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Applications for Nuffield Research Placements Are Now Open (UK) 18th October 2019

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK are able to apply for a bursary to develop their research and quantitative skills. Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scienti...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & Surrey) 17th October 2019

Grants of between £20,001 and £150,000 are available for the renovation, modernisation or creation of significant sports and leisure facilities in London and Surrey. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) that have already shown a commitment to encouraging and supporting people who are not physically active to participate in sporting activities. To be eligible, applicants must have in place robust busine...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & Surrey) 17th October 2019

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small capital projects that aim to help improve existing or to build new sports facilities. The funding is available to not for profit organisations (including Schools) to encourage and support more people to become involved in sport and physical activity. To be eligible the project needs to be located in one or more of the 32 London Boroughs and/or the City of London, Surrey, South North...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 17th October 2019

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties. The grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs such as staff costs, general running and office costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes i...

New £10 Million Fund Launched to Improve Rugby League Facilities (England) 16th October 2019

A new £10 million fund has been launched which is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place. The programme will invest in facilities and equipment that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities and will aim to invest in projects that offer opportunities for people from all different backgrounds to be active, across the men’s, women’s and w...

EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges Programme (England) 16th October 2019

The Department for Education has announced the launch of the EdTech Demonstrator schools and colleges programme. The programme aims to identify Demonstrator schools and colleges who are using technology effectively, and who are keen to share their experience and support other providers. This may include offering support and guidance on the effective use of technology to help reduce teacher workload, help create efficiencies, improve accessibil...

Funding for STEM Enrichment and Enhancement Activities in Schools (UK) 15th October 2019

The Royal Institution (Ri) has announced that UK state schools can now apply for grants of up to £500 to host STEM Enrichment and Enhancement activity for their teachers and students. Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the scheme is designed to help integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development. Activities enrich or go beyond the curriculum...

Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK) 14th October 2019

Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society who reside in the UK or Republic of I...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 14th October 2019

SEN Schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to enable them to purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance the pupils'experience at school. To be eligible schools need to cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems are unable to apply. The funding is being made avai...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 11th October 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 11th December 2019 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular proje...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 11th October 2019

Schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances as well as for projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider music making sector. The funding is being made available through Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 8th October 2019

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton 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 o...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 7th October 2019

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects inc...

IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland) 7th October 2019

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire where the company operates. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include community and voluntary...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 4th October 2019

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 for Links with Japan (UK) 3rd October 2019

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...

Grants for Welfare and Art Projects (South West of England) 2nd October 2019

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...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 1st October 2019

Community groups, schools and voluntary groups in Yorkshire who need support for initiatives such as improving wildlife areas, running outdoor education activities, creating tree trails or orchards or regenerating local woodland can now apply for grants of up to £4000. The Trees for Life Fund will support projects that increase tree cover, improve access to woodland, enhance habitats and provide environmental education. The next closing date...

Funding of up to £500 for Community Sports Projects (Glasgow and West Central Scotland) 1st October 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to organisations including sports clubs, schools, religious organisations and Scout and Guides groups in Glasgow and West Central Scotland to run sporting activities for the benefit of people in the local community. Previous projects supported have included wheelchair sports clubs and special Olympics events. Applicants to the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund must be located where there is currently an Aldi store. T...

British Science Week 2020 Kick Start Grants Are Now Open for Applications (UK) 30th September 2019

The British Science Association has announced that applications for British Science Week are now open for applications. As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths; state funded schools in challenging circumstances can apply for grants to organise their own science and engineering events. To be eligible students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the fol...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th September 2019

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...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 26th September 2019

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council's Kids Fund. The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in the UK to provide outreach education and training. The fu...

Lord's Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 25th September 2019

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...

National Lottery Community Fund Announces New £7.5 Million Fund (UK) 24th September 2019

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that it will be making a special £7.5 million pot of funding available to mark The National Lottery’s 25th birthday. The fund, CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, £40 billion has been raised for good causes so far, funding over half a million (...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (England and Wales) 24th September 2019

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. Although priority will be given to non-church state secondary schools (including middle schools), occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The fundi...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 24th September 2019

The School Holiday Activity Fund has grants available to help charities and state schools deliver activities for children and young people during the school holidays in North West London. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the Summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. Up to £4,000 is available for act...

National Express Foundation Grants (West Midlands, East London & South Essex) 23rd September 2019

Community groups and education institutions in the former West Midlands county and in the areas of East London and South Essex, can apply for funding for projects that support young people to continue with their education and positively engage with their communities. Colleges and universities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year to distribute to disadvantaged students as bursaries to complete higher education courses; and Community...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland and Wales) 19th September 2019

Community groups, schools, health bodies and charities in England, Wales and Scotland can apply for funding of up to £1,000 to support projects which benefit local communities. Projects funded can cover the direct costs needed to deliver a project. This could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group...

Funding to Improve Cycling Facilities in Universities and Colleges (Scotland) 19th September 2019

Colleges and Universities in Scotland who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy travel choice for students and staff can now apply for capital funding of up to £25,000. Funding is available to improve cycling facilities and physical infrastructure, such as cycle parking, signage and changing facilities. The funding is available through Transport for Scotland’s Campus Development Fund and the closing date for...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 18th September 2019

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...

Trust Capacity Fund Opens for Applications (England) 17th September 2019

The Department for Education has launched a new £17 million fund to support the growth and development of academy trusts across England. The Trust Capacity Fund has four strands; each with its own eligibility criteria. These are; supporting strong multi-academy trusts (MATs) to grow and innovate in areas of long-standing need; encouraging strong trusts to grow by converting and improving weaker maintained schools, or adding vulnerable acade...

Funding to Engage People with Science and Technology (UK) 16th September 2019

The Science and Technology Facilities Council has announced that its Spark Awards programme has re-opened for applications.  Grants of up to £15,000 are available to fund public engagement activities that inspire and involve audiences with science and technology. Activities must focus on astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, or accelerator science. Eligible applicants inc...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 13th September 2019

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 December 2019. 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...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 13th September 2019

UK schools and colleges 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: materials/resource...

Funding to Integrate the Armed Forces into their Local Community (UK) 12th September 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community such as financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Local G...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 11th September 2019

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Schools for Projects that Teach Digital Skills to Young People (Scotland) 10th September 2019

Schools and colleges in Scotland as well as businesses, government bodies and charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for innovative, adaptable, and sustainable projects, that teach digital skills to young people who are currently underrepresented in the digital sector. The ultimate aim of the programme is to increase the number of young people from all backgrounds entering highly skilled digital careers. Activities supported will be e...

Teacher Development Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 9th September 2019

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced that the Teacher Development Fund (TDF) has re-opened for applications. 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 classroom, and to emb...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged Children (UK) 9th September 2019

Not for profit organisations such as 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. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie...

The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire) 6th September 2019

The Steve Morgan Foundation supports projects that help children and families, people with physical or learning disabilities, the elderly, or those that are socially disadvantaged. Project and capital grants, funding for accessible minibuses, and enable funding for specialist equipment are available to charities based within the remit area. Previous projects supported include Ysgol Heulfan, Wrexham, a mainstream primary school with an addition...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 5th September 2019

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity has...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th September 2019

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...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 5th September 2019

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 the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 3rd September 2019

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...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 30th August 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and with above-average numbers of pupil premium students. Young people are encouraged to stay with host families where possible, giving them the best opportunity to practise their language skills and be fully immersed in another culture. The funding...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 30th August 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until the 15th November 2019 to apply for a grant from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assisting schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; supporting extra curricula activities (e.g. school trips, after school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations) for children and young people; and...

Travel Grants for International School Visits (England) 29th August 2019

Travel grants are now available to enable groups of secondary school pupils to visit a partner school in any country (Europe, or wider World) for a minimum of four nights. Visits can be used to enhance curriculum teaching, improve language learning or help build soft skills. Priority is given to applications that feature young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as visitors or hosts. Offered through a new £2.5 million Department for Educati...

Funding for Children’s Disability Equipment (North East) 27th August 2019

The Sunshine Fund has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 25th October 2019. Individuals and organisations in the North East of England can apply to the fund for equipment that will help disabled children. This can include Trikes, IT equipment, Wheelchairs, Profiling beds, Specialised seating, Sensory equipment and Hydrotherapy equipment. Applications are open to both individuals and organisations. To qualify the app...

