Grants for schools - updated Nov18
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NameAwarding BodyDescriptionMaxMinDeadline/sWebsite
Go and SeeArts Council WalesFunding for visits to high-quality arts events in galleries, theatres, arts centres and other venues. Events could include visits to performances and exhibitions or visits to experience arts professionals developing and creating their work.£1,000£0OngoingClick here
Creative CollaborationsArts Council WalesSchools and/or arts organisations can apply for funding to develop innovative projects £15,000£5,000TBCClick here
Funding to Develop Arts Based Activities in EducationPaul Hamlyn FoundationArts organisations providing arts based activities in schools and further education colleges can apply for grants of up to £400,000 over four years through the Paul Hamlyn
Foundation's Arts Based Learning Programme's “More and Better” grants scheme.
£400,000£0OngoingClick here
Arts GrantMatthew Martino Benevolent Fund (MMBF)Funding is to be used to support individuals working in performing arts. This fund is available to schools and not-for-profit organisations within the performing arts and film industry around the UK.Various£0OngoingClick here
Leadership Fellows – Early Career ResearchersArts and Humanities Research CouncilThe AHRC’s Leadership Fellows scheme provides time for research leaders, or potential future research leaders, to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area.£250,000£50,000OngoingClick here
Research Grants – Early CareersArts and Humanities Research CouncilThe Research Grants Schemes are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research.£250,000£50,000OngoingClick here
Research Grants – StandardArts and Humanities Research CouncilIntended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the development of high-quality research.£1,000,000£50,000OngoingClick here
Fidelio Charitable TrustFidelioThe trust aims to support arts projects.£5,000£0OngoingClick here
Clore DuffieldClore Duffield FoundationClore Awards aim to support organisations and schools in trying out new ways to engage children and young people in poetry, literature and creative writing. The Awards are open to schools, colleges, community groups and other arts/cultural organisations. They also fund poetry and literature initiatives for under 19s costing between £1,000 and £10,000.VariesVariesOngoingClick here
Instrument & equipment, and individual bursary awardsUniversal Music (previously EMI) Sound FoundationFunding for musical instruments/equipment as well as bursaries for individual students to cover music costs£1,500£0Ongoing Click here
The Radcliffe Trust – Music GrantsThe Radcliffe TrustThrough its grant making programme, the Radcliffe Trust supports classical music performance and training especially chamber music, composition and music education.£2,500Varies
31 January, 31 July, 31 August
Click here
Awards for Young Musicians GrantsAwards for Young MusiciansGrants will cover the majority of costs associated with music education, including private music lessons, travel costs, the purchase or hire of instruments and fees for specialist music schools. Funds are paid to teachers, organisations or suppliers and will not be given directly to students or their families£2000£0MarchClick here
Special Needs and Care for Children and Young People Peter Harrison FoundationThe Peter Harrison Foundation is an independent grant-making trust which supports schools, voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK, with a special focus on helping SEN pupilsVaries£0OngoingClick here
Wellbeing GrantFashion & Textile Children's TrustProviding practical support to children and young people experiencing a wide range of issues such as special needs, disability, illness, behavioural and psychological problems. Support is only available for children whose parents work in the UK fashion and textile industry.Varies£0OngoingClick here
Athlone TrustThe Athlone TrustThe objects of the Trust are to provide financial assistance for adopted children in the UK with special educational needs whose families are experiencing hardship.Varies£0OngoingClick here
Royal National Children’s FoundationRoyal National Children’s FoundationJET helps children who have suffered at home or who are deemed at risk.Various£0Various Click here
Andy Fanshawe Memorial TrustThe Andy Fanshawe Memorial TrustThe Trust gives grants that allow disadvantaged young people to take up opportunities to experience/develop an existing interest in the great outdoors, and usually supports programmes run by schools or youth groups/clubs.£500£300OngoingClick here
Raising attainment of children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgroundsEducation Endowment FoundationThe EEF aims to support schools to identify approaches to teaching and learning most likely to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.£50,000£0VariousClick here
