Education and Training

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

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 9th February 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assist schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; support extra curricula activities (e.g. school trips, after school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations) for children and young people...

National Express Foundation Grants (West Midlands, East London & South Essex) 19th February 2018

Community groups and education institutions in the former West Midlands county and in the areas of East London and South Essex, can apply for funding for projects that support young people to continue with their education and positively engage with their communities. Colleges and universities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year to distribute to disadvantaged students as bursaries to complete higher education courses; and Community...

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 16th February 2018

A competition to find the country's best teachers and some fresh, imaginative and practical ways to raise attainment among disadvantaged students in literacy, numeracy and/or science re-opens on 23rd February 2018. Funding of up to £15,000 will be available for 10 winning ideas that help disadvantaged children and teenagers to recognise and then realise their academic potential. The competition is free to enter, open to any teacher working in...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 15th February 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 16th March 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that incl...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 14th February 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for innovative projects that improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce using digital technology. The grants aim to support projects at a relatively early stage of development to the point where they can demonstrate their potential to customers or funders and reach the market. The funding is being made available through the UFI Charitable Trust’s VocTech Fund and will support projects lasting up...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 13th February 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to schools to help promote Latin and Roman studies. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics. Grants are also awarded to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and has recently made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and th...

Ernest Cook Trust Grants Programme (UK) 13th February 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people's interest in the countryside; and literacy, numeracy and science can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT). The Trust operates two grant making programmes. The small grants programme (under £4,000); and the large grants programme (grants between £4,000 and £12,000). The small grants programme deals mainly with requests for support from state schools and...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 12th February 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society's Small Grants programme. The awards support projects with an education or youth focus. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50% of the total budget. Applications may be...

Funding to Tackle Religious-Based-Hate Crime Affecting Students (England) 12th February 2018

Universities and Colleges in England have until noon on the 28th February to submit expressions of interest to apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that tackle religious-based hate crime affecting students. The funding is being made available through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund and the funding is available to Universities and Colleges directly funded by the HEFCE. Funded projects will...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 9th February 2018

UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5 - 19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Previous projects to receive funding include Ampleforth College for a...

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

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

Funding for School Science Projects (UK) 8th February 2018

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. The aim is to make the teaching of science more interesting within primary and secondary schools. The Partnership grants scheme allows teachers to increase their scientific knowledge and to give scientists and engineers the chance to...

Grants to Engage Young People and Adults in Science and the Arts (North West of England) 7th February 2018

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England can apply for grants for projects that will encourage and promote the sciences and the arts. Projects that will engage and inspire people of all ages to take an interest in science are particularly welcome. Previously, grants of £500 to £60,000 have been awarded to support a wide range of activities and have included capital costs for buildings, work in sch...

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

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

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 5th February 2018

Registered Charities and Educational Institutions providing support for children/young people, the elderly and people with disabilities mainly in London but also around the UK are eligible to apply for one-off grants of up to £3,000 or larger, multi-year grants of £5,000 to £40,000. Grants are available towards special projects, capital and core costs such as salaries, rent and utilities. Applications are particularly welcome that support...

Grants to Attend German Language Courses (UK) 5th February 2018

UK schools are being offered the opportunity to send students to one of three two-week German language course this summer. Each course is for 12 pupils and one accompanying teacher and will take place in three different locations in Germany in July and August (dates to be confirmed). The deadline for applications is the 1st March 2018. Two Options are available: Option One is for pupils who are currently in year 12 (England, Wales) / year 13 (...

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

As part of the WWI Commemorative Programme, secondary schools can get help with the cost of making a visit to any First World War Western Front battlefield site. Grants of up to £2,000 per visit are available up to and including the 2018–19 school year. The aim is to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Any Scottish secondary school can apply for a subsidy. Funding...

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

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

Grants of £150,000 Available to Support Effective Arts Based Learning in Primary Schools (UK) 1st February 2018

Partnerships consisting of arts/cultural organisations and primary schools have until the 23rd March 2918 to apply for grants of up to £150,000 to support the delivery of effective arts-based teaching and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. The aim of the funding is to fund projects that help teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience to deliver effective arts-based lear...

