Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK)

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. The funding is available to help young people aged 14 – 18 (25 for those with special needs) attend a course who may otherwise be excluded due to some form of disadvantage – health, mobility, deprivation or financial. One free staff/adult place is provided for every 12 young people; additional adults pay 20% +VAT. This includes all equipment, tuition and waterproof hire costs. Food and accommodation are included for residential courses. The next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2020.

Grants to Promote Latin and Roman Studies and Activities (UK)

Grants of up to £600 are available 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. Grants are also awarded 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. The grants are awarded by the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2020.


Funding for Christian Charities Promoting Social Inclusion (UK)

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. The funding is being made available through the Anchor Foundation and the next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2020.

Science Grants for Schools (England, Scotland & Wales)

State-funded primary schools, nurseries and special schools in Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Clackmannanshire, Fermanagh & Omag, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Newry, Mourne & Down, West Lothian, North East Lincolnshire, Wakefield and Wolverhampton can apply for a grant from the Edina Trust to run science projects. The level of funding available is dependent upon the type of school applying: Full primary and ASN schools can apply for grants of up to £600; Infant and Junior schools up to £300; Nursery schools and nursery classes within schools can apply for a one-off grant of up to £420. The Science Grant Scheme runs in each area for three years, before moving on to a new area. Grants can be used for science weeks, science related school trips, science equipment and science subscriptions; improving school grounds for science and gardening resources. Examples of projects that received funding are St Bede’s Primary School, Sunderland that created a Forest School area in the school grounds. The school used the Edina Trust grant to purchase tools that the children can use, which has allowed them to get outside and learn about nature, as well as develop their self-confidence; and Kersland School, Renfrewshire had a visit from Glasgow Science Centre’s Bodyworks On Tour programme. The programme is all about our amazing bodies and offers an array of exciting workshops, live science shows and interactive exhibits. Everything is hands-on and designed to fit the needs of learners from pre-school through to primary and secondary school pupils. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber)

Schools, nurseries and other educational settings in the North of England can apply for funding to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale. The funding aims to improve the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills; supporting vulnerable children who may not meet age related expectations at primary school; and supporting high attaining students to build on their achievements at primary school and stay on a high attaining trajectory during the first few years at secondary school. The funding is being made available through the educational charity Shine and the deadlines for applications are usually around the end of January, the end of April and the end of October each year.

Grants of up to £1,000 Available for Projects that Improve the Wellbeing of Children (UK)

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to registered charities and non-profit organisations who work to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children. Applicants applying for funding may focus on one or more of these areas: Living in Poverty; Physical & Mental Health Problems; Health & Wellbeing; Living With Disability. Examples of grants awarded in the past include a grant of £5,000 to the Panathlon Foundation for the Panathlon Challenge for young people with disabilities, to fund tournaments and specialist equipment; and a grant of £2,500 JT Inspires to promote the fitness of children and young people with congenital heart disease. The funding is being made available through the Les Mills Fund for Children and the next closing date for applications is 5pm on the 28th April 2020

Project Development Funding for Churches (UK)

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places towards developing a church building project. This includes Churches, Chapels and Meeting Houses. The funding is being made available through the National Churches Trusts Gateway Programme. The closing date for applications is the 14th May 2020. The Gateway Grant Programme also offers grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational development, increase their capacity to churches in their area or that deliver new ways of supporting churches in their area.

Science and Chemistry Equipment Grants for Schools (UK)

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. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Enhanced Equipment grant scheme and applications to the scheme can be made at any time.

Grants for Community Music Projects (UK)

Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. Grants of up to £2,500 are available. The funding is being made available by the charity Music for All and applications are assessed three times a year in Spring, Summer and Autumn. The next deadline for applications is the 1st July 2020.

Grants of up to £15,000 Available for Projects that Support Women (UK / International)

Grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women. Applications will be particularly welcome from non-OECD countries that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: Lesbian and transgender rights, Violence against women and girls, Disabled women and girls, Refugee women and girls. Funding is provided by the Feminist Review Trust, the closing date for applications for the current funding round is the 30th April 2020.

Ford Britain Trust Small Grants Programme Re-opens for Applications (England and Wales)

Grants of up to £250 are now available to charities, Schools/PTA’s and other non-profit organisations for work that has clear benefits to the local community/environment. Funding is focused on education, the environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to Ford locations in the UK. The Small Grants programme has been made available through the Ford Britain Trust, there are three application rounds a year and the next closing date is the 28th February 2020. The Trust also provides grants through its large grants programme (grants of up to £3,000). The large grants programme is currently closed to applications.

Funding for Schools Science Projects (UK)

The Royal Society has announced that its Partnership grant scheme has re-opened for applications. Through the grant scheme any UK primary or secondary school teacher can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the primary applicant being a school and the second partner an individual that is a practicing scientist/engineer currently working in a STEM related profession, such as a researcher or analyst. The closing date for applications is the 1st March 2020

Funding to Promote Awareness of Smart Meters to the Over 65s (England, Scotland and Wales)

Grants of between £15,000 and £25,000 are available to regionally based organisations with local networks that can reach people over the age of 65 who may not have engaged with the smart meter rollout so far. The aim of the funding is to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits of smart meters and to increase the awareness and acceptance of and engage with the smart meter roll-out by people over the age of 65. Housing associations and local authorities are eligible to apply too. The funding is being made available by Smart Energy GB and the closing date for applications is the 21st February 2020.

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s Privacy Innovation Grants Programme (UK)

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) has launched a new funding of its privacy innovation grants programme. Organisations are invited to bid for a grant of between 20,000 and £100,000 to support independent research and projects that promote good practice within the fields of privacy and data protection. The funding is available to academic institutions; organisations with a genuine commitment to public benefit outcomes; trade and industry associations; or civil society groups. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Funding for Projects that Support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Veterans (UK)

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that its Strategic Pathways Programme is open for applications. Grants of up to £35,000 per year for up to two years are available for projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces. The funding is available to Armed Forces charities and CICs that have substantial experience in working with veterans. The final closing date is 5pm on the 6th March 2020.