Funding for Nurseries

Grants and Funding Opportunities for Nurseries & Pre-Schools

You will find below a list of links which can help you to find funding for your nursery or pre-school. We regularly update this page, so please check back for the latest information.


Click here to download a free copy of our Funding Guide which
outlines a selection of grants that are available to nurseries, schools
and universities across the UK.

Free Funding Guide for Nurseries

Last Updated: October 2021

UK Wide Grant and Funding Providers

Ernest Cook Trust  The Ernest Cook Trust gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment or the arts (in the broadest sense) or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. Grants relating to the education of young people range from £100-£4000.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. They award grants towards the promotion of cultural life, education, the natural environment and enabling people who are disadvantaged to participate more fully in society.

The Foyle Foundation – An independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities in the areas of Arts and Learning

The Prince’s Countryside Fund  – The Prince’s Countryside Fund awards grants to projects which aim to reconnect people with the countryside.

Regional Grant and Funding Providers
A selection of funding which is only available to certain areas:

City Bridge Trust – The City Bridge Trust offer funding via their Working With Londoners Grant. They have 7 different sectors to help the London area with Accessibility, Environment, Mental Health etc and can offer up to £500,000 to sector organisations and registered charities

Southwold, Suffolk:
The Adnams Charity – This award offers grants within the range of £100 to £2,500 to causes within 25 miles of Southwold. Their grants are made under the general headings of: Education, Health & Social Welfare, The Arts, Recreation, Buildings/Community Facilities and The Environment/Conservation.

Selected Areas Grant and Funding Providers
Biffaward – Community funding scheme which offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000.

Magnox Socio-Economic Scheme – Funding scheme offered by Magnox with the aim to mitigate the impact of decommissioning on local communities living near Magnox Ltd sites. Grants are offered between the value of £100 to over £100,000. Education establishments, community groups, voluntary groups etc local to these sites can apply for funding.

Some additional Registered Landfill Site Operators offer funding for projects within a specified distance of their sites. A list of registered landfill site operators is available from the HMRC website: List of Registered Landfill Site Operators


Good luck with your applications. If you need help completing you application, download our Free Funding Guide for tips and ideas. 

Please note: Able Canopies Ltd. have not been endorsed by the above charities/organisations in anyway however, previous customers have that stated that they have successfully received funding from the sources mentioned on our funding pages.

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