Education and Training

Jerusalem Trust (England and Wales) 17th April 2024

The Jerusalem Trust is currently accepting grant applications to its Small Grants to Schools Scheme for the Summer Term 2024. The grants can be used to support the purchase of teaching resources for Christianity in Religious Education in primary, middle and secondary state schools in England and Wales. The maximum grant is £600, and applications can be submitted at any time. The grants can be used to purchase various teaching resources such a...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 15th April 2024

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...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 15th April 2024

Individuals such as researchers as well as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund. The fund aims to support projects that enhance the science communication abilities of chemists. The primary goal is to enable chemi...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 11th April 2024

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of care experienced young people. Fo...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2024

Grants of £2,000 - £9,000 are available to promote and support links between the UK and Japan. The Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten st...

Funding to Help Kickstart School Projects (UK) 5th April 2024

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools and educational organisations across the UK seeking funding to kickstart projects that will benefit their students. The Twinkl Community Collection Prize Draw will help fund any type of project, such as setting up a breakfast club, resourcing after-school activities, purchasing new playground equipment, upgrading an ICT suite, or kickstarting big projects. The fund opens to applications every half...

Student Opportunities in Public Museums & Galleries (UK) 4th April 2024

Funding is available to help public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries, and visual arts organisations in the UK to provide meaningful paid work experience opportunities for full-time university students that enables them to explore further their interest in the arts, and related future career options before they graduate. Through Art Fund’s Student Opportunities programme, organisations can apply for up to £10,000 towards the co...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 3rd April 2024

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the Microbiology Society's Education and Outreach programme for members in the UK or Republic of Ireland, including those working in schools. These grants are intended for innovative outreach activities that support relevant science teaching or initiatives and developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Eligible activities include talks, workshops, d...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2024

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 2nd April 2024

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 STEM-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 particul...

Grants Available to Support Science Projects for Students with Special Educational Needs (UK) 28th March 2024

UK primary and secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support STEM projects for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding, which is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants Scheme will can be used to purchase equipment for projects in science, mathematics, engineering or computing (STEM). To qualify for funding, projects need to work in partnership with...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Opens to Applications (UK) 27th March 2024

Public Engagement Spark Awards is open to applications. Awards of up to £20,000 are available to schools as well as scientists and engineers, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups, etc to deliver high-quality public engagement activities that inspire and involve target audiences. Activities should focus around the remit of the STFC science programme which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics...

Funding to Support Service Children in Schools (Wales) 25th March 2024

Funding is available to help schools and local authorities to provide additional support to children from families of Service personnel. The Supporting Service Children in Education in Wales Fund (2023/24), funded by the Welsh Government and administered by SSCE Cymru, will award grants of £1,000 to schools and local authorities to deliver projects that will support the social, emotional, and academic needs of service children aged 4 to 16. T...

Applications to Open for Funding Towards School Trips to CERN (UK) 18th March 2024

The Ogden Trust provides grants to secondary schools that are or have been members of its School Partnerships programme, aimed at covering expenses for trips to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. This initiative seeks to enable disadvantaged students to experience one of the world's foremost centers for scientific research. To be eligible for funding, students must be eligible for pupil premium, the 16-19 bursary, or be a sc...

Funding to Support the Education of Armed Forces Children (UK) 18th March 2024

Grants of up to £80,000 are available for schools, academies, colleges, and local authorities to support the education of Service children aged 14-18 in the UK. Through the Service Pupil Support programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award funding for projects which support service pupils who may be at risk of not reaching their full educational potential, including those with additional needs, who would benefit from targeted, e...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 14th March 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people (18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with the critical life skills necessary to gain employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum see...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 12th March 2024

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Glasgow, Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester City, Blackburn with Darwen, Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen,  Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon can apply for grants from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 nursery science grants. The Science Grant Scheme runs in each area for three years, before moving on t...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 11th March 2024

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 6th March 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support classical projects in the UK.  The funding is being made available through the Classical Association. The Classical Association is an educational charity, dedicated to making classical subjects widely accessible.  The grants typically fund activities undertaken by schoolteachers, students, academics and organisations with the aims of supporting the teaching and learning of classical subjects...

Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK) 5th March 2024

UK charities, voluntary organisations, and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering from severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme, and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as cover project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and r...

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 4th March 2024

Early Years, Infant, Primary and Secondary school settings in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor resources and two hours of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The next closing date for application...

Funding to Help School Trusts Develop their Capacity to Grow and Take on Underperforming Schools (England) 4th March 2024

The Department for Education has announced that the second round of the Trust Capacity Fund is now open for applications. This fund aims to support School Trusts in expanding their capacity and will provide a total of £86 million from 2022 to 2025. The focus is on assisting strong trusts and schools forming trusts to take on underperforming schools in education investment areas. Grants of up to £750,000 are available, depending on the fundin...

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 29th February 2024

The Froebel Trust has launched a new call for proposals for its Research Grantts programme. The aim of the programme is to support high quality research by individual researchers and partnerships which advance knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care. The Trust is offering two types of Open Call Research Grants. Seed corn grants up to £5,000; and larger grants of u...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 19th February 2024

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 £1,200 (£20 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs who successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. SEND schools/organisations, Pupil Referral Units and Alternative Ed...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th February 2024

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to primary and secondary schools to support the teaching of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The grants are made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grant scheme. The scheme aims to enhance science education by encouraging collaboration between schools and professional scientists or engineers. Eligible applicants include primary and secondary school teach...

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

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

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 25th January 2024

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 National Garden Scheme Professional Development Grants programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliative...

Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 19th January 2024

Hospices across the UK are invited to apply for funding to deliver courses and study days specifically focused on dementia care for people nearing the end of life. Grants of up to £2,000 are available per course to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to local care home staff to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s area of operation. The funding aims to make education and t...

The Foyle Foundation to End its Grants Giving Programme (UK) 12th January 2024

The Foyle Foundation has announced that after 25 years, it will end its Grants Giving Programme in 2025. The Foundation currently awards funding in the areas of the Arts, Learning, Community, School Libraries and Health. Arts and learning charities can apply for grants through the Main Grants Scheme. This can include major building projects. Small charities can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 via the Small Grants Scheme; and...

Education Endowment Foundation Announces First Funding Round for 2024 (England) 8th January 2024

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced details of their first funding round for 2024. The Foundation funds and evaluate projects taking place in educational settings in England that will raise the attainment and wider outcomes of 2 to 19-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding round will focus on the priority areas of writing and secondary mathematics. The funding will support different types of research that will bene...

Funding for Students to Study & Work Abroad (UK) 5th January 2024

Schools, colleges and universities will soon be able to apply for funding to support students to study and work abroad during the 2024-25 academic year.  The funding, which is made available through the Government’s Turing Scheme, aims to support students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented groups, to study and work in a wide range of areas including healthcare, the environment and construction in over 16...

New Grant Scheme Launched to Support Green Careers (Wales) 13th December 2023

Organisations in Wales can now apply for funding of up to £3 million from the Sustainable Steps Wales: Green Careers grant scheme, which aims to help young people (aged 16 – 30) with disabilities and young people from ethnically minoritised communities (BAME) develop green careers. Examples of green careers could be anything from an administrative assistant for an environmental consultant, to a cook at a zero waste café, or a trainee engin...

Funding to Buy Books for School Libraries (England) 22nd November 2023

UK schools and early years’ settings can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to buy books for their libraries and encourage more children to read for pleasure. The LoveReading4Kids Funding for Schools Scheme will help schools to provide children with a range of non-curriculum books to improve their reading standards, particularly amongst children experiencing disadvantage or underrepresentation. Any grant awarded will be made in the form of cr...

New Funding Opportunity for Expressive Arts Activities (Wales) 22nd November 2023

State-maintained schools, pupil referral units, and arts and cultural organisations in Wales are now eligible to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to provide learners aged 3 to 16 with opportunities to engage in hands-on expressive arts activities. Thew funding is being provided through the Arts Council of Wales’s Have a Go fund and will support the delivery of a single-session or multi-day activity focused on one of the five disciplines wi...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 26th October 2023

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per ye...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 17th October 2023

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of young carers and children...

Grants Available to Help Tackle Digital Exclusion (Greater Manchester) 13th October 2023

Funding is available to help tackle digital exclusion in communities across Greater Manchester. The Cellnex Digital Inclusion Fund is offering grants of up to £500 for groups of local residents or community groups who want to get a new digital inclusion project or activity up and running. The funding should be used to support activities that focus on empowering communities and places; increasing confidence, skills and motivation; and/or affor...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 6th October 2023

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...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (England, Wales, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man) 18th August 2023

Bursaries are available to help hospice staff in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man improve the quality of care given to patients in need of hospice and palliative care, and to their families and carers. The Masonic Charitable Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff will support the professional development of individual staff, significantly increasing their expertise in the work they do, rather than training or updating th...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 17th August 2023

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 Professional Development Grants 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 palli...

Funding to Help with the Cost of School Uniforms and other Essential Items (Wales) 11th July 2023

The Welsh Government has launched the School Essentials Grant to help families with the cost of school uniforms and other essential items for the next school year. The grant is available to families with children in reception to year 11 who are on lower incomes and qualify for certain benefits. All looked after children qualify for the grant, whether they receive free school meals or not. The grant provides £125 per learner and £200 for lear...

Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK) 10th July 2023

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...

Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 14th June 2023

Hospice UK has announced that the Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme has re-opened for applications. The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices). Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 31st May 2023

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 Profesional Development Grants 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 pallia...

£15 Million Funding Boost to Improve Outside Learning Facilities (England) 23rd May 2023

Nurseries, schools and colleges in deprived and nature-depleted areas of England are to benefit from £15 million in government funding to enhance their biodiversity and outdoor learning facilities. The funding will help children and young people connect to nature and develop green skills by providing resources such as outdoor equipment and clothing, accessible routes to nature, outdoor teaching areas, and teaching tools such as acoustic liste...

£3 Million to Help Disadvantaged Groups Study During Cost-of-Living Crisis (UK) 24th March 2023

In recognition of the challenges that many students are facing in accessing higher education during the cost-of-living crisis, the Open University is making £3 million in support available through a series of scholarships to help disadvantaged students who would otherwise miss out on education. The Open Futures Fund will provide scholarships, bursaries, and support through five scholarship schemes to help disabled veterans, refugees or those...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 22nd March 2023

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...

Funding to Support the Education of Disadvantaged Young People (London) 24th October 2022

Charitable organisations and educational establishments working to support the education of children and young people from disadvantaged or low-income backgrounds in inner London, are invited to apply for funding from the Portal Trust. The funding will support young people below the age of 25 to access educational opportunities and help them realise their full potential. Projects should aim to widen access and participation in further and high...

Grants to Support UK-Bavarian School Partnerships (UK) 10th October 2022

Schools across the UK are invited to apply for funding to help them maintain existing links with schools in Bavaria. The funding is made available by UK-German Connection through the UK-German Exchange Fellowships programme which offers UK pupils aged 15-18 the chance to spend up to three weeks at an existing partner school in Bavaria and carry out a project on a theme of their choice. Reciprocal visits to each country will take place from Feb...

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...

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...

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...

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...

£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.