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New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 21st February 2019

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development has launched a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas focusing on global themes. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers an...

Grants to Improve Teaching in Schools - New Funding Round (England) 20th February 2019

A new funding round for projects that improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England has re-opened. Of particular interest for this funding round are projects that maintain or improve pupil outcomes while reducing teacher workload. Organisations working in schools and other educational settings can apply. This can include further education colleges, mainstream primary...

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

Funding for the Expansion of Selective State Schools (England) 19th February 2019

The Department for Education has announced that it has launched a second funding round under its Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF). Up to £50 million is available in 2019/20. Local Authorities and Academy Trusts can use the funding to support the expansion of selective state funded schools where: there is a need for additional places; they have ambitious but deliverable plans for increasing access for disadvantaged pupils (pupils eligib...

Funding for the Development and Refurbishment of Football Facilities (England and Wales) 18th February 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...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 18th February 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 17th May 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 assisting...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 15th February 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...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 15th February 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...

Final Round of Strategic College Improvement Fund Now Open (England) 14th February 2019

The final Round of this innovative multi-million-pound fund to boost the quality of education offered across the further education sector is now open for applications. The aim is to support colleges to deliver better outcomes for learners, employers and local communities. FE colleges and sixth-form colleges graded by Ofsted as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ will be able to apply for grants of £80,000 and £200,000 to work with...

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund Opens for Applications (Yorkshire) 12th February 2019

The Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Enterprise Fund is currently seeking applications from organisations in Yorkshire keen to organise a range of activities to promote healthy living and social inclusion. Activities might involve guided rides in the local community, a basic bike skills course or maintenance workshop, or simply the freedom to ride on a safe route with family and friends. Schools, village halls, community centres, charities and so...

Funding to Support Integration with the Armed Forces Community (UK) 11th February 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...

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 8th February 2019

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant of up to £500 for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free...

Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK) 7th February 2019

Schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants will be awarded at two lev...

Grants to Prevent/Relieve Hardship or Distress (Former Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith) 7th February 2019

A wide range of not for profit organisations including voluntary and community groups and organisations such as community centres can apply for up to £30,000 for projects that prevent or relieve hardship or distress. Schools can also apply for work which is not part of the normal curriculum and where the school can show that children experiencing some kind of disadvantage will benefit are also accepted. Grants are usually awarded for one year...

Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK) 7th February 2019

Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 4th March 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding. The scholarships are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England will replace any other gove...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th February 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 Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th February 2019

Any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The closing date for ap...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th February 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...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th February 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 be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: material...

Funding for Projects That Improve Local Life in Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 4th February 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities in an off-grid location (any location that is not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source). Grants can support a wide range of projects that benefit the wider community from redecorating a community centre or village hall to new equipment for youth clubs, schools, sports teams or scout groups. I...

Funding for Sensory Equipment for Schools that Cater for Pupils with Special Education Needs (UK) 4th February 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...

Field Studies Bursary Fund (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland) 31st January 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...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 29th January 2019

UK based not for profit organisations and schools 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...

Grants to Enable Disabled People to Play Tennis (UK) 29th January 2019

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

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 28th January 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...

Holiday Grants for Disadvantaged and Disabled Children (UK) 25th January 2019

Schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities have until the 28th February 2019 to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of children (aged 13 or under) experiencing disadvantage or who have disabilities. 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 t...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 25th January 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...

£2.5 Million to Boost for International Exchanges for Schools (England) 24th January 2019

The UK Government has announced a £2.5 million funding boost to ensure that more disadvantaged pupils can take part in international exchanges and visits. Later this year, schools in England will be able to apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 and above to visit partner schools around the world, giving them the chance to experience different cultures, improve language skills and build independence, character and resilience. The funding wil...

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 24th January 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a rolling...

Grants of up to £25,000 per Year Available for Projects that Support Young People (London and South East) 24th January 2019

Grants of up to £25,000 per year for up to two years are available for charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies to improve the lives of young people aged up to 24 years old. Projects could involve giving young people new skills and self-confidence, getting them into training, work or more involved in their community; or to increase young people's resilience. Projects must be based in Ealing, Hillingdon,...

Religious Education Grants for Schools Scheme (UK) 23rd January 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, occasionally grants will be awarded to primary schools who have experienced the loss of resources through critical incidents such as fire or flood. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resources, arte...

Funding for Major Capital Projects to Encourage Physical Activity (London & South East) 23rd January 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, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale. 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, app...

Apply for Grants of up to £20,000 to Improve Sports and Leisure Facilities (London & South East) 23rd January 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...

Grant Programme for Arts Award Centre Opens Soon (England) 22nd January 2019

Arts Award Centres working on Arts Award projects with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue will be able to apply for a grant to support their work from 28th January 2019. Grants of between £100-£1500 are on offer. Applications are welcomed from all registered Arts Award centres based in England with priority given to those working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and where the grant will be used...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 22nd January 2019

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition has re-opened for applications. The competition aims to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for 10 winning ideas...

Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK) 21st January 2019

The next deadline to apply to the Rowing Foundation is Wednesday 25th February 2019. The Foundation offers grants of £500-£2,000 to help organisations, schools and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar so...

Competition for Young Space Entrepreneurs (UK) 21st January 2019

The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth. The SatelLife Competition is now in its third year and is looking for innovative proposals that have the potential to use data collected from space to benefit our economy, health or the environment. The competition is open to young people aged 11 to 22 as individuals or in teams and is split into thr...

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 18th January 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for 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 maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent sch...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 17th January 2019

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for applications. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and the community through engagement activities. Within school projects the Society is looking to support projects with emphasis on molecular bioscience for upper secondary school age audiences and above. For primary school age audie...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th January 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 Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 15th January 2019

Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made...

Funding for School Projects to Benefit Disadvantaged Young People (London) 11th January 2019

Groups of state schools, working in partnership can apply for grants of up to £50,000 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 available to schools in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster. The funding is provided through the...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 11th January 2019

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

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 10th January 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 wishing to apply need to have either charita...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 10th January 2019

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% 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...

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants (UK) 9th January 2019

The British Ecological Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme is now open for applications. Schools, museums, libraries and community groups will be able to apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Applications from museums and schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 8th January 2019

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

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 7th January 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...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 7th January 2019

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 3rd April 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 project o...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 7th January 2019

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

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 4th January 2019

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as secondary school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. The closing date for applications is the 3rd June 2019.

New Funding to Support Children with Special Educational Needs (UK) 2nd January 2019

The UK Government has announced an additional £350 million towards the provision of specialist support to children with complex needs and disabilities. Councils across the UK will receive an additional £250 million over the next two years and extra funding will go into training more educational psychologists. Families will also benefit through an extra £100 million investment to create more specialist places in mainstream schools, colleges...

Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 24th December 2018

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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 20th December 2018

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 31st July 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. Proj...

Funding for Music Making Projects For Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 19th December 2018

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...

Round 2 of the Taking Teaching Further Programme Opens for Applications (England) 18th December 2018

The second round of the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme has opened for applications and is inviting bids from colleges and post-16 providers to attract industry professionals to teach in further education. The programme is divided into two strands: one to provide financial support for up to 150 industry experts to become FE teachers, covering the course costs of teacher training as well as support and mentoring; and another to suppo...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 17th December 2018

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 Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 a...

Healthy Holidays Programme (Leeds) 14th December 2018

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) provides grants of up to £6,000 to support locally-based community activities across Leeds through their Healthy Holidays Programme. Projects should be delivered in the most deprived areas of Leeds i.e. priority neighbourhoods as identified by Leeds City Council and its partners. Projects should also prioritise children who are eligible for free school meal. Round opening dates will be published on the LCF web...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 14th December 2018

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 March 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to 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 S...

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants (England, Scotland & Wales) 13th December 2018

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...

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK) 10th December 2018

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...

UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 10th December 2018

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1 and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint and...

Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day (UK) 6th December 2018

Individuals and local groups including schools that want to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (for up to 50% of costs) from the Ministry of Defence. Events can take place anywhere in the UK and can be used for a wide range of activities such as a picnic in the park, themed BBQ, street party or fête. The Armed Forces Day website provides ideas, inspiration and resources including posters and de...

Funding Available to Support Local Good Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 6th December 2018

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 £...

Funding for Football Equipment and Facilities (England & Wales) 4th December 2018

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 Projects Benefiting Rural Communities (England, Scotland and Wales) 30th November 2018

Calor Rural Community Fund offers rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life. Applications for funding are divided into three categories: £1,000, £2,500 and £5,000. There are 5 x £5,000 grants, 6 x £2,500 grants and 10 x £1,000 grants available to off-grid community projects. Funding applied for must equate to 50% or more of the total project cost. Projects supported can be anything fr...

Small Grants for Summer Playschemes (UK) 28th November 2018

Charities, social enterprises and community interest companies with an annual income of under £100,000 can apply for grants of £500 to £1,000 towards a playscheme that runs for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays. Priority is given to small local playschemes involving a large number of children especially those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Projects supported will also be expected to make good u...

Teachers to Benefit from New Funding to Boost Skills Ahead of T Levels Roll-out (UK) 26th November 2018

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is working on a new professional development offer that create tailor made upskilling packages for teaching professionals. Building on the excellent skills and practice that already exists within the sector, the training is expected to be available from Spring 2019. The aim is to support the delivery of the first T Levels courses in education & childcare, construction and digital that will be taught...

Funding for Early Years Professional Development (England) 23rd November 2018

The second round of a grants programme that funds and supports early years education projects focused on professional development in order to improve the learning and development of children from low income families aged 0–5 is now open for applications. Any organisation working in schools and other educational settings can apply for projects aiming to improve outcomes for disadvantaged 3-5-year olds that are practical, cost effective and sc...

Funding to Support Pupils With Additional Needs (UK) 21st November 2018

State and independent schools that cater can apply for grants to enhance to enhance the education, training or personal development of mentally and physically disabled students. The funding is being made available through the ACT foundation. The funding can cover the modification of school buildings and the provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment. For schools to be eligible to apply the facility or equipment...