Grants of up to £15,000 for Science and the Arts Projects (North West of England) 23rd August 2019

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of usually £500 to £15,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £3,000) to support a wide range of activities that have in the past included capital costs for buildings, work in scho...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 16th August 2019

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st November 2019. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary Schoo...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 15th August 2019

State sector schools in the 10% most deprived areas can apply for a bursary to enable children and young people aged 4-19 to take part in field trips. Bursaries of up £1500 per school to a maximum of 80% of the curriculum course fee are available. Applications can be made to the Field Studies Council at any time but must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the date of a Field Studies Council course. Each individual student may only benefit from...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 14th August 2019

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...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 13th August 2019

Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision. Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools. P...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 7th August 2019

In response to the much publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue engineering-related further education or vocational training. The funding is available to registered or exempt charities within the UK , with a preference for urban areas outside London and p...

Small Grants Programme for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London) 6th August 2019

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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 5th August 2019

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 have until the 15th December 2019 to 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....

Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 1st August 2019

Phase One of a new fund aiming to improve mental and physical health by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales has been announced. A total of £5 million has been allocated between 2019 and 2022 to projects which improve physical activity levels and encourage collaboration between existing community assets, such as clubs, schools and workplaces. Full details of the Healthy and Active Fund will be available through...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 1st August 2019

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. 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 s...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 30th July 2019

Grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 are available for the development or refurbishment of local football facilities. This can include funding for pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms; grass pitches drainage/improvements; 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas; and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. Organisations eligible to apply include football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. Priorit...

£33.5 Million to Support Schools to Improve (England) 26th July 2019

A new £17 million Trust Capacity Fund will be launched in September to encourage high-performing academy trusts to provide assistance to schools that are most in need of school improvement. The funding will be available until the end of the financial year. The Fund will also be available to support smaller academy trusts that wish to merge into existing or new academy trusts, creating new clusters of schools and provide high-potential acade...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 24th July 2019

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...

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 11th July 2019

From the 1st September 2019, primary and secondary schools in the UK will be able to apply to become an Ogden school partnership and access funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of mainta...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 10th July 2019

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...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 10th July 2019

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 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 Founda...

Small Grants Available for Community Projects (Scotland) 5th July 2019

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...

The Latest Edition of the Grants 4 Schools Funding Alert Newsletter Now Available to Download 4th July 2019

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 23 pages of the latest funding news.

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 3rd July 2019

Church of England Schools in the diocese of London that have pupils in need of financial help can apply for a grant to help with the cost of school journeys or daytrips. Grants of up to £500 for secondary schools (to a maximum of £2000 for multiple pupils) and £500 for primary schools are available. Priority is given to applications for help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 2nd July 2019

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. 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. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equip...

Funding to Support Integration with the Armed Forces Community (UK) 1st July 2019

Grants of up to £20,000 are available to schools and local community groups for projects that help to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community. Supported projects will be grass roots initiatives that have grown out of a specific local need and that demonstrate strong links between armed forces and civilian communities. Registered charities, local authori...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 28th June 2019

From the 3rd of July 2019, schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities will be able to 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...

Funding Available for Renewable Energy Projects in Rural Communities (England) 25th June 2019

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 £10 million Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) to investigate and install green energy; including solar battery storage, wind, hydro and geothermal heat projects. The...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 20th June 2019

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals 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 will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclus...

Mandarin Excellence Programme - Funding Available for Schools (England) 19th June 2019

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme. Grants of at least £20,000 are available to state funded secondary schools to help deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin in England. To be eligible schools need to have an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding' or ‘Good', are committed to developing a strong curriculum presence of Mandarin Chinese and can ensure students study Mandarin...

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK) 13th June 2019

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 11th June 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 10th June 2019

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 3rd June 2019

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers ca...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 28th May 2019

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or suppl...

