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Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 11th September 2018

As part of the WWI Commemorative Programme, secondary schools can get help with the cost of making a visit to any First World War Western Front battlefield site. Grants of up to £2,000 per visit are available up to and including the 2018–19 school year. The aim is to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Any Scottish secondary school can apply for a subsidy. Funding...

B&Q Waste Donation Scheme (UK) 6th September 2018

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include: Schools and colleges...

Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools (UK) 6th September 2018

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 plan...

Grants for Community and School Gardening Projects (London) 3rd September 2018

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

The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award (Scotland) 29th August 2018

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

Research Placement Scheme Reopens for Applications Soon (UK) 28th August 2018

Students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses are being offered the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scientists), technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Placements offer students participation in authentic, hands-on research projects within host organisations. Eligible candidates will be in their first year of A-levels, AS-levels, BTEC, Scottish Highers, or...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 16th August 2018

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need. A "magic" breakfast is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, is low in sugar, salt and fat and complies with the Government's school food standards. The charity believes that no child should start the school day too hungry to concentrate and is currently...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 15th August 2018

Schools in the North of England can apply for funding to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to improve the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills; supporting vulnerable children who may not meet age...

The School Explorer Fund (London) 14th August 2018

The School Explorer Fund is open to all state primary schools in the Charity's State Schools in the nine boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and the City of London. Schools can apply to the John Lyon's Charity to assist primary school children access the arts. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for activities that could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience...

WWI Classroom Project Grants Available to Secondary Schools (Scotland) 7th August 2018

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

Developing Young People’s Business and Financial Skills (UK) 19th July 2018

From September, state funded schools as well as charities, social enterprises, community groups, and colleges across the UK and Ireland will be able to apply for funding of up to £35,000 for projects that help young people and others from disadvantaged communities and backgrounds develop financial and business skills. When all applications have been received and reviewed, the NatWest will publish a shortlist of projects being considered for f...

New Grant to Mark the Centenary of WWI (UK) 19th December 2017

Schools that wish to develop projects that improve the understanding of World War I can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s  (HLF) new £6million small grants programme “First World War: then and now” .  The aim of this new grants programme is to help communities mark the Centenary of the First World War.  The programme will award £1 million per year for six years.  HLF  want to fu...

Grants for School Gardening Projects(London) 19th December 2017

Schools in London can apply for small gardening grants awarded by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA), a charity that preserves and improves gardens, neglected sites and green public open spaces in all 33 London Boroughs. The grants can be used for a variety of projects, including planting, equipment purchase, benches and churchyard refurbishments; etc. Schools that have been awarded funding in the past include Charlton Manor Sc...

Funding for School Environmental and Conservationist Projects (UK) 13th December 2017

Schools can apply for funding to support environmental and conservationist projects to the Naturesave Trust. The Naturesave Trust is supported by Naturesave Limited, an ethical insurance company which invests 10% of personal insurance premiums into the Naturesave Trust. The funding is available to support specific projects. For example, Pilling St John's Primary School received funding towards the installation of a wind turbine at the schoo...

The School Explorer Fund (London) 11th December 2017

The School Explorer Fund is open to all state primary schools in the Charity's State Schools in the nine boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and the City of London can apply to the John Lyon's Charity to assist primary school children access the arts. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for activities that could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience or to a...

Funding for Projects that Work with Disabled Children and their Families (UK) 11th December 2017

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; mult...

B&Q Waste Donation Scheme (UK) 30th November 2017

Schools, charities and community groups can apply for products and waste materials through the B&Q Waste Donate Scheme. B&Q operates this Scheme through all of its stores within the UK. B&Q donates products and waste materials they haven't been able to sell for re-use such as slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls of wallpaper and end-of-range materials. Donated products should benefit the local community and the environ...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 28th November 2017

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...

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