Funding Available for Projects that Engage Young People in Engineering (UK) 31st January 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 are available to schools and other educational organisations that engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The grants are also available for projects that improve wider engineering literacy. The closing date for applications is the 6th April 2018.

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

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

Hanfod Cymru Small Grant Scheme Now Open for 2018 (Wales) 30th January 2018

Registered Charities can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to deliver projects that address the educational, artistic, cultural and social needs of people living in Wales. Supported projects will include (but not exclusively support) those that encourage the usage or acquisition of the Welsh language. Grants of a few hundred pounds up to £10,000 are available for up to 100% of project costs. Priority is given to practical initiatives rooted...

Funding for Research to Develop and Test Ideas for Teacher Retention (England) 29th January 2018

Research grants of between £75,000 and £750,000 are available to researchers, school leaders and teachers in England to test ideas that aim to support science teachers to remain in the profession for longer. The research project can last for up to three years. Areas of research could include (but are not limited to): Teacher mentoring programmes; continuing professional development; reducing teacher workload; support for teacher wellbeing;...

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme Now Open for 2018 (UK) 29th January 2018

The Sutton Trust has re-opened its Summer Schools programme for applications. The Summer Schools programme provides students from non-privileged backgrounds with an opportunity to taste student life. During previous application rounds, the programme has provided an opportunity to over 1700 students to experience student life at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King's College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL....

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

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

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

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

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 25th January 2018

Classics for All, which aims to develop the teaching of classics such as Latin, Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history in UK state schools has opened its 2018 grants programme. In 2018 the funding focus remains on supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools or consortia of state schools especially in areas where there is limited or no access to school provision.  Classics for All aims to reach 200 new schools...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 24th January 2018

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyles Foundation Schools Library Programme. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly de...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 24th January 2018

The Health Foundation, which is an independent health and health care charity has announced that the Q Initiative will re-open for applications in the spring 2018. Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join the Q programme. This is a fully funded programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. F...

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

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

Grant Scheme to Promote Understanding of Ecology (UK) 23rd January 2018

Schools, museums, libraries and community groups are able to apply for grants to promote ecological science. The funding is available for projects that increase public understanding of, and engagement with ecology. Applications from museums and schools are welcome but projects must involve significant outreach beyond schools. Projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered. The maximum award is £2,000....

Funding for Library Innovators Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 22nd January 2018

The Carnegie UK Trust has launched the third funding round of the ‘Carnegie Library Lab' programme. The Library Lab programme is designed to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector across the UK and Ireland. The Trust are looking for applications from individual library staff working in early and mid-management roles across the UK and Ireland. Successful applicants will work with the Trust as Carnegie Pa...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 20th January 2018

The Institute of Mathematics has announced that individuals working in Schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) can apply for funding of up to £600 to run or attend an educational activity relating to mathematics. Activities supported include hosting a mathematics event, e.g. Maths Trails, Maths Competitions; attendance at appropriate conferences; travel expenses to attend appropriate events; or supp...

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

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

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

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

Government Unlocks £330 Million from Dormant Bank Accounts for Good Causes (UK) 12th January 2018

The UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Big Lottery Fund will be involved in the distribution of up to £300 million pounds released from dormant bank and building society accounts. The money will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities, social enterprises and other good causes over the next four years. Through Big Lottery, up to £50 million will be...

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships (UK) 12th January 2018

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Teacher Training Scholarships is mid night on the 29th January 2018. The IOP offers teacher training scholarships, worth £28,000 (tax free) for people in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths. Scholarships also include a package of benefits such as Institute membership and early career mentoring. 150 scholarships are a...

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

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. These can be both for one-off events or a larger programme of activities. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 10th January 2018

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation has announced that the next applications deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2018. Through its grant making programme cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale projects. Gra...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 8th January 2018

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme, which provides grants to community and voluntary groups to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England will re-open for applications on the 15th January 2018. Grants totalling £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects that address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their oppo...

