Education and Training

Funding to Build the Digital & Financial Skills of Disadvantaged People (UK) 15th August 2022

Grants of up to £150,000 are available to support charities and CICs working to build people’s digital and financial skills. The funding will support projects which help to equip disadvantaged people with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make better, informed decisions about money, and to help them achieve new opportunities for employment and education. This could include lone parents, single pensioners, migrants and refugees, those w...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 12th August 2022

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...

£5 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 11th August 2022

£5 million in funding is available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood and aquaculture industry. Public bodies, small to medium-sized enterprises, fishermen associations, private trusts, foundations or social enterprises, trade associations, and officially recognised producer organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 to develop new or existing training courses and qualifications...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 10th August 2022

The Froebel Trust will be opening its Open Call Research Grants Scheme on the 7th June 2022. The aims to support high quality research by individual researchers and partnerships which advances knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care. In 2022, the Trust are offering two types of Open Call Research Grants. Seed corn grants up to £5,000; and larger grants for researc...

Funding to Boost Recognition of Professional Qualifications Overseas (UK) 10th August 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new funding scheme for regulators and professional bodies, which aims to make it easier for UK professionals to work abroad. The Recognition Arrangements Grants Programme will award grants of up to £75,000 to help UK regulators, for industries such as accounting and legal services, to secure mutual recognition of qualifications deals with counterparts in other countrie...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 4th August 2022

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 Training During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 4th August 2022

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to training organisations across the UK to support their beneficiaries during the cost of living crisis. The funding will enable not-for-profit organisations to provide bursaries and/or cover expenses to help with the cost of living for adults aged 18 and over who are looking to start or are undertaking training courses, to help them gain relevant qualifications to enter the labour market. Costs could inc...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 3rd August 2022

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 Support Creative Public Engagement with Engineering (UK) 2nd August 2022

The Royal Academy of Engineering is offering grants of up to £30,000 to support creative public engagement activities with engineering. Priority will be given to projects that reach diverse audiences and groups currently underrepresented in engineering including communities in the most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and which engage with engineers and people of different genders, ages and ethnic back...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 1st August 2022

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

New Bursaries to Help Learners to Upskill & Retrain (England) 27th July 2022

£2.5 million worth of targeted bursary funding has been made available to help learners to upskill and retrain. The funding will support learners who could struggle with study-related costs such as books and childcare fees, to access over one hundred new higher education ‘short courses’ that will help them gain in-demand skills and open further job opportunities. Twenty-two universities and colleges in England will be offering the courses...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 25th July 2022

From September 2022, state-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Glasgow and Liverpool will be able to apply for grants 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 to £600 per year for three years; Infant and Junior schools up to £300 per year for thre...

Funding for Science & Technology Short Courses & Summer Schools (UK) 21st July 2022

UK universities and research organisations can apply for a share of £523,000 in funding to hold short courses, summer schools and online training resources in science or technology. The funding, which is made available by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), is aimed primarily at STFC-funded PhD students, and will cover core research activity supported by the STFC studentships programme which includes astronomy, solar and pla...

Funding to Support Displaced Children & Young People in Accessing Education (UK/International) 20th July 2022

The British & Foreign School Society has launched a new £1 million fund to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education both internationally and in the UK. The Displacement Education Fund will awards grants of up to £60,000 to registered charities, schools and educational establishments, and grants of up to £20,000 to other not-for-profit community org...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 19th July 2022

UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications f...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 14th July 2022

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 projects to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers an...

Stronger Communities Fund (Manchester) 14th July 2022

Charities, community groups, schools and individuals can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for initiatives that will bring their communities together. The We Love MCR Stronger Communities Fund is looking to celebrate and invest in Manchester's diverse, multicultural neighbourhoods, and is looking to support projects which have one or more of the following themes; helping in the Early Years; combating loneliness and social exclusion; protectin...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 11th July 2022

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The grants can be used for travel to outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and beaches; and to purchase of outdoor learning resources that engage young people with the environment such as bug hotels, bird box...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 8th July 2022

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 7th July 2022

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programm...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 5th July 2022

The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools 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 lead applicant being a school and the seco...

Ogden Trust - Local School Partnerships (UK) 30th June 2022

The Ogden Trust's School Partnerships programme is due to re-open for applications in September 2022. The School Partnerships programme offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. The programme works with primary and secondary schools and includes a range of teacher CPD. The partnership programme provides funding for schools over a number of years and supports local clusters of...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 28th June 2022

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40%...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 24th June 2022

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...

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 21st June 2022

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 21st June 2022

£10 million in funding is being made available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors. The funding will be used to improve employment opportunities in coastal communities by investing in new training courses to address skills and training gaps, and improving existing courses to increase take-up, completion and workforce retention. The fundi...

