Education and Training

UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 14th August 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 a...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 13th August 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the...

Aviva Community Fund to Re-open for Applications (UK) 13th August 2018

The Aviva Community Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 11th September 2018. Community organisations and schools will be able to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects falling into one of the following three categories: Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Skills for Life. Applicants will need support from the community for their application in the form of votes and the most voted for applications will go through to...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 10th August 2018

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding 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 to schools which can clearly...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects. (UK) 10th August 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects. All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Funding is available via two funding streams. The small grants programme (grants under £4,000) supports state schools and small regis...

Froebel Trust - Open Call Research Grants 2018 (UK) 8th August 2018

The Froebel Trust has allocated £150,000 for new research grants to be awarded in 2018. Resarch grants are open to research and educational institutions and individuals that share the Trust's goal of increasing and advancing the knowledge and application of Froebelian principles in the teaching of children from 0 to 8. The Trust actively encourages new applicants who have not previously received funding from the Trust. The deadline for applic...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 7th August 2018

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...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 7th August 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...

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 ar...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 3rd August 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful ap...

Grants for School Trips (London) 2nd August 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 31st October 2018. 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 fu...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 2nd August 2018

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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 1st August 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 15 December 2018 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. P...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 27th July 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...

Grants of up to £2000 Available to Promote Ecological Science to a Wider Audience (UK) 25th July 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups can apply for grants to promote ecological science to a wide audience and to and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested. 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 funding is being made available...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 19th July 2018

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: materi...

Education Support Funding for Looked After Children and Young Carers (UK) 19th July 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 27th August 2018 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Soci...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 13th July 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 the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanes...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme (UK) 13th July 2018

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that its Engineering Education Grant Scheme has re-opened for applications. Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities that include IET or IMechE members in the project are eligible to apply. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants wi...

Professional Development Grants for Teachers (UK) 10th July 2018

Teachers and head teachers are being offered an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice, in the UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development. Grants of up to £3,000 can cover, for example, the cost of travel, accommodation or materials and an additional maximum of £2,000 is available for supply cover to the applicants’ school. Applications to...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 6th July 2018

Grants of up to £500 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 has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and th...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 5th July 2018

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...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 4th July 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments have until the 6th November 2018 to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. The funding is particularly aimed at individuals from a low-income or from otherwise disadvantaged background. Grants are awarded to both individuals and organisa...

Schools can Apply to Join the Mandarin Excellence Programme (England). 4th July 2018

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme for 2018. 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 strong cu...

Digital Tools for Prospective Students: Apply for Funding (Great Britain) 4th July 2018

Funding of up to £25,000 is available to organisations such as businesses, research organisations or third sector organisations to create free, accessible, commercially sustainable and innovative digital tools to help prospective students make better decisions about their future based on graduate salary and employment outcomes. This is phase 1 of a 2-phase competition and a total of £125,000 (including VAT) is available. The funding is av...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd July 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...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 28th June 2018

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opned 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 audi...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 28th June 2018

Community and voluntary groups in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to tackle key challenges that still affect their areas. A total of £125,000 is available in this funding round to address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment - developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health - su...

Funding for Immersive Technologies for Pupils with Autism (Northern Ireland) 27th June 2018

Small businesses working on innovative technology solutions can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to show how virtual and augmented reality could improve outcomes for young people aged 3 to 19 years with autism in Northern Ireland. Any organisation that can demonstrate a route to market for its idea is eligible to apply for up to 100% of the costs of a feasibility study that relates to educational tools that can be used within a classroom e...

New Fund Launched to Boost Construction Skills (UK) 26th June 2018

Employers, housing associations and other interested bodies such as LEPs and local authorities have 8 weeks from 18th June 2018 to submit expressions of interest to a new £22 million fund that aims to tackle the skills shortage in the construction industry. Funding will be available for up to 18 months for at least 20 existing and prospective on-site learning hubs that bring training to construction sites thus allowing learners, particularly...

New Fund Launched to Improve Business Digital Capabilities (Scotland) 26th June 2018

A £2 million Digital Development Loan has been launched to provide companies who wish to improve their digital capabilities and processes in areas such as cyber security, data analytics and software engineering as well as to develop the digital skills of their staff. Interest free loans of £5,000 to £50,000 over 3 months to five years are available. The programme is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Lanarkshire Enterpris...

Government Launches New Fund to Attract Industry Professionals into Further Education (England) 22nd June 2018

The Department for Education has launched a new initiative and fund to attract experienced industry professionals with expert technical knowledge and skills to work in Further Education. The programme, which will run for two years will initially focus will on priority sectors, including the first T Level routes, and a fund of up to £5m will be available to provide financial support for up to 150 industry experts to become FE teachers, as wel...

New Fund Announced to Enhance Early Years Home Learning (North of England) 18th June 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced that organisations in the north of England have until the 27th July 2018 to apply to a new £5 million Early Years Home Learning Environment fund to trial projects that support parents improve their children’s early language and literacy skills at home before they start school. The Foundation will fund different projects that provide practical tools and advice to parents so they can help thei...

New £1.7m Fund Launched to Help Cover the Cost of School Uniforms, School Sports Kit and For Wider Activities such As Scouts and Guides and Sports Outside of School (Wales) 18th June 2018

Parents in Wales will soon be able to access a new £1.7m fund to help cover the cost of school uniforms, school sports kit and for wider activities such as scouts and guides and sports outside of school. The new fund, announced by the Welsh Government will also cover equipment for activities within the curriculum, such as design and technology. In addition, parents will also be able to access funding for equipment for out of school hours tr...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 15th June 2018

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,...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 15th June 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 6th July 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, education and community events and activities. The Edinburgh Airport Community Board allocates around £120,000 per year in to...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme: New Round Opens 18th June 2018 (UK) 14th June 2018

Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities are eligible to apply to the Engineering Education Grant Scheme. The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The EEGS also supports projects that improve wider engineer...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 13th June 2018

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...

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment relating to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. To be eligible the school / sixth form college needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Se...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 11th June 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 7th June 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 11th September 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - includi...

Grants for Schools and Young Peoples Projects (Southwark) 5th June 2018

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 24th August 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assist schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; support extra curricula activities (e.g. school trips, after school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations) for children and young people;...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 2nd June 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to 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. Applications may be...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 1st June 2018

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...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 1st June 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. ...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 1st June 2018

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. Previous projects to receive funding include Ampleforth College for a...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 31st May 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK gave until the 29th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to purchase or upgrade their musical instruments to improve access to musical education; or for schools that require the funding to improve their music department. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The funding is being made available t...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 28th May 2018

The John Lyon's Charity has announced that its Schools in Partnership Fund is open for applications. Through the programme, the charity is making grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 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...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 25th May 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. These can be both for one-off events or a larger programme of activities. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives,...

Funding for School Breakfasts (Scotland) 14th May 2018

Primary schools in Scotland where 55% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2 and/or 35% (or above) are eligible for Free School Meals can apply for healthy breakfast food to give to children most in need. Secondary Schools qualify for support when 40% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2. In Scotland, Magic Breakfast is working with 13 schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and North Ayrshire, with plans in place to begin deliverin...

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK) 2nd May 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...

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 2nd May 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...

Funding for School Breakfasts Extended to Scotland (Scotland) 2nd May 2018

All Primary schools in Scotland, where 55% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2 and/or 35% (or above) are eligible for Free School Meals, can now apply for healthy breakfast food to give to children most in need. Secondary Schools qualify for support when 40% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2. The Magic Breakfast programme aims to end hunger as a barrier to education by ensuring that no child starts the school day too hungry...