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 19th November 2018

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme for 2019 - 20. The Programme aims to deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin on their way to a high level of fluency by 2020. Grants of a minimum of £20,000 per year are available to state-funded secondary schools that have an Ofsted rating in its most recent inspection of ‘Outstanding' or ‘Good', are committed to developing a stro...

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK) 15th November 2018

The Jerusalem Trust makes available to schools a number of grants to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. These can include textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The scheme is open to state secondary schools (including middle and upper). There are no primary school grants available., although priority will be given to non-church state secondary s...

Funding of up to £500 Available to Young People to Make a Difference (Scotland) 14th November 2018

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...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 14th November 2018

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

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 13th November 2018

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...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 9th November 2018

School Library Managers can now apply for funding from the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIF). The funding is administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. A total of £150,000 is available to innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts but projects must be completed within twelve months. The deadline for applications is Friday 14...

Sport England Small Grants Programme (England) 7th November 2018

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...

New Fund Announced to Protect Schools Children from Homophobic Bullying (England) 6th November 2018

Voluntary and charitable organisations are being invited to bid for £1 million of grant funding to protect school children from homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The money will be used to provide training for teachers on how to spot early signs of bullying and how to intervene appropriately. It will also be used to provide resources to support teachers in delivering lessons on LGBT issues to ensure all pupils feel accepted and i...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 5th November 2018

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...

Grants for School Trips (London) 2nd November 2018

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 28th February 2019. This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory f...

Opens Soon: Tax-free Funding to Train as a Chemistry Teacher (England) 30th October 2018

Awards of £28,000 in tax-free funding are available to up to 140 talented individuals who want to enter chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Applications will open on 31st October 2018 and close on 28th July 2019. It is a rolling application process however 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications for the 2019/20 academic...

Growing Competition for Schools (UK) 29th October 2018

All UK schools are being invited to make a short film about food growing in their playground or open space to be in with a chance of winning garden vouchers worth £200, £100 and £50. Schools are asked to submit short, three-minute films featuring growing projects that can be anything from growing a few herbs in a small window box to a feast worth of different fruits and vegetables in multiple raised beds. The deadline for submissions is Mon...

The Steve Morgan Foundation (North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire) 29th October 2018

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...

Funding to Support Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 23rd October 2018

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...

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 19th October 2018

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...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th October 2018

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, and Wolverhampton can apply for grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up t...

One Stop Carriers for Causes (England, Scotland and Wales) 17th October 2018

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...

Secondary Schools to Benefit from up to £13.5 Million Investment in Workforce Skills (England) 5th October 2018

Free training is now on offer to 17,000 secondary school PE teachers to help foster a more positive attitude to physical education. Up to £13.5 million is being invested by Sport England in a teacher training programme, run in partnership with the Teaching School Council, between now and 2021, offering specialist training and mentoring for teachers. Training will be offered through 150 Teaching School Alliances, with those schools taking part...

Nuffield Foundation – Research Placements Reopen for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

Application deadlines for the Nuffield Foundations Research Placements programme have just been announced. Nuffield Research Placements take place in your summer holidays after Year 12 (England) or equivalent. Successful applicants will work on a research project that relates to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination of these). Most projects are based in an office, but som...

Schools Encouraged to Apply for Grants and Support to Set Up or Improve Breakfast Provision (England) 3rd October 2018

Schools in disadvantaged areas are being encouraged to apply for funding and support to set up or improve their breakfast provision. Grants of up to £500 are available for essential resources such as fridges, toasters or freezers. The programme will also include free food delivered to the door (weekly or fortnightly), comprising healthy cereal, porridge and bagels; and expert support from a dedicated member of NSBP staff as well as advice,...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2nd October 2018

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 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 2nd October 2018

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...

New £40 Million Programme Launched to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (England) 1st October 2018

Not for profit organisations such as schools , community organisations, charities, and social enterprises, etc can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their local community by developing new and existing partnerships. The funding can support many different types of partnership, including cross-sector partnerships; local place-based collaboration; and local and national orga...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 1st October 2018

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

Funding to Support Breaks for Disadvantaged Young People (Scotland) 28th September 2018

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and other registered Charities are all eligible to apply for funding to support a trip away to any Scottish youth hostel for young people aged 8 to 25 years in receipt of free school meals, young carers, young people with disabilities, care experienced young people, disadvantaged young people who have never had a residential experience. Groups can choose to go to any Scottish youth hostel within the Hostelling...

YHA Challenging Places Support Programme (England) 27th September 2018

Organisations working with children and young people who live in deprived areas can apply for a 2 night break package through the Youth Hostel Association's (YHA) Challenging Places Support Programme. Applications can be submitted by schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA’s criteria. Schools and groups can reapply annually as long as the a...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 26th September 2018

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...

Lord Taverners Accessible Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 25th September 2018

The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has re-opened its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. Schools, clubs and youth organisations across the UK that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability can apply to the Lords Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Last year the Lords Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheel...

New Funding to Encourage the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles (Wales) 17th September 2018

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 £5million 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...

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