Education and Training

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 27th January 2020

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme has re-opened for application. 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...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 24th January 2020

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 School and Youth Residential Trips (Scotland) 23rd January 2020

Youth Groups, Schools, Colleges, and registered charities in Scotland working with young people aged 8 to 25 years can apply for funding through the Scottish Youth Hostelling Association (SYHA) Explorer Fund. The fund aims to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in a school or youth group residential trip to build confidence, resilience, social and employability skills. The fund will cover the cost of accommodation as wel...

Funding for International School Exchanges (England) 22nd January 2020

Travel grants of up to £15,000 are now available for secondary school and further education colleges in England to take your pupils on international school visits, through a new Department for Education programme in partnership with the British Council. The visit can be used to enhance any curriculum subject teaching: it does not have to be a language exchange, although these are welcomed. The grants are aimed at young people from disadvanta...

Funding Available for Projects that Help Young People Support Each Other On the Move Up to Secondary School (England) 22nd January 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to schools and community organisations in England for peer to peer support projects focused on improving children’s wellbeing during the period in which they move from primary to secondary school. The funding is being made available through the Co-op Foundation’s #iwill Fund and it is anticipated that up to 8 projects will be supported. The Co-op Foundation welcome applications from organisations wor...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 17th January 2020

From the 1st May 2020, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 towards 50% of the cost of capital projects. A total of around £1.75 million will be allocated each year to new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology or information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects invo...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 16th January 2020

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. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £2,000 and large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects inc...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 14th January 2020

The Scottish Library and Information Council has announced that the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIC) has re-opened for applications. School Library Managers in Scottish state schools are able to apply for funding to support innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. Previously supported include a teenage sensory reading programme in the Highlands and a mental health and wellbeing initiative in Clackmannanshire. There are no...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 10th January 2020

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 school students, undergraduates, health professionals or local communities with pathology. All proposals must include the involvement of pathologists and/or labo...

Track 2000 Legacy Fund (Wales) 10th January 2020

Registered small-medium size charities, community voluntary groups or small social enterprises based in South Wales with an income of £500,000 or less can apply for funding of between £5,000 and £35,000 through the Track 2000 Legacy Fund. Funding is available for projects relating to Education and Training, Environmental Improvements and Strengthening Disadvantaged Communities who face poverty or hardship. Projects can last for up to 2 ye...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 9th January 2020

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equip...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 9th January 2020

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, Colleges and Universities wishing to apply...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 6th January 2020

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings 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; supportin...

Funding for School Arts Visits (London) 24th December 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...

Funding for Projects that Advance Education and Tackle Poverty (Lancashire) 19th December 2019

Small voluntary and community groups, charities and community interest companies operating in Lancashire can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects which enable children and young people to advance their education, help older people, the blind or disabled. Projects should be innovative and transformational and enhance the capacity of Lancashire’s voluntary sector. The grants are being made through the WO Street Transformation Fun...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 18th December 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activ...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 18th December 2019

The Childs Charitable Trust has re-opened for applications with a closing date of the 29th February 2020. The Trust offers grants to registered and excepted Christian charities based in the UK and operating in countries worldwide. Projects will be considered that fall into the following categories: Working in schools and with vulnerable and disengaged young people in the UK: All aspects of Christian outreach: Society i.e. social action and jus...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 17th December 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 Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2019

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 Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 17th December 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 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, sup...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 11th December 2019

The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi), which aims to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce, has announced that it will launch a new call for proposals through its VocTech Seed fund on the 21st January 2020. VocTech Seed offers grants of up to £50,000 for innovative ideas that use digital technology for vocational learning. As the name suggests, VocTech Seed is intended to support innovative and creative projects at a relatively early...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 6th December 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...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th December 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 March 2020. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and institutions offering extra-mural courses in Greek, Latin, and classical civilisation; bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development, notably the British Sch...

Funding to Support Refugee Education for Children Affected by the Syria Crisis (UK / International) 5th December 2019

The Al Madad Foundation has announced that it has launched a new funding round under its Education Grant Scheme. Up to £250,000 is available to support Innovative Solutions within Refugee Education in the Middle East affecting children as a result of the Syrian crisis. The fund is open to UK based organisations operating within the Middle East for innovative projects that make education safe and accessible for refugees; improve the quality...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th December 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 to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 3rd December 2019

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

Grants for Schools and Young People’s Projects (Southwark) 29th November 2019

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until the 7th February 2020 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 a...

Funding Available to Improve the Yorkshire Landscape (Yorkshire) 28th November 2019

Community groups, schools and voluntary groups in Yorkshire who need support for initiatives such as improving wildlife areas, running outdoor education activities, creating tree trails or orchards or regenerating local woodland can now apply for grants of up to £4000. The Trees for Life Fund will support projects that increase tree cover, improve access to woodland, enhance habitats and provide environmental education. The next closing date...

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 22nd November 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...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 22nd November 2019

Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 14th November 2019

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 Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 12th November 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...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 8th November 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...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 5th November 2019

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% 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...

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

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...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th November 2019

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 support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resource...

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

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 28th February 2020. 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 f...

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 31st October 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...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 30th October 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...

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

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 Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 29th October 2019

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises based in South Wales can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education and strengthen disadvantaged communities. To be eligible organisations will need to have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. Grants can cover revenue and capital c...

Applications for Nuffield Research Placements Are Now Open (UK) 18th October 2019

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK are able to apply for a bursary to develop their research and quantitative skills. Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scienti...

Funding to Promote Public Engagement and Teaching of MicroBiology (UK) 14th October 2019

Grants of up to £1000 are available for a variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. Funding is available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology. Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society who reside in the UK or Republic of I...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 10th October 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....

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 8th October 2019

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton can apply for a 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 o...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 4th October 2019

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...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 3rd October 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...

New Fund Launched to Improve Business Digital Capabilities (Scotland) 1st October 2019

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 £100,000 or up to five years are available. The programme is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Lanarkshire Enterprise Servi...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th September 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...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 6th September 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...

Travel Grants for International School Visits (England) 29th August 2019

Travel grants are now available to enable groups of secondary school pupils to visit a partner school in any country (Europe, or wider World) for a minimum of four nights. Visits can be used to enhance curriculum teaching, improve language learning or help build soft skills. Priority is given to applications that feature young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as visitors or hosts. Offered through a new £2.5 million Department for Educati...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th August 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 of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 14th August 2019

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...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 13th August 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...

Funding for Local Employment and Training Projects (North East) 7th August 2019

Third sector and small organisations in Tees Valley are invited to apply to a new £2.7 million grants programme aimed at improving employment and social inclusion. The Tees Valley Community Grants Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to run projects, which must support unemployed or inactive people aged 16 and above to enable them to progress towards employment, education or training. Applications are accessed on a month...

£33.5 Million to Support Schools to Improve (England) 26th July 2019

A new £17 million Trust Capacity Fund will be launched in September to encourage high-performing academy trusts to provide assistance to schools that are most in need of school improvement. The funding will be available until the end of the financial year. The Fund will also be available to support smaller academy trusts that wish to merge into existing or new academy trusts, creating new clusters of schools and provide high-potential acade...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 24th July 2019

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

Grants Available to Support the Teaching of Physics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 11th July 2019

From the 1st September 2019, primary and secondary schools in the UK will be able to apply to become an Ogden school partnership and access 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 mainta...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 12th June 2019

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 to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 20th May 2019

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply for funding 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 are encou...

WWI Classroom Project Grants Available to Secondary Schools (Scotland) 3rd May 2019

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 arou...