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

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

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

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

Young People into Education and Employment Fund (South Yorkshire) 8th January 2018

Small, locally based groups or organisations in South Yorkshire that have a clear understanding of the needs of young people can apply for grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to support community groups running projects that increase employment and education opportunities for young people. This could involve increasing the work ready skills of young people; work placement opportunities; apprenticeships for young people; etc. The fund is particularly...

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

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

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 3rd January 2018

The Shine Trust which funds projects that help disadvantaged young people to realise their academic potential, has announced that the Let Teachers SHINE competition will re-open for applications on the 23rd February 2018. 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. Funding of up to £15,000 will be...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 3rd January 2018

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charit...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 29th December 2017

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 through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme. In particular, the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develo...

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (Scotland) 27th December 2017

Employers in Scotland who partner with colleges to deliver in-work skills training now have have until the 28th February 2018 to apply for up to £10,000 of funding from the Flexible Working Development Fund. Funding will be available from the Scottish Government to organisations across the private, public and third sectors who are subject to the UK Government's Apprenticeship Levy. Employers will be able to train members of their workforce an...

UK - German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 22nd December 2017

Schools and Youth groups in the UK and Germany can now apply for funding of between £500 and £5,000 from the UK German Connection Flexible Funding Scheme. This scheme aims to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on the following current themes: World War 1; and Our future in Europe - maintaining the UK-German connection. Supported activities must be joint an...

£170m Competition Launched for New Institutes of Technology (England) 21st December 2017

Employers, Higher and Further Education Institutions and Training providers can now apply for a share of £170m to establish prestigious new Institutes of Technology (IoTs), which will specialise in delivering the higher level technical skills that employers need. A country wide network of IoT's established by collaborations between employers, HE and FE colleges will specialise in science, technology, engineering and maths and deliver training...

Nuffield Foundation - Research Placements Reopen for Applications (UK) 19th December 2017

Application deadlines for the Nuffield Foundations Research Placements programme have just been announced. Open to candidates on a regional basis, students in their first year of A-levels, AS-levels, BTEC, Scottish Highers, or the International Baccalaureate studying all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths, are eligible to apply. Nuffield Research Placements offer students participation in authentic, hands-on research projects...

Education Endowment Foundation Launches News Funding Round for Professional Development and Leadership in Early Years Education (England) 19th December 2017

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Department for Education (DfE) are looking to fund and evaluate early years education projects focussed on professional development and leadership, in order to improve the learning and development of children from low income families aged 0-5. This funding round is intended to complement and build on high levels of interest in the Nuffield Foundation and EEF's recent call for proposals to test promi...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 15th December 2017

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 20th February 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - includin...

John Watsons Trust (Scotland with pref. for Edinburgh and the Lothians) 14th December 2017

The John Watson's Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 26th January 2018. The trust awards grants primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Grants may be awarded Scotland wide depending on each individual case. Both individuals and organisations may apply for...

Funding for Community Projects (North East) 14th December 2017

The next closing date for applications to the Sir James Knott Trust is 1st March 2018. The Trust supports community projects in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, including Hartlepool, that help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England. A range of projects can be supported and the areas under which community groups can apply are: Arts and Culture; Community Issues and Events; Educat...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 13th December 2017

State funded schools as well as dedicated schools that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyles Foundation Schools Library Programme. This programme recognises that there is no statutory requirement for schools to have a library and that many school libraries are in a desperate situation through underfunding and underdevelopment. Priority will be given to primary schools and to funding library boo...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 13th December 2017

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...

Grants to Engage Young People and Adults in Science and the Arts (North West of England) 11th December 2017

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to approach the Granada Foundation with imaginative proposals for projects that will encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. The Foundation aims to make the region a richer and more attractive place in which to live and work. Currently, applications from projects that will engage and inspire people of all...

