Below are a list of links which can help you to find funding for your school. We regularly update this page, so please check back regularly for the latest information:
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Last Updated: September 2016
Grant and Funding providers - UK wide:
Baily Thomas Charitable Fund - The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund donates grants of up to £5,000 to schools working with young people with learning disabilities. Grants can be used for capital building, renovation and refurbishment and play schemes. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
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 Gannett Foundation - A charitable arm of Newsquest Ltd, one of the UK's largest publishers. You can apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000 to help support projects in a number of sectors including education.
Naturesave Trust - Funding environmental and conservation projects throughout the UK including wind and solar projects. They can offer up to £10,000 per project and applications can be made online
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports innovation in educational practice to help improve learning outcomes for young people who are in or out of school.- Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports proposals that address three themes: tackling school exclusion and truancy, developing speaking and listening skills and supplementary education.
Tesco Charity Trust The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.
The Prince's Countryside Fund The Prince's Countryside Fund awards grants to projects which aim to reconnect people with the countryside.
The Sorrell Foundation - The Sorrell Foundation have adapted the joinedupdesignforschools process which allows pupils the opportunity to have a say in the way their school is changed by the BSF and Primary Capitals programmes and also have their own funding available.
The Wolfson Foundation - The foundations aims to support excellence in the UK, generally through their funding in the fields of health and education. Grants are generally given for capital infrastructure to schools, universities, hospitals, museums and historic/religious buildings. Their grants generally range from £1,000 to £8,000.
Regional Funding Opportunites:
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
North East England:
Hadrian Trust- The Hadrian Trust awards funding for projects within the North East of England whose aims are to improve areas such as: Social Welfare, The Disabled, Youth, Education etc. Their average grant ranges between £500 to £2,000
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.
Yorventure - Not-for-profit organisations can apply for Yorventure grants, and the project must be within 10 miles, as the crow flies, from a Yorwaste landfill site. There are 3 levels of grants available, which range from £1,000 to up to £250,000.
Selected areas in UK:
Biffaward - Community funding scheme which offers grants of between £5,000 and £50,000. Biffa Award awards grants to projects that are within a certain distance of an active Biffa operation. Both the Main Grants Community and Small Grants funding schemes require an active Biffa operation to be within 10 miles of the project site. However, if you're applying under the Main Grants Biodiversity or Flagship Scheme the radius is extended to within 25 miles.
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.
Other registered Landfill Site Operators also 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
School Funding Directories:
Fundraising For Schools - Fundraising information for schools, you need to subscribe to this site.
Grants for schools - You need to subscribe to use this service but they do offer a free trial
Government Funding for Schools - You need to subscribe to use this service
Pebble - The School Fund Finder Search Feature by Pebble offers a sign up service to find grants, funding and free materials for your school. This service is charged at £15 a month for primary schools and £21 a month for secondary schools.
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