Education and Training

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 6th May 2021

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups, and libraries can apply for up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where...

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK) 5th May 2021

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...

Funding to Support the Unemployed into Employment, Training or Education (London and South of England) 5th May 2021

The Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund has launched a new funding round to support local initiatives that will enable economically inactive or unemployed people aged 16 years and over move towards employment, training or education. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available through the ESF Community Grants programme to voluntary and third sector organisations and small businesses across three Local Enter...

Summer Schools Programme Opens to Applications to Help Students Recover Lost Learning (England) 4th May 2021

Schools in England can now register to offer a summer school to help students recover learning they have lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools are encouraged to bid for a share of £200 million in government funding to support children who have experienced the most disruption by offering two-week summer schools that provide a blend of educational, sport, enrichment and wellbeing activities, with a focus on pupils making the transition int...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 4th May 2021

UK charities and charitable organisations, including school Parent Teacher Associations, are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history. The Finnis Scott Foundation will award funding to cover capital or revenue expenditure, with preference given to smaller organisations where the grant will have a significant impact. The next closing date for applic...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 30th April 2021

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 Learning Providers to Deliver Community Courses (Bristol & North Somerset) 27th April 2021

The Community Learning Teams in Bristol and North Somerset are making funding available to learning providers wishing to deliver local community learning courses. Grants of between £7,500 - £15,000 are available for courses which target adults aged over 19 who do not have level 2 qualifications, or are unemployed and on means tested benefits to help them progress into further learning, volunteering or work. These might include ex-offenders,...

College Collaboration Fund Opens New Application Round (England) 27th April 2021

FE colleges, sixth form colleges, and designated institutions can apply for funding of up to £500,000 to collaborate and share good practice and expertise in developing common quality improvement priorities. The funding is being made available through the Department of Education College Collaboration Fund. A total of £5.4 million is available in this funding round for work which addresses at least one of the fund’s three quality improvem...

Public Engagement Spark Awards Opens to Applications (UK) 27th April 2021

The 2021 funding round of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards is open to 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 inspire and involve target audiences. Activities should focus around the remit of the STFC science progr...

Funding for Outreach Activities that Engage Audiences with the Study of Hormones (UK) 26th April 2021

The Society for Endocrinology is inviting applications that may be suitable as resources for their You and Your Hormones website, an online resource for the public and school children to learn about endocrinology. Full and Early Career Members of the Society for Endocrinology can apply for Public Engagement grants of up to £1,000 for activities which might include hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms such as quizzes, online vide...

Funding for Maintained Schools with Service Children of Frequently Moved or Absent Parents (UK) 26th April 2021

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund to assist publicly funded schools, academies and free schools in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2021/...

Grants to Encourage Outdoor Learning (Scotland) 26th April 2021

In response to the negative impact Covid-19 has had on the delivery of education in Scotland, the Scottish Government, in partnership with YouthLink Scotland, has launched the Covid-19 Outdoor Education Recovery Fund. The £500,000 fund aims to support outdoor education specialists to deliver outdoor learning in partnership with schools or other formal education settings. Third and private sector organisations that provide curricular-relevant...

Funding for Primary & Secondary School Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 21st April 2021

Schools can apply for funding through the Governments new Turing Scheme to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The funding is available to UK primary and secondary schools, and national school consortiums. The funding will support two types of placements abroad for the 2021-22 academic year: short-term placements lasting from three days to two months for pupils of any age; and long-term placements which can last from two to...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 15th April 2021

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 per year for three years; Infant...

European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK) 14th April 2021

The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’s green and digital future through job creation, growth and European competitiveness. This will include identifying skil...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 12th April 2021

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 Music-Making Projects for Young People Facing Barriers (England) 12th April 2021

Grants of between £2,000 and £30,000 are available to schools as well as other not-for-profit organisations to support music-making and music-making related projects for children and young people facing barriers. Projects should be co-designed by children/young people, and support one or more of Youth Music’s priority areas. These are early years; disabled young people; young adults; youth justice system; young people facing barriers; an...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 2021

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...

Hellenic Society Hardship Grants (UK) 9th April 2021

The Hellenic Society makes grants of various kinds to schools, universities and other institutions, undergraduates, graduate students and young researchers which are engaged in Hellenic Studies at all levels. In response to the coronavirus, the Society is temporarily offering small hardship grants to those who have been affected by the crisis. Funding of up to £200 will be made to: those who have held a temporary post in a UK HEI in the last...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 8th April 2021

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...

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK) 7th April 2021

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 to Improve Educational Outcomes for Young Carers (UK) 7th April 2021

In response to the impact that the Covid-19 crisis has had on the education of young carers and young adult carers in the UK, the Triangle Trust 1949 has opened a new funding round to address learning gaps linked to the pandemic. Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for up to two years (£60,000 in total) to expand on existing projects that aim to raise...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2021

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round 4 of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The Taking Teaching Further programme is a national initiative that will recruit people with industry experience to retrain as teachers in teaching positions across any of the 15 technical teaching routes. Places will be made available to all colleges on a draw-down basis. Colleges and Sixth Forms can draw...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 31st March 2021

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people under the age of 25 in disadvantaged areas within the UK and international projects working with marginalised communities. The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 30th March 2021

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...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 29th March 2021

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...

Ford Britain Trust (England and Wales) 29th March 2021

The Ford Britain Trust's large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 and for grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank...

