Education and Training

Grants for Chemistry-Based Public and Schools Engagement Activities (UK) 18th December 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for chemistry-based public and school engagement activities offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching opportunities to further engage their students. Open to individuals and organisations, the aim is to provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities through outreach activities. The Chemistry Society’s Small Grants Outreach Fund is run on a rolling...

Round 2 of the Taking Teaching Further Programme Opens for Applications (England) 18th December 2018

The second round of the Taking Teaching Further (TTF) programme has opened for applications and is inviting bids from colleges and post-16 providers to attract industry professionals to teach in further education. The programme is divided into two strands: one to provide financial support for up to 150 industry experts to become FE teachers, covering the course costs of teacher training as well as support and mentoring; and another to suppo...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 17th December 2018

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to cultural organisations, universities and schools; etc that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. Grants 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 a...

Grants for School Journeys and Trips (London) 17th December 2018

Church of England Schools in the diocese of London that have pupils in need of financial help can apply for a grant to help with the cost of school journeys or daytrips. Grants of up to £500 for secondary schools (to a maximum of £2000 for multiple pupils) and £500 for primary schools are available. Priority is given to applications for help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally...

Generation Q Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 17th December 2018

Senior leaders from health and health care practice, policy and the charity sector can apply to join Generation Q, a fellowship programme designed to equip participants with the skills and techniques to lead and deliver improvements across services and organisations. The fellowship is an opportunity to gain a postgraduate certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) with the option of completing an MSc. Fellows are sponsored by an appropria...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 14th December 2018

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 2019. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to 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 S...

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People (England & Wales) 14th December 2018

Registered charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales. Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. There is no minimum or maximum amount and proje...

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 13th December 2018

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...

UK – German Schools Flexible Funding Scheme (UK) 10th December 2018

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 and...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM Subjects (UK) 7th December 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people's interest in the Arts, Crafts and Architecture, Literacy and STEM subjects. All applications are expected to link in with either the National Curriculum or with recognised qualifications. Funding is available via two funding streams. The small grants programme (grants under £4,000) supports state schools and small register...

Funding to Use Digital Technologies for Vocational Training (UK) 7th December 2018

A funding programme that aims to raise the skills level of the UK workforce through digital solutions for vocational learning will re-open on the 15th January 2019. Grants of up to £50,000 will be on offer for projects lasting up to 12 months that focus on new learning tools which use genuinely innovative methods to raise the skills levels for a significant number of learners. Registered charities, community interest companies, social enterpr...

Research Placement Summer 2019 Programme Now Open (UK) 6th December 2018

Students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses are being offered the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scientists), technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Placements offer students participation in authentic, hands-on research projects within host organisations. Eligible candidates will be in their first year of A-levels, AS-levels, BTEC, Scottish Highers, or...

Sutton Trust Summer School Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 5th December 2018

The Sutton Trust has announced that its Summer Schools Programme is open for applications. The programme offers bright, state school students in Year 12 (or the equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland) from lower income families (generally, this will mean a household earning £45,000 or less) a taste of life at an American university. The programme, delivered in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission, is centred on a one-week summ...

YHA Educational Support Programme Re-Opens for Applications (England & Wales) 3rd December 2018

The Youth Hostel Associations (YHA), which is a registered charity with a clear mission "To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, has announced that its Educational Breaks Programme is open for applications. Through the Educational Breaks Programme schools, registered charities, community and voluntary organisations can receive a 50% discount on residential breaks for up t...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 29th November 2018

The John Lyon's Charity has announced that its Schools in Partnership Fund is open for applications. Through the programme, the charity is making grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 to groups of state schools (in partnership with local voluntary organisations where appropriate) for projects aimed at supporting their most challenged pupils, strengthening links with home life and coordinating the support of other available professionals. The...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 27th November 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments as well as individuals seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclus...

Teachers to Benefit from New Funding to Boost Skills Ahead of T Levels Roll-out (UK) 26th November 2018

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is working on a new professional development offer that create tailor made upskilling packages for teaching professionals. Building on the excellent skills and practice that already exists within the sector, the training is expected to be available from Spring 2019. The aim is to support the delivery of the first T Levels courses in education & childcare, construction and digital that will be taught...