SPORT (some may be applicable to Dance or could be linked to other creative activities)
Development GrantSports WalesSupports activities which will increase participation and improve performance in sport.£25,000£1,501OngoingClick here
Community ChestSport WalesCommunity Chest offers grant awards up to £1,500 in any 12 months towards: Increasing participation and improving standards£1500£0OngoingClick here
Calls for ActionSport WalesDo you have a bold new approach to give more people the opportunity to take part in sport?£150,000£50,000Various (18 week turnaround)Click here
FA Facilities FundFootball FoundationAwards are provided to build or refurbish sports facilities and support the growth of football activity in schools.£500,000£10,000OngoingClick here
FA Facilities Fund: Small grants schemeFootball FoundationGrants are awarded for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities to support the growth of football clubs and activity.£10,000£1,000OngoingClick here
Sports grantsSport EnglandVarious£10,000£250OngoingClick here
Community Sports ProgrammePostcode Community TrustThrough Community Grants, charities in Scotland, Wales and the North of England and Midlands can apply from £500 - £20,000 to deliver projects that positively impact their local community, while other organisations can apply for up to £2000.£20,000£500VariousClick here
The Greggs Breakfast Club ProgrammeGreggsEvery school is provided with fresh bread from their nearest Greggs shop, and a grant to support start-up and ongoing costs. The average club costs just £2,000 to set up and run for a year.£2,000VariesOngoing Click here
Grant for promotion and running of Greek studies Hellenic StudiesThe Hellenic Society CouncilGrants for the development of new courses in Greek books and other teaching materials, classics days or conferences, Greek plays by schools and summer schools for school pupils £500£1001st May & 1st OctClick here
The Berridge TrustThe British and Foreign School SocietySupports the training of teachers of cookery or nutrition. It has a relatively low income of less than £1,000 per year.£1,000VariesOngoing Click here
GA International Initiatives FundThe Geographical AssociationThe GA International Initiatives Fund provides annual awards to support geographical educators around the world£1,500£250VariousClick here
IB GrantsInternational BaccalaureateIB SCHOOLS ONLY: The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides short-term grants for schools experiencing temporary financial challenges or schools that are demonstrably increasing access to IB programmes.$5,000$15,0006 March & 6 SeptClick here
Summer Vacation StudentshipsBiochemcial SocietyGrants are available for stipends of £200 per week for 6 – 8 weeks, and up to £1,600 in total, to support an undergraduate student to carry out a summer lab placement. This scheme not only benefits the student as they get valuable research experience, but the supervisor also gains an extra pair of hands in the lab.£1,600£20022 Feb 2019Click here
The Ashden AwardsThe Ashden Awards for Sustainable EnergyThe Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking entries from primary or secondary schools that have developed both an ethos and practice of sustainability.£20,000£0Now closed - visit website for when it reopensClick here
Sport facility fundSport ScotlandFor the provision or upgrading of all physical recreation & sporting facilities for the general public.£100,000£01st AprilClick here
Uk-German Connection - Instant ImpactUK-German ConnectionGrants are available to support first-time visits between UK and German schools or youth partnerships.£1,500£0OngoingClick here
Small Grants SchemeFoyle FoundationOur Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note we are not able to support individuals.Varies£0OngoingClick here
Sharing HeritageHeritage Lottery FundThis is a small grants programme for any type of project related to heritage in the UK.£10,000£3,000OngoingClick here
First World War (then and now)Heritage Lottery FundExplore the heritage of the First World War.£10,000£3,000OngoingClick here
School Library SchemeFoyle FoundationA scheme put in place offering funding for schools. Priority will be given to funding library/reading books.Varies£0OngoingClick here
Ein Treftadaeth (Wales)Heritage Lottery FundWhichever part of the UK's heritage you want to explore, we're here to help with grants of £10,000 to £100,000.£100,000£10,000OngoingClick here
Our HeritageHeritage Lottery FundThis is a general programme for all types of heritage projects across the UK.£100,000£10,000OngoingClick here
Saturday ProgrammesThe SHINE TrustThese are projects that take place on a Saturday and fall outside our SHINE on Saturday, SHINE in Secondaries or Serious Fun strands. Programmes are aimed at 4-18 year olds from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.£150,000£60,000OngoingClick here
