Education and Training

Grants to Support Residential Outdoor Education Centres Impacted by the Covid-19 Crisis (Scotland) 26th November 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has launched a £2 million recovery fund to support third and private sector residential outdoor education centres in Scotland that have been financially impacted by the crisis and subsequent restrictions on residential stays. The Covid-19 Residential Outdoor Education Centre Support Fund, administered by YouthLink Scotland, will have two separate rounds. Round one will aim to cover...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 23rd November 2020

From the 1st December 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...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 23rd November 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 for Local Community Projects (Greater London & South Wales) 23rd November 2020

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for community projects in Greater London and South Wales. The £40,000 UK Community Challenge is open to a wide range of existing local groups and individuals (once they form a team) or community organisations (including schools) to start new projects in their community, from the portfolio of ideas on the ChangeX website that address digital skills, environmental sustainability and community pr...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 20th November 2020

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 Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th November 2020

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...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th November 2020

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...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 17th November 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. Initiatives supported i...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK & Republic of Ireland) 16th November 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is making grants of up to £25,000 available to universities, consortia of organisations, individuals, charities and other not-for-profit organisations to support the design and implementation of chemistry outreach programmes for school students. Through their Chemistry for All Outreach Grants: Putting Research into Practice, the RSC are seeking applications which interpret the findings from their Chemistry...

Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme (UK) 10th November 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available to clusters of schools to work with partner schools overseas. The funding can be used to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date. The funding is being m...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 9th November 2020

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....

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th November 2020

UK schools, colleges or home school groups 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:...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 4th November 2020

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 2021. 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...

Grants for Emergency Laptops (Southwark) 3rd November 2020

The Newcomen Collett Foundation has announced that funding for emergency laptops is available to pupils attending a senior school in Southwark. To be eligible schools must apply on behalf of a pupil. The laptop will become the property of the pupil. Schools must select pupils who are in the greatest financial need and schools can apply for a maximum of 5 laptops. The funding is in the form of grants are up to £300. In particular circumstan...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 2nd November 2020

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...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 2nd November 2020

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Hull; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; Wakefield; and West Lothian 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 of up to £600; Infant and Junior schools up to...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 2nd November 2020

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings in the North of England can apply for funding of up to £100,000 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 communicatio...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 2nd November 2020

The Ford Britain Trust has announced that its large grants programme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that focuses on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications is the 31st...

Arts-Based Learning Fund to Re-opens for Applications (UK) 30th October 2020

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund will re-open to applications on the 30th October 2020. The Foundation will accept applications from arts organisations that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not...

The Foyle School Library Scheme Re-opens for Applications (UK) 26th October 2020

The Foyle Foundation has re-opened its Schools Library Programme.  State funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference w...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (North of England) 21st October 2020

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition is now open for applications.  The competition aims 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. Grants of up to £25,000 over two years are available to te...

Grants for Education Projects (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 16th October 2020

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...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 16th October 2020

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...

Competition Opens for New Wave of Institutes of Technology (England) 15th October 2020

The competition for the second wave of new Institutes of Technology (IoT) has been launched by the UK Government. Eight new state of the art Institutes will bring together colleges, universities and employers, to offer higher level technical training in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including digital, construction, advanced manufacturing and engineering. £120 million has been made available for this second wave t...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 13th October 2020

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 for Projects to Increase Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (UK) 9th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for people aged 11 or older in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is the 30th April 2021. Grants will be awarded in July 2021.

Funding to Improve the Mental Health of Students (England) 8th October 2020

Funding of £1 million is being made available to higher education providers in England to improve mental health support for students. The Office for Students has re-launched the Mental Health Funding competition and is inviting universities and colleges to develop and implement projects that provide targeted approaches to improving mental health for particular groups of students who may be more at risk, and strengthen links between the health...

New Remote Education Support for Schools, Colleges and Teachers (England) 7th October 2020

Additional remote education support to help children learn at home if they have to self-isolate is being made available to Schools, colleges, teachers and pupils across England. As part of the package, the Government will provide an additional 100,000 laptops to support children most in need if they are required to learn at home. Over £1 million of additional funding will also be invested to expand the EdTech Demonstrator programme which prov...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 5th October 2020

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...

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund (UK) 5th October 2020

Charities, schools, and community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK. Applications are likely to be more successful if they meet one or more of the funds priorities. These are connecting the community; providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community; relieving poverty; improving the health and w...

Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 2nd October 2020

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start a; or improve their breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Schools are...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 22nd September 2020

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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 17th September 2020

The Childs Charitable 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 justice: All areas of Christian education. No minimum or maximum grant level is published,...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 14th September 2020

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...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 14th September 2020

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 16 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...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Re-open for Applications (UK) 9th September 2020

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Public Engagement Spark Awards has re-opened for applications. Awards of up to £15,000 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 focus on a topic within the Council’s remit. This can include astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle ph...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 8th September 2020

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 December 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...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 4th September 2020

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...

£8 Million Programme to Boost Pupil and Teacher Wellbeing (England) 2nd September 2020

The UK Government has put new funding in place to help teachers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health. Support from the new £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return programme will be available in schools and colleges in England from September to provide them with access to resources and the knowledge they need to improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the pandemic on their students and staff...

Governemnt Announces £1 Billion Coronavirus Catch-Up Premium for Schools (England) 1st September 2020

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. The Government has also launched a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and you...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 18th August 2020

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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 6th August 2020

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 for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 27th July 2020

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...

Government Scheme Launched to Support Universities at Risk of Insolvency (England) 23rd July 2020

English Universities facing severe financial difficulties and at risk of insolvency as a result of the coronavirus will be able to apply for further Government support in the form of repayable loans. Any funding offered through the Higher Education Restructuring Regime will come with conditions to be determined on a case-by-case basis to ensure institutions make changes that will enable them to make a strong contribution to the nation’s futu...

Foyle Foundation Re-opens its Main Grants Programme (UK) 20th July 2020

The Foyle Foundation, which is one of the UK’s largest grant making charity, has announced that its Main Grants Programme has re-opened for applications to support charities with a core remit of the Arts or Learning. In light of the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation has revised its criteria and will change to make one-year grants only (no multi-year grants) to charities that can demonstrate ongoing financial stabi...

Funding for Schools Incurring Additional Costs Due to the Coronavirus (England) 1st July 2020

The Government has announced extra funding and support for schools to cover the exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) up to the end of the 2019 to 2020 summer term. Funding will be available for all state-funded mainstream and special schools, and alternative provision. This can relate to additional costs associated with catering for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers; support; the provision of free...

Extra Support for New Teachers Amid Surge in Applications (North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester) 29th June 2020

The UK Government has announced a boost to the training and development for up to 5,000 new teachers amid a surge in applications to join the teaching profession since the outbreak of coronavirus. The new induction programme, based on the Early Career Framework, will be launched in the North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester from autumn 2020, ahead of a national rollout in 2021. Up to 2,000 new teachers in these areas will benef...

Billion Pound Package to Tackle the Impact of Lost Teaching Time due to Covid-19 (England) 23rd June 2020

The UK Government has launched a £1 billion catch up package to tackle the impact of lost teaching time due to the Covid19 pandemic. £650 million will be shared across state-maintained primary and secondary schools over the 2020/21 academic year to allow head teachers to provide extra support to children who have fallen behind while out of school, particularly for those who are most disadvantaged. Head teachers will decide how the money is s...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 9th June 2020

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...

Funding to Increase Mental Health Support in Schools (Wales) 21st May 2020

The Welsh Government have announced £3.75 million of funding for mental health in schools that will include new support for children under the age of 11 (year 6). An increase in demand for mental health support among younger people is anticipated as a result of social restrictions and school closures due to the coronavirus. Currently young people from the age of 11 up to the age of 18 receive support from school counselling services. This new...

Technology Support for Children and Schools during Coronavirus (England) 30th April 2020

The Department for Education has issued guidance for schools and colleges on how to get internet access, digital devices and support to provide remote education for disadvantaged children and schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This will include digital devices such as laptops and tablets as well as internet access. Laptops and tablets will be provided for disadvantaged families, children and young people who do not currently...

International School Exchange for Disadvantaged Students (England) 11th March 2020

Travel grants of up to £15,000 are now available for schools and further education colleges in England to take pupils aged 9-19 years on international school visits. The funding has been available through a new £2.5 million Department for Education programme; in partnership with the British Council and will be principally focused on supporting children from a disadvantaged background and schools with above-average numbers of students receivi...

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...

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...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th August 2019

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.

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...