Funding for Special Schools and Colleges (UK)

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The funding is available towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is being made through the Wolfson Foundation’s Special Schools and Colleges grants programme. There is a 2-stage application process and the next stage 1 closing date is the 1st July 2020. Applications successful at this stage will have until the 1st September 2020 to complete the stage 2 application.

 

Funding to Support Youth Organisations (UK)

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 – 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £60,000. The funding is available for up to two years and will support the core operating costs of the applicant organisation. Examples of what can be funded include part-funding the salary of a key individual; policy work; additional fundraising or income generation capacity; and upgrading IT systems or website to reach young people online; etc. There is a two-stage application process. Stage 1 applications can be submitted at any time by completing an online application form answering a standard set of questions. The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund.