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Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 17th June 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...

Funding to Increase Local Green Spaces (Greater Manchester) 13th June 2024

Grants of up to £40,000 are available for community-led projects that increase the amount and quality of accessible, nature-rich green space. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority makes the funding available through the Greater Manchester Green Spaces Fund for projects that improve local green spaces or create new ones, particularly in the areas where people need it most. Projects could include creating new permanent parklets or pocket pa...

Art Fund Teacher Fellowships Programme Opens to Applications (UK) 13th June 2024

Applications are invited to the Art Fund Teacher Fellowships programme, which aims to build and strengthen engagement between schools and museums across the UK. With support from the Clore Duffield Foundation, the programme will allow secondary school teachers to work part-time within a museum with a Clore Learning Space, helping the museum develop its learning offer, increase engagement with schools in their area, and enrich curriculum-learni...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 11th June 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 enabling chem...

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects (UK) 10th June 2024

Schools, community groups, and other non-profit organisations in the UK can apply for grants through the International Tree Foundation’s UK Community Tree Planting Programme. This funding supports community-led projects that enhance biodiversity, increase tree cover, and engage communities in conservation. There are two funding streams: Community Woodlands/Hedging for planting 100-25,000 trees per year with funding up to £1.95 per tree plus...

Buttle UK Support for Boarding Grant (UK) 7th June 2024

Funding is available to offer boarding school places to children facing significant and ongoing crises at home. The funding is being made available through Buttle UK’s Support for Boarding grant and covers boarding school fees and additional costs such as school trips and uniforms. Eligible uses of the grant include funding boarding school placements in both independent and state boarding schools with strong pastoral support. The grant is s...

Funding to Enhance Mental Health Provision in Schools and Colleges (England) 7th June 2024

The Department for Education (DfE) offers the Senior Mental Health Lead Training Grant, to support schools and colleges in enhancing their mental health provision. This initiative reflects a growing recognition of the importance of mental health in educational settings. It aims to equip senior leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a sustainable, whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. Eligible schools and col...

Funding for Teacher Visits to Germany (UK) 6th June 2024

UK teachers can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Professional Enrichment Programme, designed to facilitate intercultural exchanges and enhance professional development. The grant covers up to 75% of costs, including travel, accommodation, insurance, and supply teacher cover. This programme, funded by UK-German Connection, aims to enrich the school curriculum and promote bilateral networking. Eligible applicants include qualified U...

Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (Manchester) 6th June 2024

Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Community Trust Fund for distribution to local good causes each year. 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, and riding for the disabled, that not-for-profit organisations deliver. Projects supported must be within a 10-mile radius of the Airport and priority is given to th...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 6th June 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 that makes 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 and topic...

Funding Available to Integrate Food and Health Education into the Curriculum (Scotland) 5th June 2024

Education Scotland, the national agency supporting learning and teaching improvement in Scotland, has announced that grants of up to £3,000 are available to Local authority primary and secondary schools, ELC settings and independent Additional Support Needs schools in Scotland to integrate food and health education into the curriculum. The funding is being made available through the Food for Thought Fund, and applications can be submitted by...

Youth Hostel Offers Bursary Scheme for Towards Residential Stays (England & Wales) 4th June 2024

Schools and colleges in areas of high deprivation in England and Wales can apply for support towards the 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, and schools offering alternative provisions or colleges based in areas of high social deprivation with high numbers (upwards of 2...

Community Partnership Programme to Tackle Food Poverty & Support the Elderly (UK) 3rd June 2024

Community groups and other not for profit organisations within a two mile radius of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the One Stop Community Partnership programme. The programme, administered by the environmental charity Groundwork, will support projects and activities tackling food poverty, supporting the vulnerable, supporting the elderly, supporting low-income families, running youth sports teams, improving the...

School Holiday Activity Fund Opens for Applications (London) 3rd June 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 available through the John Lyon's Charity's School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF). It will cover the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities per current government guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent,...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 3rd June 2024

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for purchasing 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 Society awards the grants for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the next clo...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 31st May 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 various projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments, etc. In the past, grants have been awarded...

New Bursary Launched to Attract Underrepresented Pupils into Engineering (UK) 30th May 2024

EngineeringUK is launching its STEM bursary scheme to help school students get creative and inspired by STEM through fun hands-on activities. The initiative, launched to address financial constraints faced by many schools, particularly targets those with a significant proportion of students underrepresented in engineering. Under the scheme, primary schools meeting EngineeringUK's Priority Schools criteria can apply for a £550 bursary to part...