Funding for Sensory Equipment (UK) 10th December 2017

The Lord's Taverners and BT officially opened a brand-new BT and Experia funded multi-sensory cabin for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich. The funding has been made available through the Lords Taverners Sensory packages and sensory small grants programme. Thomas Wolsey School is now the 30th school to benefit from the partnership between the Lord's Taverners and BT, that has been running s...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 8th December 2017

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

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (UK) 7th December 2017

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies has announced the next closing date for applications is the 1st February 2018. The Society makes grants 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. The Committee also makes awards to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and has recently made money avail...

Teacher Training Scholarship Re-opens for Applications (England) 7th December 2017

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has announced that it has re-opened its Teacher Training Scholarships for applications. During the 2018/19 academic year, tax free funding of £28,000 tax-free funding will be available to 140 individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Applications are now open and will close on 31 July 2018. The RSC are r...

Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 6th December 2017

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants gas re-opened for applications until the 28th February 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special educational needs...

Physics Teacher Training Scholarships (England) 6th December 2017

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Teacher Training Scholarships is mid night on the 3rd January 2018. The IOP offers teacher training scholarships, worth £28,000 (tax free) for people in England who would like to train to teach physics or physics with maths. Scholarships also include a package of benefits such as Institute membership and early career mentoring. 150 scholarships are ava...

Society for Microbiology - Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 6th December 2017

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to support the teaching of microbiology. Schools that are members of the Society can apply for grants up to £1,000 for a wide variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology. These can include running a school- or college-based science week activity (e.g. hands-on or programme of talks); supporting microbiology activities in an out-of-school science club; b...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th December 2017

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 2018. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to institutions offering courses in Greek, Latin and classical civilisation; and bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development. The Association will also supp...

EU Funds in Wales Are Still Open to Applications (Wales) 5th December 2017

The Welsh Government has issued assurances that applications for EU funds are still being developed and approved in line with objectives agreed by the European Commission and that the UK Treasury will provide a full lifetime guarantee for all structural and investment projects approved before the UK leaves the EU. Programmes currently open for applications are: European Structural Funds for projects that support people into work and training,...

Daiwa Foundation Funds Projects Ranging from Fish Rubbing to Rugby Tours (UK) 5th December 2017

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded in its latest funding round (September 2017) to support UK-Japan projects. Grants of £2,000 to £7,000 (with £3,000 being the typical award made) are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies, including schools, in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. In this latest round awards were made to a range of...

Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (UK) 4th December 2017

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 focussed on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students. Appl...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 4th December 2017

£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 students...

Funding Towards Education, Training or Employment of Young People (UK) 3rd December 2017

Young people facing financial barriers to taking the next step into work, education or training can apply for grants of up to £500 through the Princes Trust Development Awards. The grants can cover some of the costs involved in accessing education, training or moving into employment. The grants are available to UK residents aged between 14 and 17 who do not have/are not expecting to achieve 5 GCSEs grades A-C-(or equivalent), or those aged...

Grants for School Journeys and Day Trips (London) 1st December 2017

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 2018. 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...

Lord Taverners Minibuses Grant Programme (UK) 30th November 2017

Hadrian School in Newcastle has been provided with a brand new specially adapted minibus by the Lords Taverners; the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. Hadrian School caters for 150 pupils aged 2-11 years with a range of needs including complex, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties. The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will be used to take pupils on educational visits to s...

Grants for UK-German School Partnership Visits (UK) 29th November 2017

The Partnership Visit Fund supports new or on-going partnerships between UK and German schools by providing financial support of up to £1,000 for teachers' visits to a partner school. Teachers of primary and secondary schools can apply for a visit that revives an existing school partnership or develops a new one, or allows new teachers to familiarise themselves with the partner school. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activit...

The Ideas and Pioneers Fund (UK) 29th November 2017

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has produced a top tips guide to help applicants in preparing a budget to support their bid to the Ideas and Pioneers Fund. The Fund supports individuals over 18 and partnerships or small organisations with a charitable purpose. Projects funded will be based around unusual or radical ideas that can improve the life chances and opportunities of individuals and communities in the UK enabling people to realise th...

