Education and Training

Grants to Improve the Lives of Social Housing Residents (Northern Ireland) 25th May 2022

Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for services and projects that support social housing residents in Northern Ireland. The funding is being provided through the Apex Housing Association Common Fund to support social, environmental, recreational, health and well-being projects, or educational or training and employment activities that benefit Apex tenants/residents. Charities that have received a Common Fund grant withi...

Scholarship Grants for Displaced People (UK) 24th May 2022

The Open University (OU) has launched a new fund to support people displaced by conflict or crisis. The Open Futures Sanctuary Scholarship programme will provide the opportunity for new, UK-resident students who have been displaced from their homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures, to study for free. This might include refugees, forced migrants, and those fleeing armed conflict....

Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grant Scheme Opens to Applications (UK) 23rd May 2022

The Froebel Trust will be opening its Open Call Research Grants Scheme on the 7th June 2022. The aims to support high quality research by individual researchers and partnerships which advances knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care. In 2022, the Trust are offering two types of Open Call Research Grants. Seed corn grants up to £5,000; and larger grants for researc...

Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN in 2022 (UK) 23rd May 2022

The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to participate. The Trust typically offers up to £100 per pupil eligible for pupil premium or equivalent to support trips which give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taki...

Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK) 19th May 2022

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded towards new builds, refurbishment and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible schools must be state-funded, h...

Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK) 19th May 2022

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. Grants are awarded towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. 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....

Teacher Bonuses & Funding for Schools to Level Up Education (England) 18th May 2022

As part of the drive to level up education across England, the Department for Education is making £60 million in funding available to attract and retain the best teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Levelling Up Premium will award tax-free payments of up to £3,000 per year over the next three years to help retain STEM teachers in their first 5 years of teaching, if they work in disadvantaged schools. The...

Grants to Support Projects in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art & Art History (UK) 16th May 2022

UK charities and charitable organisations, including schools and colleges are eligible to apply for grants to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history.  The Foundation is especially interested in supporting horticultural training through bursaries and apprenticeships. Applications should be made by the sponsoring institution: individuals may not apply. The Foundation will consider applications f...

£10 Million in Funding for Skills & Training in the Seafood Industry (UK) 13th May 2022

£10 million in funding is being made available to attract new recruits and improve workforce retention in the UK seafood industry, including the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors. The funding will be used to improve employment opportunities in coastal communities by investing in new training courses to address skills and training gaps, and improving existing courses to increase take-up, completion and workforce retention. The fundi...

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 13th May 2022

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges 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 m...

London Mathematical Society - Small Grants for Education (UK) 12th May 2022

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...

Grants of up to £10,000 for Science and the Arts Projects (North West of England) 11th May 2022

Organisations (preferably with charitable status) based in the north-west of England are invited to submit imaginative proposals for projects that encourage and promote the study, practice and appreciation of science and the arts. Awards of £500 to £10,000 are made 3 times a year (with the average award being around £2,000). The funding is being made available through the Granada Foundation and the next closing date is the 5th July 2022.

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales) 11th May 2022

Schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for up to £500 worth of free outdoor equipment and up to half a day of professional outdoor training to deliver outdoor learning and play. The funding is being made available through the charity Learning through Landscapes’ Local School Nature Grant Programme and is funded by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Funding will also be open to Early Year’s settings which have their own...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 10th May 2022

The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme. Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics. The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake co...

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK) 9th May 2022

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. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programm...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Increase Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 9th May 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people ( 18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. T...

Funding to Improve Attendance & Reduce Exclusions in Schools (England & Wales) 9th May 2022

The Education Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Youth Endowment Fund, has opened a new ‘School Choices’ funding round to explore what works to improve attendance and reduce exclusions in schools in England and Wales. The funding will help research teams to build evidence about the impact of different school-wide approaches and policies to improving pupil attendance, with particular attention to impact on pupils from socioeconom...

Funding to Explore Creative Approaches to Teaching & Learning (Wales) 6th May 2022

Grants of £10,000 are available to schools in Wales to explore creative approaches to teaching and learning ith the support of creative agents and practitioners. The Arts Council of Wales’ Lead Creative Schools Scheme will provide funding for two academic years to help senior leaders and teachers identify challenges within the school development plan that might benefit from a creative learning approach. Projects can take place across all a...

Grants of up to £3,000 Available for Schools Science Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

UK primary or secondary school teachers can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run STEM investigation projects for students aged between 5 and 18. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society’s Partnership grants scheme. To qualify for funding projects need to work in partnership with practising scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. There is...

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK) 5th May 2022

The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools 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 lead applicant being a school and the seco...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 4th May 2022

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...

Funding to Promote Science in Schools (UK) 3rd May 2022

The Royal Institution has announced that a new round of its Science in Schools grant scheme is open for applications. Through the scheme, state-funded primary or secondary schools, academies and maintained schools in the UK can apply for a fully funded school visits from a Royal Institution professional presenters worth £800. These visits are designed to support children’s science education at KS1, KS2 and KS3; meet career and personal dev...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 29th April 2022

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Blackpool, Bridgend; Fermanagh & Omagh; Knowsley; Neath Port Talbot; Newry, Mourne & Down; Sandwell; South Ayrshire; 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 a...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 27th April 2022

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally. 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 and life chances of Young Carers an...