Funding for Leisure Activities for Children with Additional Needs (UK) 29th May 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 to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland) 28th May 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 are socially disadvantaged can apply for funding to the John Watson Trust. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations, including schools, established charitable organis...

Grants to Help Children & Young People Make, Learn & Earn in Music (England) 24th May 2024

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations in England for projects that support disadvantaged and disabled children and young people in making, learning, and earning in music. This funding is provided through the Youth Music Trailblazer fund, which supports organisations looking to trial new work, test innovative methods, or challenge the status quo. Eligible projects could, for example, include a new community organisation explor...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 23rd May 2024

Schools in deprived areas across the UK can 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% of pupils...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 22nd May 2024

Funding is available to support schools and youth organisations in London and Essex with the costs of visiting museums, theatres, science shows and more. The Jack Petchey Foundation’s Educational Visit Grants provide funding of up to £1,200 (£20 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs that successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. SEND schools/organisations, pupil referral units, and alternative education...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 22nd May 2024

Organisations, clubs, and schools involved in rowing can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000 (up to 50% of the project's overall cost) 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, aiming to increase participation in row...

Funding of up to £2,500 for Community Sports Projects (Scotland) 21st May 2024

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

Equipment Grants for Disabled and Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th May 2024

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

Funding of up to £200,000 Available for Community & Environmental Projects (East Midland, West Midlands, South West England) 16th May 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. It will support projects that help people lead healthier lifestyles, gain new skills, create better places to live in and use, and...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 16th May 2024

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

Schools can Apply for Grants of up to £500 for Local Activities (UK) 15th May 2024

Local retailer Nisa has launched a new funding round for its Heart of the Community initiative, focusing on supporting schools and local causes. Funded through the Making a Difference Locally Awards Charity, a total of £50,000 is available for Nisa retailers to nominate a local group, school, charity, or good cause. Up to £500 will be awarded to local causes supporting children with back-to-school uniforms and enriching summer experiences su...

Funding for Innovative Ideas to Tackle Food Waste (UK) 15th May 2024

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to support school initiatives that reduce food waste. The Eat It Up fund, provided by the environmental charity Hubbub in partnership with Starbucks, aims to support six innovative projects addressing various aspects of food waste. The fund welcomes applications from UK-registered schools and other organisations such as charities, social enterprises, community interest companies, universities, colleges, l...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 14th May 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...

Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts (London) 14th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to state schools (including special and nursery schools) in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, and the Cities of London and Westminster to collaborate with arts organisations to expand young people's access to the arts. Priority is given to collaborations focusing on young people from underrepresented backgrounds. The funding, made available through the John...

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 14th May 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 and 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 be able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme, which must sho...

Funding to Support Children Living with Disabilities (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham) 13th May 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...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 10th May 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. Projects that will help enhance the self-confidence, teamwork skills and future employability of children and young people are of particular interest. In most cases, grants are made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000,...

Grants to Support the Teaching & Learning of Physics (UK) 7th May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, colleges and charities who wish to carry out projects that support the teaching and learning of physics. The Ogden Trust’s Physics Education Grants programme will award grants for projects centered on physics and developed with current evidence in mind, potentially offering partial funding for general science projects with a clear physics component. All applicants must be based in the UK and...

Funding for Environmental & Community Projects (Wales) 3rd May 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations working in the Welsh Water area, for projects that benefit local communities. The funding is made available through the Welsh Water Community Fund, which supports local projects that protect and enhance the environment, and help improve the health and wellbeing of communities. The Fund has previously helped community groups to purchase new essent...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 3rd May 2024

Schools can apply for grants for projects that promote teaching the Greek language or subjects relating to Greek Civilisation. The funding 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 Greek are especially...

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 2nd May 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, can be used to purchase equipment for science, mathematics, engineering, or computing (STEM) projects. To qualify for funding, projects need to work in partnership with a pra...

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

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

Funding Available to Involve More People in Tackling Climate Change (UK) 1st May 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 integrating climate action into local communities' daily lives and interests or by influencing communities regionally or nationally through collaboration across various l...

Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England) 1st May 2024

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...

New Funding Programme to Encourage People to Get Active (England) 30th April 2024

Sport England has launched a new fund to encourage more people to get active. The Movement Fund, worth £160 million over the next four years, will offer crowdfunding pledges, grants and resources to provide physical activity opportunities for the people and communities who need it the most. Eligible projects could receive up to £15,000 to cover a wide range of costs and items that will help deliver positive change, particularly for those fac...

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th April 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...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 29th April 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 to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 29th April 2024

Grants of up to £60,0000 are 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 Barnet, Brent, Ca...

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 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 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...

“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 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...

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 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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

£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...

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...

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...