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 28th November 2017

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme for 2018. The Programme aims to deliver a minimum of 5,000 speakers of Mandarin on their way to a high level of fluency by 2020. Grants of a minimum of £20,000 per year are available to state-funded secondary schools that have an Ofsted rating in its most recent inspection of ‘Outstanding' or ‘Good', are committed to developing a strong cu...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 28th November 2017

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. BlueSpark is particularly keen to support 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...

B&Q Community Re-Use Scheme for Schools and Community Groups (UK) 27th November 2017

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they aren't used. Eligible groups include: Schools and colleges;...

Schools in Partnership Fund (London) 23rd November 2017

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. T...

Funding for Breakfast Clubs (UK) 23rd November 2017

Schools based in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to support Breakfast Clubs through the to the Kellogg's Breakfast Club Grants Programme. The aim of the programme is to provide breakfast to those children who need it most. A limited number of grants are available so priority will be given to schools that have 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding. Only one grant per s...

Bright Ideas Challenge for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 22nd November 2017

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

Science Grants for Schools (Various Locations in the UK) 22nd November 2017

The Edina Trust has announced the latest eligible funding areas for their Science Grant Scheme. Small grants are available to all state-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in the designated educational areas to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening. Funding is set aside so that there is enough for every school in these areas to get the full amount. The SGS runs in each area for three years, before moving on...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 20th November 2017

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Belfast, Caerphilly, Clackmannanshire, Derry/Londonderry & Strabane, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, 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 for grants of up t...

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK) 20th November 2017

The Jerusalem Trust makes available to schools a number of grants to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. These can include textbooks, teacher resources, artefacts, videos, tapes and CD-roms for use in RE lessons. The scheme is open to state secondary schools (including middle and upper). There are no primary school grants available., although priority will be given to non-church state secondary...

Funding for Breakfast Clubs (England, Wales, Scotland or Belfast) 19th November 2017

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 390 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Primary schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. Th...

Grants to Promote the Teaching of Greek (UK) 17th November 2017

The Hellenic Society Schools Sub-Committee makes grants to schools to assist projects concerned with the teaching of Greek or Greek civilization. Typically, grants are made for books; the development of new courses in Greek; teaching materials, classics days or conferences; Greek plays by schools; and summer schools for pupils; etc. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Greek are especially welcome. Applications on behalf of...

Grants for School Journeys (London) 16th November 2017

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 2018. 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...

Heart of Experian Charity Fund (UK) 16th November 2017

Schools, charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects with a charitable purpose which benefit the community as a whole. The Fund is particularly interested in supporting projects whose aims relate to financial inclusion, financial education, entrepreneurship or developing skills useful in business. The funding must also make the project or group more sustainable. To be eligible to apply for funding the a...

National Marine Aquarium Grants Programme (UK) 15th November 2017

The next closing date for the National Marine Aquarium Grants Programme is the 1st May 2018. The National Marine Aquarium awards grants for projects that seek to drive marine conservation through engagement. These projects may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama - indeed, the more innovative the better, as long as they make a contribution to raising awareness of the marine environment. Grants awarded so far have be...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 8th November 2017

The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi), which aims to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce, has announced that the next funding round under its VocTech programme will open for applications from the 13th February to the 14th March 2018. This will be the first of three funding rounds during 2018 and will provide grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months. UFI will be looking for innovative ideas that use digital techn...

Tap Water Awards (UK) 5th November 2017

Grants of between £300 and £3,000 are available to Schools, Colleges and Universities for projects that significantly reduce their reliance on single-use plastics and the amount of plastic waste. The funding which is being made through the Tap Water Awards aims to support projects that develop new solutions to replace pre-existing systems that rely on plastic, that promote the use of tap water, or other related themes. Projects can have a co...

Vocational Pathways Fund for Museums Launched (Scotland) 17th October 2017

Accredited museums in Scotland or organisations working in partnership with organisations running Accredited museums in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to introduce good quality, affordable vocational training.  The aim of the Vocational Pathways Fund is to  increase access to the Scottish museum sector and to develop progression routes for existing staff.   Funding is available for projects that either build the infrastruc...