Funding to Support Activities & Events During Chemistry Week 2022 (UK) 17th June 2022

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced that its Chemistry Week Grants programme is open for application. Grants of up to £500 are available to develop and deliver events during Chemistry Week in November 2022. Chemistry Week is an annual celebration of the chemical sciences. The programme is open to applications from RSC members and non-members. The RSC’s Chemistry Week Grants 2022 will fund activities and events themed around...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 13th June 2022

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 September 2022. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 10th June 2022

Grants of up to £600 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 10th June 2022

Funding is available to support schools and youth organisations in London and Essex with the costs of making visits to museums, theatres, science shows and more. The Jack Petchey Foundation’s Educational Visit Grants provides funding of up to £300 (£10 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs who successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. The aim of the fund is to help young people to develop a wide range of...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 9th June 2022

The Childs Charitable Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd June 2022

Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 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...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 2nd June 2022

UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes:...

Funding to Aid the Career Progression of School Music Teachers (UK) 1st June 2022

The Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (UMUKSF) has launched a new funding round to enable teachers across the UK and Ireland to apply for grants of up to £1,500 towards the cost of a one-off music course or training. The UMUKSF Teacher Awards will provide the funding towards a recognised course, training or a qualification to aid the career progression of school music teachers delivering the national curriculum. To date, the Foundation has...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 27th May 2022

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 31st October 2022. This fund gives 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 funding....

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 26th May 2022

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliativ...

Teacher Bonuses & Funding for Schools to Level Up Education (England) 18th May 2022

As part of the drive to level up education across England, the Department for Education is making £60 million in funding available to attract and retain the best teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Levelling Up Premium will award tax-free payments of up to £3,000 per year over the next three years to help retain STEM teachers in their first 5 years of teaching, if they work in disadvantaged schools. The...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 m...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 12th May 2022

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...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 10th May 2022

The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 25th April 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities th...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 22nd April 2022

Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000are available to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity’s Schools in Partnership Fund and is available to schools in Barn...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 21st April 2022

Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be awarded for physical library/reading books. The Foundation can consider a co...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 11th April 2022

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round five of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The programme has been expanded to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students. A part time delivery option for part time teachers is also available. Colleges and Sixth Forms can dra...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Spring 2022 Funding Round (England and Wales) 16th March 2022

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2022 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Bursaries to Attract High-Quality Individuals into the Teaching Profession in the FE Sector (England) 15th February 2022

The Department for Education is making a package of support available to help further education (FE) providers attract high-quality individuals into the teaching profession in the FE sector in certain defined subject areas. The package includes FE Initial Teacher Education Bursaries which will support pre-service training of teachers in computing, engineering (and/or manufacturing), English, mathematics, science, and special educational needs...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 12th January 2022

Teaching schools, national support schools and multi-academy trusts can apply for funding through the Emergency School Improvement fund to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure. This can include primary schools; secondary schools; middle schools; all-through schools; alternative provision and special academies; maintained schools; and pupil referral units. Applications can be made for short-term support while a longer-term su...

Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK) 11th January 2022

Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Projects can last for two to three years. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fu...

£300 Million in Government Funding to Recruit & Retain World-Class Teachers (England) 13th October 2021

The Department for Education is making over £300 million in funding available to attract and develop world-class teachers. Graduates applying to train as teachers in 2022/23 in high-demand subjects such as maths, physics and computing can apply for bursaries of up to £24,000, and existing teachers in all state schools in England can access free courses to develop their skills. The National Professional Qualifications will help them develop a...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliativ...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 9th April 2021

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2021

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 4 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis. Colleges and Sixth Forms can draw...

£4.8 Million Bursary Fund for Lower Income University Students (UK) 2nd March 2021

A new £4.8 million bursary fund has been launched by JP Morgan and the Sutton Trust to remove barriers to in-demand, well-paying careers for lower-income university students. Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be available in the UK over the next ten years to help low income students access extra-curricular and enrichment activities that help improve their employability skills. The bursaries will help finance opportunities like internships, a se...

£200,000 Fund Launched to Provide Young Mancunians with Employment or Educational Opportunities (Manchester) 29th January 2021

We Love MCR has launched a new £200,000 fund to give disadvantaged young Mancunians financial support to allow them to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. The Manchesters' Rising Stars Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to young people aged 16 to 25 years old (or up to 30 if the individual has lived experience of homelessness) to purchase equipment, fund courses and accreditations, and to support other costs relating...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th January 2021

Grants of up to £400 are available to university student mathematical societies to fund activities to enhance their programmes for their members and to promote mathematics. Grants can cover, for example, mathematical activities, helping students to participate in and attend the Tomorrow’s Mathematicians Today Conference, careers, promotional or networking activities and quizzes. Apply to the Institute of Mathematics at any time.

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 9th November 2020

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events that promote an understanding of Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget....