Education and Training

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 18th April 2019

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,...

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 16th April 2019

The East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, which is available to all state secondary schools in Newham. Study support weekends must have an academic focus, although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend. There must also be a clear link either to essential transferable study skills or directly to a curriculum topic. Grants of up to £4,000 are available...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK) 11th April 2019

Registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and cover the areas of social welfare; education and training; as well as Textiles and Heritage. Smaller and larger grants may also be awarded. The Charity’s Committee meets five times a year and applicat...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 9th April 2019

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 31st July 2019 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. Proj...

Teaching Physics Scholarships (UK) 9th April 2019

Talented individuals in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths have until 29th April 2019 to apply for a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year. Run by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Department for Education, the scholarships are worth up to £28,000 in tax-free funding. The scholarships are only available for eligible initial teacher training programmes in England will replace any other gov...

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 5th April 2019

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme. Grants of at least £20,000 are available to state funded secondary schools to help deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin in England. To be eligible schools need to have an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding' or ‘Good', are committed to developing a strong curriculum presence of Mandarin Chinese and can ensure students study Mandarin...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 3rd April 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 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 between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language a...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 2nd April 2019

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...

Funding Available to Increase Engineering Knowledge Among Young People (UK) 2nd April 2019

From the 22nd June 2019, schools and other organisations such as youth clubs, science festivals, museums, science centres; etc can apply for grants to develop and deliver UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young people between the ages of five to 19. Applications from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors are particularly welcomed. Grants w...

Woodroffe Benton Foundation (UK) 2nd April 2019

Charitable organisations are eligible to apply to the Woodroffe Benton Foundation for a small one-off grant in the range £500 to £2,500. Activities that may be funded will include those supporting people in need, hardship or distress; care and accommodation for the sick and elderly; education (primarily in Derbyshire) and environmental projects. Applications are considered at the Trustees' quarterly meetings with the next being in July 2019...

Nature Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2nd April 2019

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales are being invited to apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and two hours of professional outdoor training as part of the third instalment of Local School Nature Grants. Schools can choose from over 100 different products to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant scheme. The charity ha...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 29th March 2019

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants of up to £10,000 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 gra...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 28th March 2019

School Library Managers can now apply for funding from the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIF). The funding is administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. A total of £150,000 is available to innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts but projects must be completed within twelve months. The deadline for applications is Friday 31...

Funding to Engage People with Science and Technology (UK) 25th March 2019

The Spark Awards programme has re-opened and will close at 4pm on the 2nd May 2019. Grants of up to £15,000 will fund high quality programmes of novel public engagement that inspire and involve audiences with stories of science and technology. Activities must focus on astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics or accelerator science. Well-planned proposals for novel or innovativ...

Funding to Train as a Chemistry Teacher (England) 22nd March 2019

Awards of £28,000 in tax-free funding are available to up to 130 talented individuals who want to enter chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Applications opened on 31st October 2018 and will close on 28th July 2019. It is a rolling application process however 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications for the 2019/20 academ...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 15th March 2019

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and proje...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 15th March 2019

The Royal College of Pathologists has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme. 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 secondary school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. The closing date for applications is the 3rd June 2019.

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 15th March 2019

Grants of up to £360 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.

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 14th March 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities that offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a ro...

Grants to Cover Running Costs for Small Charities (UK) 14th March 2019

Grants of £300 to £1,500 are available to small charities to help them to pay for with running and core costs. The funding is available to registered charities (Community Interest Companies are excluded) working in the areas of literature, arts and heritage; social welfare; environmental causes and animal welfare; education and training; and healthcare. The funding is being made available through the Marsh Christian Trust. There are no appli...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 14th March 2019

Schools in England can apply for grants of up to £16,5000 to take pupils aged 11 and above overseas. The funding is aimed at schools with a high proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and with above-average numbers of pupil premium students. Young people are encouraged to stay with host families where possible, giving them the best opportunity to practise their language skills and be fully immersed in another culture. The funding...

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 13th March 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for funding to purchase equipment so that students can enjoy practical science, to run science enrichment projects in schools, or to enable students to participate in science events and competitions. Primary schools can apply for grants of up to £600 and secondary schools up to £1,000. The funding is being made available through the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which is on...