People and Places: Medium GrantsBig Lottery FundFor people to work together for strong communities, social justice and better rural and urban environments£100,000.£10,001OngoingClick here
People and Places: Large GrantsBig Lottery FundFor people to work together for strong communities, social justice and better rural and urban environments.  £500,000
OngoingClick here
Funding for the FutureLloyd’s Register FoundationThe advancement of public education including within the transportation industries and any other engineering and technological disciplines.Varies£0OngoingClick here
The Ogden Trust National PrizeOgden Physics PrizesThe Ogden Trust supports a range of partners, programmes and initiatives through ongoing funding or one-off grants. Funding is allocated to projects designed to enhance and encourage the learning and teaching of physics, especially for those from under-represented groups.£10,000£0OngoingClick here
Ford Britain TrustFordThe trust supports local projects with a focus on education.£3,000£250VariousClick here
Become a Lead SchoolGlobal Learning Programme, WalesThe GLP-W is currently seeking schools in Wales with established good practice in global learning to become Leads Schools. Their primary responsibility is to recruit and develop networks from their local area to share and develop ideas in the teaching and learning of global issues.Varies£0OngoingClick here
SHINE in SecondariesSHINE TrustSHINE in Secondaries is modelled on SHINE on Saturday, but targets children as they enter the crucial transition year into secondary school.£50,000£0OngoingClick here
Young RootsHeritage Lottery FundGrants from £10,000 - £50,000 for young people's heritage projects.£50,000£10,000OngoingClick here
SHINE on SaturdaySHINE TrustHelps primary children by injecting 20% extra tuition into every school week, accelerating and complementing their classroom learning. Projects run for 30 Saturdays each year, providing the equivalent of five extra weeks of teaching and learning every year.£50,000 £0OngoingClick here
The Alec Dickson TrustThe Alec Dickinson TrustThe Alec Dickson Trust supports individuals and groups of young people who are able to demonstrate that through volunteering or community service they can enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.£500£0OngoingClick here
Reaching CommunitiesBig Lottery FundThis programme is for community-driven projects which benefit those most in need.Varies£10,000OngoingClick here
Main Grants SchemeFoyle FoundationThe Main Grants Scheme will support charities registered in the United Kingdom, the dominant purpose of which is to benefit either the Arts or Learning. State funded schools are also eligible to apply.£75,000 plus£0OngoingClick here
Awards for All (Wales)Big Lottery FundAwards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects.£10,000£300OngoingClick here
Empowering Young PeopleBig Lottery Fund.Funding projects that will build the skills and capabilities of young people to better face challenges in their lives are supported. They fund projects which show that young people are fully involved in the development, design, running and evaluation of the project. £500,000
£30, 000
31 March 2021Click here
Trees for Schools FundThe Tree CouncilThe Tree Council offers funds for schools and community groups within the UK that are able to show that children under the age of 16 will be actively engaged in the planting projects. The Tree Council's National Tree Week is the focus for these projects.£700£100OngoingClick here
B&Q Waste Donation SchemeB&QThe scheme is in place to donate unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment.Materials£0OngoingClick here
The Sutton TrustThe Sutton trustThe Sutton Trust tends funds projects conducted in a formal education setting.Various£0OngoingClick here
ASDA FoundationASDAFunding committed to developing stronger, better connected, sustainable communities across the UK.Various£0OngoingClick here
The Duveen Trust GrantThe Duveen TrustThe Duveen Trust supports projects that will develop individual initiatives by young people (up to 25 years old), and help young people to get involved in community projects.Various£0OngoingClick here
Comino Foundation SupportComino FoundationThe Foundation focuses on the development of young people’s potential to achieve. It also looks for ways in which the contribution of young people can be optimised so that they will be able to help the British economy and society thriveVarious£0OngoingClick here
The Wolfson Foundation FundThe Wolfson FoundationEducation is one of the Wolfson Foundation's central themes and underpins much their work. Through our open applications we support teaching spaces at universities and secondary schools and, less often, education spaces in cultural organisations, disability charities or those working in the area of public engagement with science. £100,000£0OngoingClick here
Small Grants to Schools SchemeThe Jerusalem TrustThe Jerusalem Trust’s Small Grants to Schools Scheme supports the teaching of Christianity within Religious Education by providing schools with grants of up to £600 to purchase resources for use in RE lessons.£600£0OngoingClick here
