Education and Training

New Fund Announced to Enhance Early Years Home Learning (North of England) 18th June 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced that organisations in the north of England have until the 27th July 2018 to apply to a new £5 million Early Years Home Learning Environment fund to trial projects that support parents improve their children’s early language and literacy skills at home before they start school. The Foundation will fund different projects that provide practical tools and advice to parents so they can help thei...

New £1.7m Fund Launched to Help Cover the Cost of School Uniforms, School Sports Kit and For Wider Activities such As Scouts and Guides and Sports Outside of School (Wales) 18th June 2018

Parents in Wales will soon be able to access a new £1.7m fund to help cover the cost of school uniforms, school sports kit and for wider activities such as scouts and guides and sports outside of school. The new fund, announced by the Welsh Government will also cover equipment for activities within the curriculum, such as design and technology. In addition, parents will also be able to access funding for equipment for out of school hours tr...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 15th June 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,...

Grants for Communities Affected by Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh) 15th June 2018

Charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations based or working in the areas affected by the operations of Edinburgh Airport have until Friday 6th July 2018 to apply for funding in this latest round. Projects supported can include those focussing on sport and health, environment, education and community events and activities. The Edinburgh Airport Community Board allocates around £120,000 per year in to...

Practitioner Support Grants for Early Years Setting (Scotland and England) 14th June 2018

The Froebel Trust, which is a UK-based early years education charity which aims to promote the value and relevance of Froebelian principles to the education and learning of children in the 21st century has a number of small grants are available to early years practitioners that are interested in further developing an aspect of Froebelian education; a training based on the importance of inclusivity, creativity and self-activity in education. Gr...

Engineering Education Grant Scheme: New Round Opens 18th June 2018 (UK) 14th June 2018

Schools and STEM organisations capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities are eligible to apply to the Engineering Education Grant Scheme. The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The EEGS also supports projects that improve wider engineer...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 13th June 2018

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

Funding for School Capital Projects (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to 50,000 are available to state schools (£100,000 for sixth form Colleges) for capital projects and / or equipment relating to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. To be eligible the school / sixth form college needs to be in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundations Se...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that promote the innovative use of digital technology to increase the number of adults accessing vocational learning. The funding is available to larger, more established organisations, including charities, trade bodies and existing learning providers and others in the private sector that have large scale, near to market innovations which demonstrate how the use of digital tech can deliver...

The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund (UK) 11th June 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...

Drapers' Charitable Fund Grant (UK with emphasis on Greater London) 7th June 2018

The Drapers' Company has announced that the next closing date for applications to its charitable fund is the 11th September 2018. The fund supports registered charities with projects that aim to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded. Most of the support is focused in Greater London and covers the following areas: Social Welfare - includi...

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 7th June 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 31st August 2018. The scheme offers schools the opportunity to apply for up to £500 worth of equipment from the product catalogue on the Learning through Landscapes website to help schools undertake environmental improvements. The scheme is only open to schools; learners must be aged 5 and upwards. Successful ap...

Grants for Schools and Young Peoples Projects (Southwark) 5th June 2018

Schools and organisations working with schools and colleges in the London Borough of Southwark have until 24th August 2018 to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 from the Newcomen Collet Foundation. Priority is given to assist schools and other groups to purchase equipment for the benefit of children; support extra curricula activities (e.g. school trips, after school clubs, holiday clubs, uniformed organisations) for children and young people;...

The Japan Society Small Grants Programme (UK) 2nd June 2018

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

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 1st June 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...

Funding to Develop the Classics in Primary and Secondary Schools (UK) 1st June 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. ...

Grants to Promote Physics and Engineering in Schools (UK) 1st June 2018

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

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK) 31st May 2018

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK gave until the 29th August 2018 to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to purchase or upgrade their musical instruments to improve access to musical education; or for schools that require the funding to improve their music department. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The funding is being made available t...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Pupils in State Schools (London) 28th May 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...

Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme Re-Opens for Applications (UK) 25th May 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 £2,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. These can be both for one-off events or a larger programme of activities. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives,...

Department for Education: Teacher Subject Specialism Training (England) 25th May 2018

Schools and sixth-form colleges can apply for grant funding as a local lead school to design and deliver Teacher Subject Specialist Training (TSST) in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages, The funding will be paid to regional lead schools to distribute to local lead schools who will in turn lead other local schools in coordinating and developing the training in their region. Offered by the UK Government, all...

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

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

Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (UK) 18th May 2018

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 for the course and a proportion of the travel and subsistence...

Matched Funding for Books for Primary Schools (UK) 16th May 2018

A total of £3million has been allocated to a scheme whereby all Schools in the UK purchasing books from an online retailer can apply for match funding of the same amount – effectively doubling the value of their order. Books can be purchased online, by phone or by email with no limit on the number of times each school can apply. The offer is from BookLife and is open until the end of July 2018.

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...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Countryside; Literacy, Numeracy and Science (UK) 14th May 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 countryside; literacy, numeracy and science. 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 registered charitie...

Funding to Support Armed Forces Children in School (Wales) 11th May 2018

A new interim £200,000 fund for Wales that will offer support to the children of Armed Forces personnel in Wales has been announced. The Supporting Service Children in Wales Fund will be administered by the Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Project and hosted by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). Schools are being invited to bid to SSCE this term for funding ready for the new term in September. The deadline for scho...

Grants for Projects that Promote Inclusion and Diversity within the Chemical Sciences (UK) 8th May 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to enable the development of innovative products, activities and research projects which promote inclusion and diversity in the chemical science community. Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, professionals, network groups, volunteer groups, institutions and organisations are all eligible to apply for funding that will make a significant difference to their ability to deliver the project. Outreach pr...

Tax-free Funding to Train as a Chemistry Teacher (England) 3rd May 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 2018/19 academic year. Scholars also get free membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry for two years. Eligible applicants will be taking up a training place on a secondary teaching course that leads to QTS (pre-16); hold a chemistry or related degree with a proven or predicted grade of a 2:1...

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme (UK) 2nd May 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...

Scholarships Available to Young People Interested in Ecology, Geography, Geology Or The Environment (UK) 2nd May 2018

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

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 2nd May 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...

Funding for School Breakfasts Extended to Scotland (Scotland) 2nd May 2018

All 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 now 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. The Magic Breakfast programme aims to end hunger as a barrier to education by ensuring that no child starts the school day too hungry...

£1 Million Available This Year to Support Good Causes (UK) 1st May 2018

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

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 30th April 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 R...

Grant Programme to Fund Biochemical Outreach Projects Opens Soon (UK) 25th April 2018

The Biochemical Society has announced that its Outreach Grants programme will re-open for application on the 25th June 2018. 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. For...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 23rd April 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...

Grants to Improve Teaching in Secondary Schools - New Funding Round (England) 23rd April 2018

A new funding round for high-potential, cost effective projects to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England has just opened for applications. Schools, colleges and other organisations working in educational settings have until 5pm on the 5th July 2018 to apply to Round 14 of the Education Endowment Foundation’s grant programme. This Round seeks applications f...

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK) 19th April 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 the between the UK and Japan between by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japane...

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

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

Funding for Links with Japan (UK) 9th April 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...