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 23rd November 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national c...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK) 22nd November 2018

Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the...

Funding to Mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (UK) 21st November 2018

The Royal Society for Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to its Network Members to run a project for the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate that the project supports the celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table ; that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences; and that the project has a clearly identified target...

Grants for School Expeditions and Fieldwork (UK) 20th November 2018

Secondary schools across the UK and Ireland schools that are planning expeditions and fieldwork can apply for grants of £200 to £600 towards the costs of the trip. Preference is given to projects that involve a strong element of human geography and those that take place within the United Kingdom and Ireland. The next deadline to apply is the 18th January 2019 and the funding is offered by the Frederick Soddy Schools Award through the Royal G...

Mandarin Excellence Programme Opens for Applications (England) 19th November 2018

Applications are now invited from state schools in England to join the Mandarin Excellence Programme for 2019 - 20. 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 stro...

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK) 15th November 2018

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 s...

Grants for Education Projects with Young People (London Boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham) 14th November 2018

Registered charities or educational establishments seeking financial assistance to support educational initiatives and projects aimed at young people can apply for one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support their work. Beneficiaries must be aged under 25 living in the London Boroughs of Greenwich or Lewisham. Projects supported will demonstrate a clear commitment to education and ideally focus on improving student inclusiveness. The next deadl...

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 13th November 2018

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...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 13th November 2018

The Drapers' Company 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 - including homelessness, prisoners, ex-service personnel, support for the elderly, carers, community and family services, disa...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 13th November 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next application deadline will be the 25th January 2019. 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 include scho...

Grants to Increase Access to Film Education Provision (Scotland) 12th November 2018

Scottish based organisations and community groups can apply to a new fund set up 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...

School Library Improvement Fund (Scotland) 9th November 2018

School Library Managers can now apply for funding from the Scottish Library Improvement Fund (SLIF). The funding is administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council on behalf of the Scottish Government. A total of £150,000 is available to innovative projects in Scotland’s school libraries. There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts but projects must be completed within twelve months. The deadline for applications is Friday 14...

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK) 8th November 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 the...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 6th November 2018

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...

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK) 6th November 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. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: material...

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 5th November 2018

UK registered charities, CIO’s, educational establishments and social enterprises which are registered limited companies can apply for one off grants of up to £20,000 for work that supports blind and partially sighted people living within the M25. Grants are available for projects that improve access to education or employment; support wellbeing and mental health; support independence; work with minority groups; provide eyecare and work to...

Grants for School Trips (London) 2nd November 2018

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 2019. 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...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens for Applications (UK) 1st November 2018

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open for applications on the 11th January 2019. Grants of up to £1,000 will be 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....

Opens Soon: Tax-free Funding to Train as a Chemistry Teacher (England) 30th October 2018

Awards of £28,000 in tax-free funding are available to up to 140 talented individuals who want to enter chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Applications will open on 31st October 2018 and close on 28th July 2019. It is a rolling application process however 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications for the 2019/20 academic...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 25th October 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...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 24th October 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 suppl...

Funding to Support Young People’s Attainment in Education (London) 23rd October 2018

Schools is inner London can apply for funding to encourage and support children and young people’s attainment through initiatives that help them engage with, and stay in, education. The funding is available for projects that aim to reduce truancy levels amongst pupils attending primary and secondary schools; to reduce levels of exclusions and expulsions; and improve pupil motivation, behaviour and achievement through initiatives that promote...

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 19th October 2018

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...

Funding for Study Support Weekends (London Borough of Newham) 19th October 2018

The East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, which is available to all state secondary schools in Newham. Study support weekends must have an academic focus, although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend. There must also be a clear link either to essential transferable study skills or directly to a curriculum topic. Grants of up to £4,000 are available...

Chemistry Teacher Training Scholarships (England) 17th October 2018

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in partnership with the Department for Education has announced that it will be awarding £28,000 of tax free funding to 130 talented individuals entering chemistry teacher training in England in the 2019/20 academic year. Applications open on the 31st October 2018 and will close on the 28th July 2019. The RSC run a rolling application process, however the 28th July 2019 is the final date for applications f...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 15th October 2018

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 UK-German Partnership Visits (UK) 11th October 2018

Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers ca...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 8th October 2018

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,...