Food for Thought Education Fund Phase 7 Now Open (Scotland) 13th March 2019

Local Authority Schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings can apply individually or as clusters for grants of up to £2000 to develop projects to develop Food and Health as a context for learning and embed food education into their ethos. The aim of the grants is to help people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they buy, serve, and eat day by day. The funding is being made available through...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 11th March 2019

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 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to 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 Sc...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 8th March 2019

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....

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 6th March 2019

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. P...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 6th March 2019

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 to help them to achieve their organisations goals and aims. Eligible organisations will have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. The grants can be used for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education for all and strengthen disadvanta...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 5th March 2019

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

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 4th March 2019

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...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 1st March 2019

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, Wakefield 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 f...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 1st March 2019

Church of England Schools in the diocese of London that have pupils in need of financial help can apply for a grant to help with the cost of school journeys or daytrips. Grants of up to £500 for secondary schools (to a maximum of £2000 for multiple pupils) and £500 for primary schools are available. Priority is given to applications for help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally...

Funding for School Arts Visits (London) 22nd February 2019

State primary schools and special schools (primary or secondary) are eligible to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to help children to access and take part in arts activities at the many high-class institutions in London. Activities could include visits to the theatre, a musical experience or to a museum or art gallery. Grants could cover, for example, travel costs and contributions towards participation activities. The funding is being made...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 21st February 2019

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development is inviting schools to apply for a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or grants of up to £3,000 for a one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 20th February 2019

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclus...

Grants to Improve Teaching in Schools - New Funding Round (England) 20th February 2019

A new funding round for projects that improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England has re-opened. Of particular interest for this funding round are projects that maintain or improve pupil outcomes while reducing teacher workload. Organisations working in schools and other educational settings can apply. This can include further education colleges, mainstream primary...

Funding for the Expansion of Selective State Schools (England) 19th February 2019

The Department for Education has announced that it has launched a second funding round under its Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF). Up to £50 million is available in 2019/20. Local Authorities and Academy Trusts can use the funding to support the expansion of selective state funded schools where: there is a need for additional places; they have ambitious but deliverable plans for increasing access for disadvantaged pupils (pupils eligib...

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 18th February 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 17th May 2019 to apply for a grant from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assisting schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; supporting extra curricula activities (e.g. school trips, after school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations) for children and young people; and assisting...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 15th February 2019

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...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 15th February 2019

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 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...

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK) 8th February 2019

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant of up to £500 for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th February 2019

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

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 5th February 2019

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 money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 5th February 2019

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 for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 29th January 2019

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

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 28th January 2019

Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Applicat...

£2.5 Million to Boost for International Exchanges for Schools (England) 24th January 2019

The UK Government has announced a £2.5 million funding boost to ensure that more disadvantaged pupils can take part in international exchanges and visits. Later this year, schools in England will be able to apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 and above to visit partner schools around the world, giving them the chance to experience different cultures, improve language skills and build independence, character and resilience. The funding wil...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 22nd January 2019

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 ca...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 22nd January 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. Applications are assessed five times a year with the next available meeting dates being the 8th March 2019. Apply at least three weeks...

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 18th January 2019

Primary and secondary schools in the UK have until the 1st March 2019 to apply for funding to enhance physics teaching and learning. The funding is available to groups of schools working together to promote physics both with primary and secondary education. Partnerships of schools can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training. Partnerships can be a mix of maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent sch...

Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK) 16th January 2019

The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table ; that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences; and that the project has a clearly identified target...

Funding to Support Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 9th January 2019

Schools is inner London can apply for funding to encourage and support children and young people’s attainment through initiatives that help them engage with, and stay in, education. The funding is available for projects that aim to reduce truancy levels amongst pupils attending primary and secondary schools; to reduce levels of exclusions and expulsions; and improve pupil motivation, behaviour and achievement through initiatives that promote...

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 3rd January 2019

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...

Research Placement Summer 2019 Programme Now Open (UK) 6th December 2018

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

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 29th November 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...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 14th November 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclusiveness. The next deadl...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 12th November 2018

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply to a new fund set up to increase access to film education in communities across Scotland. The fund is open to local authorities, colleges and universities, cinemas, film festivals and libraries, community film clubs and societies. Funding of up to £15,000 is available for pilot projects and up to £70,000 per year for up to 2-years is available for partnership programmes. Applicants...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 25th October 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...

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...