Education and Training

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens Soon (UK) 25th April 2018

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open for application on the 25th June 2018. Grants of up to £1,000 will be 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...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 23rd April 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...

Grants to Improve Teaching in Secondary Schools - New Funding Round (England) 23rd April 2018

A new funding round for high-potential, cost effective projects to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England has just opened for applications. Schools, colleges and other organisations working in educational settings have until 5pm on the 5th July 2018 to apply to Round 14 of the Education Endowment Foundation’s grant programme. This Round seeks applications f...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 19th April 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 Japane...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th April 2018

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to support the teaching of microbiology has announced that the next application deadline to its Science Education and Outreach grant scheme is the 1st October 2018. The scheme is open to Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an impr...

Grants for Physics-based Events and Activities (UK & Ireland) 13th April 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to schools, organisations and individuals for running physics-based events and activities that raise public awareness of, and engagement with, contemporary physics especially for those not previously interested in the subject. Funded projects should also inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics; reach adult and family audiences beyond the classroom and dev...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 11th April 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 31st May 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 - including hom...

Funding Available to Reduce Social Isolation Through the Teaching of Digital Skills (Scotland) 11th April 2018

Community groups and not for profit organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help reduce isolation and improve job opportunities through the teaching of digital skills. The funding is being made available through the Digital Participation Charter Fund. To date, this fund has supported 143 organisations to help 15,000 vulnerable people gain basic digital skills. All organisations which are funded become signatories...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 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...

£1 Million Available for Projects that Improve Education and Learning (UK) 6th April 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that build on proven models of success or test new approaches to education and learning. Projects must support Edge’s plan for education and focus on technical and professional learning and skills shortages in the UK. They must also address in detail at least one of the funding themes: Improve t...

Department for Education to Test Approaches to Support Teachers Returning To Work (West Midlands and South East of England) 3rd April 2018

Schools from across the West Midlands and the South East are being asked to take part in a government programme designed to help teachers return to the classroom after a career break. Together with schools in these areas, the Department for Education will test the best approach to supporting teachers who have taken time out of their careers, providing funding to help them after they return to the classroom. It’s part of the drive to help sch...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 28th March 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...

Support for Teachers Returning to Work After a Break (West Midlands and South east of England) 26th March 2018

A pilot project to support teachers in returning to work following a break has been announced by the UK department of Education. Rolling out in two areas initially from May 2018, the project package includes support for continuous professional development, funding for National Professional Qualifications and the development of a free website for schools to publish vacancies.

More Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (England) 22nd March 2018

New Breakfast Clubs are due to start in schools in England in Spring 2018 thanks to additional funding. A share of £72 million will help create opportunities and raise education standards in 12 Opportunity Areas – the most disadvantaged areas of England. Magic Breakfast and Family Action will be offered the additional UK Government funding - cash generated by the soft drinks industry levy - to start up new clubs, to encourage more children...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th March 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...

New £4 Million Fund to Improve Alternative Provision in Education (England) 20th March 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new £4 million Fund to develop projects that will deliver better outcomes for children in Alternative Provision and to extend evidence-based projects to new settings. Alternative provision (AP) is education for children and young people whose educational needs cannot be met in a mainstream or special school. The DfE expect to fund approximately 10-15 projects. The level of funding that is pro...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 16th March 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 25th May 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that includ...

Matched Funding for Books for Primary Schools (UK) 16th March 2018

A total of £3million has been allocated to a scheme whereby all Schools in the UK purchasing books from an online retailer can apply for match funding of the same amount – effectively doubling the value of their order. Books can be purchased online, by phone or by email with no limit on the number of times each school can apply. The offer is from BookLife and is open until the end of July 2018.

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th March 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 27th April 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 app...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Countryside; Literacy, Numeracy and Science (UK) 14th March 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 countryside; literacy, numeracy and science. 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 registered charitie...

Funding for School Breakfasts (Scotland) 13th March 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 Classical Association Grants (UK) 8th March 2018

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2018. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to institutions offering courses in Greek, Latin and classical civilisation; and bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development. The Association will also suppo...

Grants of up to £500,000 Available to Improve the Performance of Schools (England) 5th March 2018

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has launched a new funding round through the Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF). This SSIF supports schools most in need of improving their performance and pupil attainment. The improvement can include, improving leadership, governance, teaching methods and approaches, and financial health and efficiency. Eligible applicants should be a designated teaching school, a multi-academy trust (...

Tax-free Funding to Train as a Chemistry Teacher (England) 5th March 2018

Awards of £28,000 in tax-free funding are available to up to 140 talented individuals who want to enter chemistry teacher training in England in the 2018/19 academic year. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Eligible applicants will be taking up a training place on a secondary teaching course that leads to QTS (pre-16); hold a chemistry or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of a 2:1...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 2nd March 2018

A competition to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science has re-opened for applications. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for 10 winning ideas that help disadvantaged children and teenagers to recognise and then realise their academic potential. The competition is free to enter, open to any teacher working in Engl...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 28th February 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 R...