Nuffield Foundation – Research Placements Reopen for Applications (UK) 4th October 2018

Application deadlines for the Nuffield Foundations Research Placements programme have just been announced. Nuffield Research Placements take place in your summer holidays after Year 12 (England) or equivalent. Successful applicants will work on a research project that relates to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination of these). Most projects are based in an office, but som...

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People (England) 2nd October 2018

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...

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme (UK) 2nd October 2018

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme has re-opened for applications. Through the programme grants of up to £1,000 are available to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs. To qualify for the programme the breakfast club must be based in a school in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and priority will be given to schools that have 40% and above of children eligible for pupil premium funding and / or eligible for free s...

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 1st October 2018

Grants of £2,000 - £7,000 are available to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can cover all fields of activity, including educational and other projects and events. New initiatives are especially encouraged. Projects that have received funding in the past include Beckfoot School (Bingley) which received a grant of £3,000 to support a two-week curriculum-based school exchange visit by ten...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 26th September 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. P...

New Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning Programme Launched (UK) 19th September 2018

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development has launched a new funding programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas focusing on global themes. The Connecting Classrooms through Global learning programme provides grants of up to £35,000 to clusters of schools or one-to-one school partnership to support a wide range of global learning activities, including training for teachers a...

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 11th September 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...

Research Placement Scheme Reopens for Applications Soon (UK) 28th August 2018

Students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses are being offered the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists (including quantitative social scientists), technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Placements offer students participation in authentic, hands-on research projects within host organisations. Eligible candidates will be in their first year of A-levels, AS-levels, BTEC, Scottish Highers, or...

Grants for Small Charities and Community Groups (South Wales) 21st August 2018

Small to medium sized registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises can apply for grants of £5,000 to £35,000 to help them to achieve their organisations goals and aims. Eligible organisations will have annual incomes of £50,000 or under and less than 12 months running costs in reserve. The grants can be used for projects that improve local environments, offer training or education for all and strengthen disadvanta...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Learning from the Land (UK) 21st August 2018

Schools and not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £12,000 for projects that encourage young people to learn from the land and that link in with the National Curriculum. Projects funded have included wildlife habitat studies and outdoor classroom development. There are two funding streams, applications for up to £4,000 for pump-priming projects can be submitted at any time. Most awards made are for £1,500 to £2,500. Lar...

Support for Schools to Set Up Breakfast Clubs (UK) 16th August 2018

Magic breakfast is a registered charity that aim to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK Schools by providing healthy breakfast food to children most in need. A "magic" breakfast is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, is low in sugar, salt and fat and complies with the Government's school food standards. The charity believes that no child should start the school day too hungry to concentrate and is currently...

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 15th August 2018

Schools in the North of England can apply for funding to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to improve the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills; supporting vulnerable children who may not meet age...

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme (UK) 10th August 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 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 to schools which can clearly dem...

WWI Classroom Project Grants Available to Secondary Schools (Scotland) 7th August 2018

Secondary Schools in Scotland can apply for a grant of up to £250 to help with a WWI classroom project of their own choosing. Offered as part of the Scottish Government’s five-year WWI Commemorative Programme to mark the centenary of the First World War, the grant programme aims to help pupils develop their understanding of the causes of the First World War and its impact on people’s lives. Schools can choose to create projects based arou...

New Fund Launched to Improve Business Digital Capabilities (Scotland) 26th June 2018

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 £50,000 over 3 months to five years are available. The programme is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Lanarkshire Enterpris...

Funding for School Breakfasts (Scotland) 14th May 2018

Primary schools in Scotland where 55% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2 and/or 35% (or above) are eligible for Free School Meals can apply for healthy breakfast food to give to children most in need. Secondary Schools qualify for support when 40% (or above) pupils are in SIMD Decile 1 and 2. In Scotland, Magic Breakfast is working with 13 schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and North Ayrshire, with plans in place to begin deliverin...