks at an existing partner school in Bavaria and carry out a project on a theme of their choice. Reciprocal visits to each country will take place from Feb...

£23 Million in Funding to Support Communities During the Cost of Living Crisis (Wales) 16th September 2022

Charities, voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations in Wales can apply for a share of £23 million in National Lottery funding to make a positive impact upon their communities. Organisations can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support them to change and adapt to new and future challenges, including the current cost of living crisis. The People and Places Fu...

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...