Schools and Colleges

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...

Sport England Launches New Pilot Project that Will Improve the Quality of PE (England) 24th April 2018

Sport England has announced that they are looking for up to 50 secondary schools to take part in a pilot project designed to give pupils a more positive experience of Physical Education and sport. The pilot, which is in partnership with the Teaching School Council, is being put together to help shape a national programme that will offer specialist training and mentoring to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England by 2020. S...

Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International) 23rd April 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...

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...

Funding to Reduce Marine Litter (UK) 19th April 2018

Grants of up to £600 (in exceptional cases £1,000) are available for projects that tackle marine litter. The funding is available to marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations for projects that clean beaches and provide recycling options for materials gathered. Previous projects supported include Mill Strand Integrated School, Portrush, Northern Ireland which received a grant of £300 for litter picking as part of outdo...

Funding for Bedfordshire School and Community Projects (Bedfordshire) 19th April 2018

Registered Charities, community organisations and schools based or operating within the county of Bedfordshire should apply by 26th June 2018 for grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to support a wide range of community benefit projects. Only a small number of donations are made outside this range and it is rare for the Trustees to approve a grant amounting to more than 10% of the annual running costs of an organisation or of any particular project o...

Capital Grants to Create Multi-Sport Facilities (Northern Ireland) 18th April 2018

A new capital grants programme financed by National Lottery funds and managed and administered by Sport Northern Ireland has extended its application deadline until 4pm on the 18th May 2018. The Multi-Facility Fund aims to partially address identified sports facility deficits by contributing to targets outlined in The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation (2009-2019) – Sport Matters and supports the objectives of Sport...

Funding for the Provision or Upgrading of Sports Facilities (Scotland) 16th April 2018

Schools, and other organisations such as local authorities, area sports associations, sports trusts and charities have until the 1st May 2018 to apply for funding of up to £100,000 (to a maximum of 50% of the project costs) to improve their sports facilities. In areas of high deprivation, the maximum grant can be up to 75% of project costs. Grants are available to help with the provision or upgrading of sports facilities that are for the p...

Society for Microbiology – Science Education and Outreach Grants (UK) 13th April 2018

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to support the teaching of microbiology has announced that the next application deadline to its Science Education and Outreach grant scheme is the 1st October 2018. The scheme is open to Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an impr...

Grants for Physics-based Events and Activities (UK & Ireland) 13th April 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to schools, organisations and individuals for running physics-based events and activities that raise public awareness of, and engagement with, contemporary physics especially for those not previously interested in the subject. Funded projects should also inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics; reach adult and family audiences beyond the classroom and dev...

Communities for Tomorrow Programme Opens for Applications (Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead) 12th April 2018

Heathrow Community Fund's Communities Together Fund offers grants of £2,500 up to £25,000 per year for up to two years to charities, voluntary groups, schools, colleges, and Community Interest Companies working in Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond, Runnymede, Slough, Spelthorne, South Bucks, or Windsor and Maidenhead. The awards are funded by Heathrow's passengers - who donate foreign and British currency every day in Heathrow's baggage...

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...

Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations (UK) 9th April 2018

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st July to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent awards include the Inspiring Community project in West Yorkshire, a non-profit group that gives young people the chance to learn new skills, received help to purchase keyboards that could be used to teach the children; and Alderman Richard Hallam Primary Sc...

Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants Re-opens for Applications (England & Wales) 9th April 2018

The Ford Britain Trust's Small Grants gas re-opened for applications until the 30th April 2018. Through the Small Grants Programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £250 for projects that benefit the local community/environment; work with young people/children; promote education/schools (mainstream); and support special educational needs an...

Reaching Communities Programme Re-opens for Applications (England) 6th April 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its Reaching Communities Programme has re-opened for applications. Reaching Communities provide grants of over £10,000 to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities. The fund is available to not for profit and statutory organisations such as local authorities, charities, co-operatives, social enterprise and schools. During this financial £...

£1 Million Available for Projects that Improve Education and Learning (UK) 6th April 2018

Educational establishments such as schools and colleges as well as not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects that build on proven models of success or test new approaches to education and learning. Projects must support Edge’s plan for education and focus on technical and professional learning and skills shortages in the UK. They must also address in detail at least one of the funding themes: Improve t...

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (England) 5th April 2018

Schools in disadvantaged areas of England are being encouraged to register their interest in the new UK government National School Breakfast Programme. Targeting the most disadvantaged areas of the country – including the Department for Education’s 12 Opportunity Areas – the funding will benefit over 1,770 schools to help make sure every child gets the best start in life. A share of £72 million will help create opportunities and raise e...

Funding to Celebrate Armed Forces Day - Saturday 30 June 2018 (UK) 5th April 2018

Individuals and local groups including schools that want to hold an event to celebrate Armed Forces Day can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (for up to 50% of costs) from the Ministry of Defence. Events can take place anywhere in the UK and can be used for a wide range of activities such as a picnic in the park, themed BBQ, street party or fête. Apply by Monday 30th April 2018. Event organisers should in the first instance register their...