Funding to Pilot New Ideas in the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 25th April 2022

The Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme has re-opened to applications. 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 Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities th...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 22nd April 2022

Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000are available 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 is being made available through the John Lyon's Charity’s Schools in Partnership Fund and is available to schools in Barn...

The Foyle School Library Scheme (UK) 21st April 2022

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 £2,000 and £10,000. Priority is given to primary schools and the majority of funds will continue to be awarded for physical library/reading books. The majority of funds, will be awarded for physical library/reading books. The Foundation can consider a co...

Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK) 19th April 2022

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...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 12th April 2022

The Micro Biology Society has announced that the Education and Outreach grants programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme, 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 a...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 11th April 2022

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...

Taking Teaching Further Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 11th April 2022

The Education and Training Foundation has announced that round five of the Taking Teaching Further programme is now open for applications. The programme has been expanded to include a ‘core skills’ element, which aims to support the recruitment of business and industry experts to teach English, maths or SEND to Technical subject students. A part time delivery option for part time teachers is also available. Colleges and Sixth Forms can dra...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 4th April 2022

Grants are available to schools, cultural organisations and universities; to develop a greater understanding of Japanese culture. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges. In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural s...

Funding to Encourage Young People to Study Science Subjects (UK) 1st April 2022

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...

Trust Capacity Fund Opens for Applications (England) 31st March 2022

The Department for Education has launched a new round of funding through the Trust Capacity Fund. A total of £86 million will be available over the next three years to help School Trusts develop their capacity to grow. It has a particular focus on supporting strong trusts, and strong schools forming trusts, to take on underperforming schools in Education Investment Areas and other places of higher need. Depending on the funding strand appli...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 30th March 2022

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 for School Breakfast Clubs (UK) 30th March 2022

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40%...

Jerusalem Trust Opens its Spring 2022 Funding Round (England and Wales) 16th March 2022

The Jerusalem Trust has announced that the grant application process for Spring Term 2022 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £600 are primarily available to state secondary schools (including middle schools) to support the purchase of resources for teaching Christianity in Religious Education. There are also some primary school grants available. Grants can cover, for example, teaching resources including textbooks, teacher resour...

Society of Merchant Venturers Charity (South West) 16th March 2022

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...

Grants to Support Outdoor Learning for Primary & Secondary School Children (UK) 7th March 2022

Grants of £500 are available to UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors. The grants can be used for travel to outdoor learning centres, forest schools, countryside parks, woodlands, national parks, farm parks, farms (including city farms), coastal areas and beaches; and to purchase of outdoor learning resources that engage young people with the environment such as bug hotels, bird box...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 4th March 2022

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 2022. 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...

Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK) 24th February 2022

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...

Bursaries to Attract High-Quality Individuals into the Teaching Profession in the FE Sector (England) 15th February 2022

The Department for Education is making a package of support available to help further education (FE) providers attract high-quality individuals into the teaching profession in the FE sector in certain defined subject areas. The package includes FE Initial Teacher Education Bursaries which will support pre-service training of teachers in computing, engineering (and/or manufacturing), English, mathematics, science, and special educational needs...

Funding Available to Support Schools Facing Unexpected or Imminent Failure (England) 12th January 2022

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...

Arts-Based Learning Fund (UK) 11th January 2022

Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. Projects can last for two to three years. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fu...

£300 Million in Government Funding to Recruit & Retain World-Class Teachers (England) 13th October 2021

The Department for Education is making over £300 million in funding available to attract and develop world-class teachers. Graduates applying to train as teachers in 2022/23 in high-demand subjects such as maths, physics and computing can apply for bursaries of up to £24,000, and existing teachers in all state schools in England can access free courses to develop their skills. The National Professional Qualifications will help them develop a...

Grants to Support Educational Visits (London & Essex) 1st October 2021

Funding is available to support schools and youth organisations in London and Essex with the costs of making visits to museums, theatres, science shows and more. The Jack Petchey Foundation’s Educational Visit Grants provides funding of up to £300 (£10 per head) for up to two trips per calendar year to schools and clubs who successfully run the Achievement Award Scheme. The aim of the fund is to help young people to develop a wide range of...

Funding to Encourage Employers to Host T Level Industry Placements (England) 2nd June 2021

Employers can claim £1,000 for every T Level student they host on an industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme launched by the Department for Education. The technical qualifications, which have been created in conjunction with more than 250 employers and are equivalent to three A Levels, consist of a mixture of classroom study and industry placements. The scheme will aim to ensure employers impacted by the pandemic can continue to...

Bursaries to Support the Professional Development of Hospice Staff (UK) 21st May 2021

Bursaries are available to hospice staff in the UK to improve the quality of care given to hospice and palliative care patients and their families and carers. The Wolfson Foundation Bursaries for Hospice Staff programme aims to increase the expertise of nurses, healthcare assistants, doctors, allied health professionals and social workers by supporting their professional development. Bursaries can cover fees for university accredited palliativ...

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...

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...

£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...

£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...

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.

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....