Grants of up to £10,000 to Encourage People to Play Sport (England) 24th May 2019

Formally constituted not for profit organisations and statutory bodies including sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport are eligible to apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 to cover capital and revenue costs for projects that help more people regardless of age, background or ability, to play more sport or to be more active more often. The focus of the Grants Programme is on adul...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 21st May 2019

Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applicat...

Funding to Support Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 16th May 2019

Schools is inner London can apply for funding to encourage and support children and young people’s attainment through initiatives that help them engage with, and stay in, education. The funding is available for projects that aim to reduce truancy levels amongst pupils attending primary and secondary schools; to reduce levels of exclusions and expulsions; and improve pupil motivation, behaviour and achievement through initiatives that promote...

WWI Classroom Project Grants Available to Secondary Schools (Scotland) 3rd May 2019

Secondary Schools in Scotland can apply for a grant of up to £250 to help with a WWI classroom project of their own choosing. Offered as part of the Scottish Government’s five-year WWI Commemorative Programme to mark the centenary of the First World War, the grant programme aims to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Schools can choose to create projects based arou...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd April 2019

From May 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £50,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. Sixth form colleges are eligible to apply for up to £100,000. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications tec...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 18th April 2019

Registered charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives can apply to the Morrison Foundation for a grant. There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for and applications are accepted any anytime. 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 £...

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award (Scotland) 18th April 2019

Applications for the 2018-19 Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award are now open for applications. The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 170 S6 pupils from 55 schools across the Central Belt of Scotland. The programme lasts six-months and starts with a challenging five-day residential course designed to develop pupils' personal skills and attributes, such as confidence, determination and the ability to work collaborativel...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 17th April 2019

Young people in Scotland aged 16 – 26 who want to make a difference to their community and environment can apply for grants of up to £500 to help them get their project off the ground. This could include tackling inequality; bringing people together; promoting positive mental health; environmental improvements; and caring for others. Projects can last up to 6 months. To apply young people need to submit an application form and a 2 minute vi...

The School Explorer Fund (London) 17th April 2019

The School Explorer Fund is open to all state primary schools in the Charity's State Schools in the nine boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and the City of London. Schools can apply to the John Lyon's Charity to assist primary school children access the arts. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for activities that could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 17th April 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to schools, grass roots football clubs, local authorities and professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities. The funding is available through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme and can be used to buy capital items such as portab...

Funding for Community Sports Facilities (England) 16th April 2019

Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £150,000 to enhance local sports and recreational facilities. The funding which is being provided through Sport England's Community Asset Fund can be used to enhance traditional sports facilities as well as outdoor spaces like canal towpaths, woodlands and open spaces; etc that can be used as part of an active lifestyle. This is a...

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 16th April 2019

The East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, which is available to all state secondary schools in Newham. Study support weekends must have an academic focus, although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend. There must also be a clear link either to essential transferable study skills or directly to a curriculum topic. Grants of up to £4,000 are available...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Sugar Intake (Suffolk) 11th April 2019

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 for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 1st April 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; multi...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 29th March 2019

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 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 gra...

Sport England Small Grants Programme (England) 21st March 2019

Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies such as schools, sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and governing bodies of sport can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 through the Sport England Small Grants Programme. The aim of the fund is to deliver new community projects to either grow or sustain participation in sport or to support talent development. Priority will be given to proj...

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 13th March 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment so that students can enjoy practical science, to run science enrichment projects in schools, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is on...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 12th March 2019

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. The grants can be used for a variety of projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments; etc. Organisations that have been awarded funding in...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 5th March 2019

Schools in the North of England can apply for funding 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 communication skills; supporting vulnerable children who may not meet age...

B&Q Waste Donation Scheme (UK) 4th March 2019

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: Schools and colleges...

Funding of up to £25,000 Available for Community Projects (England, Scotland & Wales) 28th February 2019

Not for profit organisations including registered charities, community interest companies, health bodies can apply for funding for projects that are of benefit to the community. This could include improvements to community spaces and building; delivering charitable services such as foodbanks; sporting activities; festivals or events; etc, as well as equipment that can be used by the community. The funding is being made available through the...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 27th February 2019

Schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. The grants are made available through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in England, Wales and Scotland. The grants are available for a wide range of activities and the funding will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project. Projects funded in schools include: Outdoor classrooms; Lea...

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