Grants for Marine Projects (UK) 4th April 2018

Smaller projects managed by individuals, community groups, schools, or other conservation charities are eligible to apply for grants in the region of £1,200-£5,000 for projects that foster a wider understanding, by a broad public, of the oceans and the threats they face. Projects supported may be science-based but could equally be based around arts or drama. Successful projects will be innovative in making a contribution to raising awarenes...

Department for Education to Test Approaches to Support Teachers Returning To Work (West Midlands and South East of England) 3rd April 2018

Schools from across the West Midlands and the South East are being asked to take part in a government programme designed to help teachers return to the classroom after a career break. Together with schools in these areas, the Department for Education will test the best approach to supporting teachers who have taken time out of their careers, providing funding to help them after they return to the classroom. It’s part of the drive to help sch...

New £500,000 Fund Launched to Help Young People Change their Lives (Scotland) 29th March 2018

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to sports, heritage and community projects that have a distinct focus on improving the lives of young people between eight and 26 years of age. The funding is available to schools, voluntary or community organisations as well as youth groups, youth associations and other non-profit organisations for projects that encourage positive mental health for young people; inspire young people to lea...

Funding for Community Sports (Scotland) 23rd March 2018

Grants of up to £500 are available to run sporting activities for the benefit of a range of participants from the local community. Eligible organisations that can apply include a registered community amateur sports clubs; schools or educational organisations; religious organisations Scout or Guide groups; charitable service funds of the Armed Forces; Community Interest Companies registered with The Office of the Regulator of Community Intere...

Young People Empowerment Grants (Scotland) 23rd March 2018

Not-for-profit voluntary or community groups, schools, colleges, universities and residential houses who are working with care experienced young people between 14 and 16 years old anywhere in Scotland have until the 27th April 2018 to apply for funding of between £500 and £10,000 from the Empowerment Grants programme. The programme is being run by the Life Changes Trust and will support predominantly small projects that focus on care experie...

School Holiday Activity Fund (London) 21st March 2018

Charities and state schools that want to deliver activities for children and young people during the May half-term holidays in North West London have until the 25th April to apply for grants of up to £4,000. This includes all half-term breaks, Easter, Christmas and the summer holiday. The Fund will pay for the running costs of holiday programmes that provide young people with activities in supportive and accessible environments. The type of a...

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK) 20th March 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...

New £4 Million Fund to Improve Alternative Provision in Education (England) 20th March 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new £4 million Fund to develop projects that will deliver better outcomes for children in Alternative Provision and to extend evidence-based projects to new settings. Alternative provision (AP) is education for children and young people whose educational needs cannot be met in a mainstream or special school. The DfE expect to fund approximately 10-15 projects. The level of funding that is pro...

Funding to Support the Education of Young People who have a Physical or Learning Disability (Scotland) 16th March 2018

The John Watson Trust has announced that the first application deadline for 2018 will be the 25th May 2018. The Trust awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged. Whilst the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, it may also award grants Scotland-wide to eligible individuals and organisations that includ...

Matched Funding for Books for Primary Schools (UK) 16th March 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.

Local School Nature Grants Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) 15th March 2018

Learning through Landscapes has announced that the next deadline for schools to apply to the Local School Nature Grant Scheme is the 27th April 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 app...

Funding for Projects that Encourage Young People's Interest in the Countryside; Literacy, Numeracy and Science (UK) 14th March 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 for School Breakfasts (Scotland) 13th March 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...

The Classical Association Grants (UK) 8th March 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 June 2018. The Association will consider applications for summer schools and to institutions offering courses in Greek, Latin and classical civilisation; and bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development. The Association will also suppo...

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

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

Funding for Projects that Raise the Attainment of Disadvantaged School Students (England) 2nd March 2018

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

Grants of £1,000 Available to Fund Innovative Geography Teaching at Secondary Level (UK) 28th February 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...

Schools Invited to Enter the Shell Bright Ideas Challenge (UK) 26th February 2018

Secondary school students, aged 11-14 have the opportunity to enter the Shell Bright Ideas Challenge. Now in its third year, the challenge invites young people to use their creativity, problem solving, teamwork and STEM skills to devise innovative solutions that could power cities of the future. “What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live?”. Cash prizes of £750-£5,000 a...

Public Engagement Spark Awards - £15,000 Available to Highlight Science and Technology Achievements (UK) 22nd February 2018

The Science and Technology Facilities(STFC) Council has announced that its Public Engagement Spark Awards will re-open for applications on the 28th February 2018. Individuals and organisations such as STFC scientists and engineers, facility users, schools, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups can apply for awards of up to £15,000 to encourage and support novel, high-quality public engagement activities that highlight...

Institute of Mathematics Education Grant Scheme (UK) 21st February 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 for Schools and Young Peoples Projects (Southwark) 19th February 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bright Ideas Challenge for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales) 6th February 2018

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

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

Battlefield School Visits Grant (Scotland) 2nd February 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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