Funding for SEN Schools

Funding and Grants for SEN Schools

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

Able Canopies Free Funding & Grant Guide for SchoolsClick here to download a free copy of our Funding Guide which
outlines a selection of grants that are available to schools, nurseries
and universities across the UK.

Free Funding Guide for Schools

Last Updated: October 2021

UK Wide Grant and Funding Providers

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.

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. It's main priorities are for special educational needs and learning difficulties.

The Hedley Foundation - A charitable foundation which provides grants for the provision of specialist equipment and support for carers for disabled people and the terminally ill.  

The Woodward Charitable Trust - An independent sheme with information on school funding and grants.

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

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.

Selected Area Grant and Funding Providers

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

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