There are lots of external funding opportunities available to schools and academies. We understand that the application process can be daunting and resource intensive, so as a result we have established a pilot with a small number of schools. The pilot will consider how we can support you in the future.
Example of funding opportunities currently available are:
- Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme to Re-open for Applications in Early 2020
The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme, which offers grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need will re-open for applications in early 2020.
Further information can be found at – https://forevermanchester.com/kelloggs-breakfast-club-programme/
- Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (between £15,000 and £100,000)
From the 1st December 2019, secondary schools and colleges that have reached a level of excellence will be eligible to apply for a grant towards the cost of capital projects through the Wolfson Foundation’s Funding for secondary schools & sixth form colleges programme. Secondary schools and Sixth form colleges are eligible to apply for grants of between £15,000 and £100,000.
Further information can be found at – http://www.wolfson.org.uk/funding/education/secondary-education/
- Grants to Enhance the Teaching of Mathematics (up to £400)
The London Mathematical Society is inviting Mathematics Teachers in the UK to apply for grants of up to £400 to attend specific one or two-day conferences/events organised by professional mathematical organisations.
Further information can be found at – https://www.lms.ac.uk/grants/teacher-cpd-grants
- School Grants to Promote Physics (up to £600)
UK schools and colleges can apply to The Institute of Physics 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 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.
Further information can be found at – http://www.iop.org/about/grants/school/page_38824.html
- Funding for Chemistry Clubs at Schools and Colleges (up to £1,000)
Schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to run chemistry activities. The funds which are made available by the Royal Society of Chemistry, are targeted at activities run at schools and colleges outside the normal science timetable. Activities should be focused on generating interest in chemistry in all ability levels or which may provide opportunities to stretch and challenge the already able and motivated students.
Further information can be found at – http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/BMCS/education-support-group/chemistry-clubs.asp
- Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (up to £1,000)
Teachers at primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards the purchase of equipment to support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. Bids are invited for the purchase of items of equipment that cannot be purchased through a school’s mainstream teaching budget and which would enrich the learning experience of students.
Further information can be found at – https://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/BMCS/education-support-group/enhanced-equipment.asp
- Royal Society of Chemistry’s Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (up to £10,000)
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.
Further information can be found at – https://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/
- Funding for Teaching Internships (£500 per student)
Grants are available for school-led partnerships to design and provide teaching internships targeted at science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate students.
Further information can be found at – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/paid-internships-for-teaching
- Grants for Community Music Projects (up to £2,500)
Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to bring music to their community and fulfil their potential in becoming truly sustainable music programmes.
Further information can be found at – https://musicforall.org.uk/apply-for-funding/
- Funding for Classical Music Lessons, Instruments and Courses (up to £2,000)
In 2020, individuals of school age, teachers and schools will be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 towards classical music lessons, instruments and courses. The funding aims to inspire and encourage a new generation of classical musicians and composers, and help children afford a classical music education, no matter what their financial background.
Further information can be found at- https://www.umuksoundfoundation.com/decca-bursary/
- The Classical Association Grants (grants may exceed £2,000)
The Classical Association (CA) awards grants to support classical projects and conferences. This can include applications for summer schools and to institutions offering courses in Greek, Latin, classical civilisation; and bursaries for teachers attending courses abroad to support their professional development. The Association will also support school teaching and outreach work such as Greek and Latin reading competitions, regional Greek/Roman days and school conferences; etc.
Further information can be found at – https://classicalassociation.org/grants.html
- Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (£50 to £600)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies makes grants 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. The Committee also makes awards to groups and schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and money has recently been made available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries.
Further information can be found at – https://www.romansociety.org/Grants-Prizes/Grants-for-Schools
- Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People
Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 75% 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.
Further information can be found at – http://www.field-studies-council.org/about/fsc-kids-fund/applying-to-fsc-kids-fund.aspx
- Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (up to £5,000 per year)
UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research. Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per year for up to three years.
Further information can be found at – https://www.ninevehtrust.org.uk/%C2%A0
- Free Trees for Community Groups and Schools
The Woodland Trust has thousands of free tree packs to give away to community groups and schools. The trees are available for planting on an area that is accessible to the public so that it can be used and enjoyed by others. For school applicants, the trees should be planted on either the school grounds, land the school has arranged regular access to or in an area that is publicly accessible.
Further information can be found at – https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/
- New Fund Launched to Improve Rugby League Facilities (up to £15,000 or in excess of £15,000)
A new £10 million fund has been launched which is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place; giving people more and better opportunities to engage with the game and to get active.
Further information can be found at – https://www.rlwc2021.com/facilities
- One Stop Carriers for Causes (up to £1,000)
Not for profit organisations, including schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community. One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.
Further information can be found at – https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Pages/Category/carriers-for-causes-uk
- Funding for Community Projects (up to £2,000)
From early January 2020, community groups will be able to apply for funding of up to £2000 for projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their local community. Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers.
Further information can be found at – https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-community-grants/apply-for-a-bags-of-help-grant/#more-2418
- B&Q Community Reuse Scheme
DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates 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. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used.
Further information can be found at – http://www.diy.com/corporate/community/waste-donation/
- Funding Available to Encourage Collaboration Between Community Organisations (over £10,000)
Grants are available to organisations, such as schools, who are wanting to adopt a more strategic approach to improve their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships with other organisations. Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years from the Big Lottery Funds £40 million Partnership Fund.
Further information can be found at – https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/partnerships-england
- Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (£250 – £150,000)
The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund offers project funding in the area of severe learning difficulties, including autism for both children and adults.
Further information can be found at – http://www.bailythomas.org.uk/grants
Once the pilot has finished we will share any new support packages with you.