Funding to Help Marginalised Individuals Re-engage with Education, Training, & Employment (London) 25th March 2021

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the London economy and on disadvantaged and marginalised communities, the UK Government is seeking to fund projects that support individuals to re-engage with education, training, or employment. This call for proposals seeks to support projects in the London LEP area that address the impacts of Covid-19 on the groups most adversely affected, for example women, over 50’s, those with health problems, lo...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 22nd March 2021

Registered charities and organisations with a charitable purpose within the greater Bristol area can apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Society of Merchant Venturers Charity. The primary areas supported are social needs; youth; education; environment; social enterprise; health care; culture and the arts; and projects that will benefit greater Bristol and its economic development. The charity meets four times a year, typically in J...

Funding to Open Career Opportunities for Young People in the Music Industry (England, Scotland & Wales) 17th March 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 are available to help open up sustainable career opportunities in the music industry for young people aged 18-25. In particular for projects that support those from under-represented groups; and to support creative employers to innovate and incubate new and diverse talent. This includes both musicians and those who want to work in wider industry roles. The funding is being made available through the Yout...

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (UK) 16th March 2021

The Royal College of Pathologists is accepting applications for funding through 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 laboratory scient...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 12th March 2021

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 Schools Science Projects (UK) 11th March 2021

The Royal Society has announced that its Partnership grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the grant scheme any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 10th March 2021

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...

Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK & Republic of Ireland) 10th March 2021

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...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 8th March 2021

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...

Childs Charitable Trust (UK) 8th March 2021

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,...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 8th March 2021

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) can apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The funding is being made available through the Institute of Mathematics Education Grants Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 5th March 2021

The Classical Association (CA), which awards grants to support classical projects and conferences, has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2021. 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 Scho...

Ocado Foundation for Good (UK) 4th March 2021

Ocado has launched the Ocado Foundation for Good with BizGive, to support charity and fundraising activities across the UK. The programme will support ‘the many rather than the few’ by providing grants of up to £1,000 to charities, community organisations, community interest companies, academic institutions, and local authorities for community projects which focus their efforts on three core areas: skills for the future, natural resources...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 3rd March 2021

The London Diocesan Board for Schools has announced the next closing date for applications to its City and Diocese Voluntary Schools Fund is the 30th June 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 fun...

£4.8 Million Bursary Fund for Lower Income University Students (UK) 2nd March 2021

A new £4.8 million bursary fund has been launched by JP Morgan and the Sutton Trust to remove barriers to in-demand, well-paying careers for lower-income university students. Bursaries of up to £5,000 will be available in the UK over the next ten years to help low income students access extra-curricular and enrichment activities that help improve their employability skills. The bursaries will help finance opportunities like internships, a se...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 26th February 2021

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 for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 17th February 2021

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...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 17th February 2021

The Foyle Foundation has announced that in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has made changes to its Schools Library Programme. Through the Schools Library Programme state funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries are able to apply for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical l...

Funding for Emergency Laptops & Support for Schools (Southwark) 12th February 2021

The Newcomen Collett Foundation supports the education of residents of the London Borough of Southwark who are under the age of 25 through various grant-making programmes. The Foundation awards grants to schools for equipment and extra-curricular activities, and to support organisations who provide educational opportunities such as visiting theatre companies and musicians. Funding of up to £300 is also available for emergency laptops for pupi...

New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 12th February 2021

Applications to the British Council's new £100 million Turing Scheme will open in March 2021 to enable UK students to study and work abroad. The scheme, which is designed to replace the Erasmus+ scheme, will be open to universities, further education and vocational education providers and schools. The application process will be a call for bids and will be open for six weeks with funding decisions expected in July. The first round of placemen...

Funding to Support Challenged & Vulnerable Young People (UK) 11th February 2021

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK. The 7stars Foundation will provide funding for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. E...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 5th February 2021

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:...

£200,000 Fund Launched to Provide Young Mancunians with Employment or Educational Opportunities (Manchester) 29th January 2021

We Love MCR has launched a new £200,000 fund to give disadvantaged young Mancunians financial support to allow them to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. The Manchesters' Rising Stars Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to young people aged 16 to 25 years old (or up to 30 if the individual has lived experience of homelessness) to purchase equipment, fund courses and accreditations, and to support other costs relating...

Funding for Music Making Projects for Young People in Challenging Circumstances (England) 27th January 2021

Organisations – including Schools and Education Trusts - working with children and young people that are disadvantaged, disabled or face other barriers to music education. can apply for grants of between £30,001 and £150,000 for music-making projects. Funding is also available for workforce and organisational development activities. The grants are made available through the Youth Network Fund ‘B’ and expressions of interest should be...

University Liaison Grants Scheme (UK) 14th January 2021

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.

Government Announces New £100 Million Scheme for Students to Study and Work Abroad (UK) 4th January 2021

The Department for Education has announced a new £100 million scheme that will enable students to study and work abroad. The new Turing scheme will replace the UK's participation in Erasmus+. The new scheme will start in September 2021 and will provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools to go on placements and exchanges overseas. The programme will provide similar opportunities for students to study and...

Funding to Support Schools and Colleges During the Covid-19 Pandemic (England) 23rd December 2020

The Department for Education has announced a short-term Covid Workforce Fund to support schools and colleges facing financial and staffing pressures due to the Covid-19 pandemic in England. The Fund is designed to cover costs for mainstream schools with a short-term teacher absence rate at or above 20 per cent, or a lower long-term absence rate at or above 10 per cent. Funding will apply to the current half term, and will be backdated to 1 Nov...

Grants for Investigative Research Projects for Students with SEND (UK) 7th December 2020

Schools can apply for funding of up to £3,000 to support investigative research projects that are specifically tailored for students with SEND. The grant enables schools to purchase equipment to carry out investigative STEM research projects in science, mathematics, engineering or computing. All projects must be undertaken in partnership with a STEM professional from academia or industry and involve students with SEND. There is a two-stage a...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 30th November 2020

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

£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...

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...

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...

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...