School Farms Link ProjectThe Chadacre Agricultural TrustThe School Farm Links Project was introduced to encourage schools to find out about food and farming. The Chadacre Agricultural Trust sponsorship means they are able to provide a transport grant of £50 towards a farm visit.£50£0OngoingEmail Address
Scientific Outreach GrantsSociety of BiologyGrants supporting research, attendance at scientific conferences and the sponsorship of events to help young people get involved in science.£1000£0OngoingClick here
Main Grants Programme (Capital)Henry Smith CharityOne off grants for purchase or refurbishment of a building or purchase of specialist equipment.£150,000£10,000OngoingClick here
Main Grants Programme (Revenue)Henry Smith CharityGrants of up to three years for things like core costs (including salaries and overheads), or the running costs of a specific project (including staffing costs).£10,000+£0OngoingClick here
B&Q - One Planet Living GrantsB&QProjects must demonstrate that provision of access for disabled people has been considered. Projects should be sustainable and the materials and methods used should not cause environmental damage in the short or long-term.£250£50OngoingClick here
The Savoy Educational TrustThe Savoy Educational TrustThe Savoy Educational Trust gives grants to people entering or working in the hospitality industry, or charities offering hospitality related education projects. £5,500£500OngoingClick here
Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club GrantsGreggsSchools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at your school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school
serves a disadvantaged community.
VariousVariousOngoingClick here
Travel BursariesPhoenix Education TrustApplicants may apply for funds to cover travel expenses or the cost of conference or seminar fees. Teaching cover can also be covered by the bursaryVariousVariousOngoingClick here
Small Grants ProgrammeThe Leathersellers' CompanyOur current areas of priority are Education, Disability, Children & Young People and the Relief of Need.£3,000£500OngoingClick here
Main Grants ProgrammeThe Leathersellers' CompanyWe welcome applications from a broad range of UK registered charities and educational establishments working within the UK. Our current areas of priority are Education, Disability, Children & Young People and the Relief of Need.VariousVariousOngoingClick here
Grants For TeachersGoldsmiths' CompanyThe Goldsmiths’ Grant for Teachers was introduced in 2008 to provide teachers and head teachers with an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice£3,000£0OngoingClick here
Education Grant SchemeInsitute of MathematicsIndividuals in secondary schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the United Kingdom can apply for a grant to help with the costs of running or attending an educational activity relating to mathematics.£600£0Ongoing (Two month decision period)Click here
Primary & Secondary School Science GrantsThe Armourers & Brasiers' CompanyThe Company gives financial support to schools to nurture achievement, enthusiasm and interest in science among primary and school students.£600 & £1000£0OngoingClick here
STEM club fundingSTEM DirectoriesPreviously a funding scheme, currently only provides advice on funding your STEM clubTBC£0OngoingClick here
Heritage GrantsHeritage Lottery FundThis open programme is for grants over £100,000 for any type of project related to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.£5,000,000
VariousClick here
School Grants to Promote PhysicsRaspberry PiRaspberry Pi education fund is open to organisations including schools and STEM Clubs. Grants range from £100 to £125k as long as they fit within the aim of promoting computer science and its use across STEM and the arts.£125,000£0VariousClick here
British Ecological Society GrantBritish Ecological SocietyThe British Ecological Society offers outreach grants of up to £2,000 to its members and others, including schools, to promote ecological science to a wide audience.£2,000£0VariousClick here
The Drapers’ Charitable FundThe Drapers' CompanyThe Drapers’ Company aims to improve the quality of life and expectations of people and their communities within the UK, particularly those disadvantaged or socially excluded, through the award of grants in the fields of education and relief of need.Various£0Various Click here
Community AwardsOneFamily FoundationOneFamily customers can nominate projects for a Community Award of £5,000 or £25,000 twice a year. The Community Awards have helped communities to fund things like the renovation of school playgrounds and sports clubs, sensory gardens and respite centres for children with disabilities£25,000£5,000Various, twice per yearClick Here
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