Schools Invited to Enter the Shell Bright Ideas Challenge (UK) 26th February 2018

Secondary school students, aged 11-14 have the opportunity to enter the Shell Bright Ideas Challenge. Now in its third year, the challenge invites young people to use their creativity, problem solving, teamwork and STEM skills to devise innovative solutions that could power cities of the future. “What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live?”. Cash prizes of £750-£5,000 a...

Public Engagement Spark Awards - £15,000 Available to Highlight Science and Technology Achievements (UK) 22nd February 2018

The Science and Technology Facilities(STFC) Council has announced that its Public Engagement Spark Awards will re-open for applications on the 28th February 2018. Individuals and organisations such as STFC scientists and engineers, facility users, schools, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups can apply for awards of up to £15,000 to encourage and support novel, high-quality public engagement activities that highlight...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 21st February 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...

Funding for Small Charities for Projects Addressing Social and Educational Needs within their Community (UK) 21st February 2018

Registered charities with an income of less than £100,000 per year can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the Thomas Wall Trust for projects that meet the educational and social needs of their communities. The Trust is particularly keen on supporting projects that are innovative in some way. Grant awards are specifically for project costs and the Trust awards grants to approximately 30 organisations each year. The closing date for ap...

Grants for Schools and Young Peoples Projects (Southwark) 19th February 2018

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 9th February 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...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 13th February 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...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 12th February 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...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 9th February 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...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 8th February 2018

The London Mathematical Society has announced that Mathematics Teachers throughout the UK can apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations or to cover the costs of external trainers in schools/educational institutions. The aim of the grant is to facilitate mathematical professional development to allow teachers in UK schools/educational institutions to...

Bright Ideas Challenge for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 6th February 2018

Secondary school students, aged 11-14, across Great Britain are being given the opportunity to win Prizes for their school by imagining what cities could look like in 2050. Organised by Shell; the Bright Ideas Challenge invites students to imagine how cities of the future might be powered. The winning team could win up to £5,000 to enable their school to super-size its science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) offering. Prizes inclu...

Scottish Government Announces £120 Million Pupil Equity Funding (Scotland) 6th February 2018

Scotland’s schools are in line to receive a share of over £120 million next year to help close the poverty-related attainment gap. Pupil Equity Funding is being allocated to 2,387 schools in 2018/19. The money will be spent at the discretion of teachers and school leaders on localised initiatives to close the poverty related attainment gap. The £120 million Pupil Equity Funding forms part of the £179 million Attainment Scotland Fund for...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 5th February 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...

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

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 1st February 2018

Young people aged 16 or 17 by 31 August 2018 living in the UK who are studying and interested in science - especially ecology, geography, geology or the environment have until Friday the 22nd June to apply for one of 15 scholarships offered by the Field Studies Council. The Awards cover 85% of the costs of a 5-day residential course held in Shropshire (travel bursaries may also be available). The Scholarships represent a long-term opportunit...

Grants to Support Improvements in Science Education (England) 30th January 2018

A new research funding stream has been launched with the aim of closing the science attainment and progression gap between disadvantaged pupils aged 5 – 16 and their more affluent peers. Researchers, school teachers, experts in formal learning or those working in an education setting within a charity, social enterprise or local authority, are invited to submit proposals for practical school interventions. Supported approaches will focus on...

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 26th January 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment. To be eligible the school needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Secondary Education Programme. There is a two stage application process and the deadline for submitting stage one applications is the 10...

Halifax Foundation Community Grants (Northern Ireland) 25th January 2018

Registered Charities thinking of applying to the Halifax Foundation's Community Grants programme for Northern Ireland have chance to take part in one of two One-to-One Pre-Application Information Sessions on Tuesday 6th March 2018 and Thursday 15th March 2018. The sessions are designed to support charities who are applying for the first time or who have previously made unsuccessful applications. Grants usually average between £3,000-£4,000...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 25th January 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. ...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 24th January 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 Foyles 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 de...

Wingate Foundation - Jewish Life and Learning Grant (UK) 24th January 2018

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Jewish Life and Learning Grants Programme is open for applications. Through this grants programme, the Foundation aims to encourage Jewish cultural, academic and educational life in a manner that enhances the Jewish contribution to the life of the wider community. In particular, applications are invited from academic institutions specialising in Jewish subjects and from bodies promoting Jewish cult...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 19th January 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that for chemistry and the chemical sciences to prosper; it must attract, develop and retain a diverse community of talented people. The Inclusion and Diversity fund has been created to provide financial support of up to £5,000 to members, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations to enable them to develop innovative products, activities and research projects which...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 18th January 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme 2017. Under this scheme grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to run a project that engages audiences such as school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Large Grants Scheme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 11th January 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 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...

£1 Million Available This Year to Support Good Causes (UK) 8th January 2018

Wesleyan, the specialist financial mutual, aims to give up to £1 million a year to good causes throughout the UK. Every quarter Wesleyan invites its customers and supporters of the chosen causes to vote for the cause they would most like to support. The more votes a cause gets, the bigger the share of support it receives.The Foundation supports both local community groups and charities nationwide. Its four core themes are health; education; s...

Grants of up to £1,000 Available to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects (UK) 8th January 2018

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