We have created this article in collaboration with our administration and financial support expert – ensuring you don’t miss out on any opportunities and have access to expert funding advice.

Schools face constant financial and budgetary pressures, meaning money is often tight.

That’s why we’ve rounded up a selection of the funding opportunities available to schools, alongside funding news and freebies schools can take advantage of. At the end of this article, you will find advice from our financial support expert about an area of school funding – this month, we are discussing how you can use your weekly shop to help support your school!

Want to find what you’re looking for quickly? Here’s a breakdown of what’s in our article this month:

  • In the news – find out what’s been going on in education funding news this month
  • Don’t miss out: upcoming deadlines – make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming application deadlines by looking at this section
  • Get funded: funding opportunities and grants – explore our selection of funding opportunities to find what suits your needs
  • The best of the freebies – take a look at the best of the freebies currently available to schools
  • Advice from our expert: can your weekly shop support your school? – read advice from our financial support expert about an area of school funding


In the news


Schools won’t have to fund early-career payments for maths teachers


The DfE has revealed that it will proceed with its plans for early-career bonuses for maths teachers who choose to remain in the profession – it has also announced that schools will not have to contribute to any payments.

Under the new scheme, maths graduates will receive an upfront payment of £20,000 when they become secondary school teachers, and those who stay on will get two subsequent payments of £5,000 in the third and fifth years of their teaching careers.

The DfE confirmed that it will be covering the cost of the income tax and both the employee and employer national insurance contributions that are associated with the bonuses; however, has clarified that the bonuses will only apply to teachers completing postgraduate secondary mathematics ITT in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

Following this, the DfE will consider whether to roll the scheme out further, depending on the success of the pilot.


Government cancels £18 million ‘future talent fund’


The fund was unveiled by former Education Secretary, Justine Greening, in December last year – now the DfE has admitted to taking the “difficult decision” to cancel the fund and prioritise improvements in the early years.

It is not known whether the money will be put towards another scheme or not, but the decision has been criticised by many, including Impetus-PEF – a charity which supports pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The charity’s policy manager, Ben Gadsby, said: “We are generations away from closing these gaps. This fund would have channelled vital funding to address this.”

Valentine Mulholland, head of policy at the NAHT, said it was “worrying” that funding to support social mobility and disadvantaged pupils “is being quietly taken away a matter of months after being announced, and before any child has been supported through it”.


Funding to help pupils affected by domestic abuse announced


On 21 September, the Home Office gave £163,000 to the charity Operation Encompass to help fund its initiative to support children who attend school following a domestic abuse incident.

Operation Encompass ensures that police contact a school before the next school day when one of their pupils has experienced a domestic abuse incident, allowing schools to make sure the appropriate support is in place.

This funding comes ahead of the publication of the draft Domestic Abuse Bill, which includes measures such as introducing a new statutory definition of domestic abuse, new protection orders, and the creation of a domestic abuse commissioner.


Sport England launches £13.5 million fund to improve PE in secondary schools


The money will be used to fund a scheme which will run through the national network of teaching school alliances, funding the training of 17,000 teachers in delivering PE and sport in school.

Teachers will be trained in new activities from Zumba to volleyball and school leaders will be encouraged to value PE in their school.

Jennie Price, the chief executive of Sport England, said: “While some youngsters have a great experience of PE and sport at school, others don’t, and our research shows that can put them off being active for life. Lots of people have bad memories of being picked last for a team or just feeling really uncomfortable in PE lessons. This programme is designed to stop that happening.”


Don’t miss out: upcoming deadlines


Engineering Education Grant Scheme


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) are offering the Engineering Education Grant Scheme – it funds UK-based educational projects that support the increase of engineering knowledge in young people aged 5 to 19.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8 October 2018 – find out if your school is eligible and make an application here. Decisions about which applications are successful will be made during the week commencing 3 December 2018, for projects taking place from 1 January 2019.


Aviva Community Fund


The Aviva Community Fund opened for all applications on 11 September 2018. Community organisations and schools are able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 to support projects relating to the environment, health and wellbeing, or skills for life.

If you wish to apply, you will need support from your community in the form of votes – the most voted for applications will go through to the final to be judged.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 9 October 2018.

Find out more about the eligibility criteria for the programme and how to apply here.


Funding for maths enrichment and enhancement activities


The Royal Institution is offering state schools grants of up to £500 to host maths enrichment and enhancement activities. The scheme is designed to integrate maths activities into schools and support teachers’ development.

For an application to be successful, the activity needs to be taking place between January and July 2019.

The window for applications closes on Friday 12 October – you will hear if you are successful or not by Friday 26 October 2018.

Find out more and apply here.


Get funded: funding opportunities and grants


Deals for schools


The DfE has published a webpage providing information on the national deals available to schools to help you save money on the things you buy regularly, such as ICT services, photocopiers and insurance.

New deals are frequently added to the page, so make sure you visit it regularly!


School nurseries capital fund (SNCF)


The SNCF will be used to create more school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children.

Bids for new, or extensions of current, nurseries must target disadvantaged children and be directly linked to a school, and governed by that school or MAT.

The fund’s application guide should be read by organisations (including LAs, schools, MATs and charities) interested in working in partnership to develop an application – application forms must be submitted by your LA to be considered.

Make sure you read the application guide and accompanying guidance before submitting an application.

The application window closes on Thursday 22 November 2018.


Strategic College Improvement Fund (SCIF)


The main phase of the SCIF has been launched, providing £15 million to support colleges.

Colleges that need support will be able to apply for a grant to work with a stronger “partnering” college. Together, they will create an action plan to tackle the issues they face.

The funding will be available until March 2020 – find out if you are eligible to apply here.


Condition Improvement Fund – Urgent Capital Support (UCS)


UCS is available for academies and sixth-form colleges who don’t have access to a school condition allocation, and that require funding to address urgent building condition issues. Urgent issues are those that either put the safety of pupils and staff at risk, or threaten the closure of the whole, or a significant part of, the school.

Applications for UCS can only be considered outside of the main funding round where there is a genuine and immediate need for urgent support that cannot wait until the next round.

If you need urgent support, you can find out more information about how to apply for UCS here.


Grants to support professional development 


The Goldsmiths’ Grant for Teachers aims to provide teachers and headteachers with an opportunity to take time out from school to undertake a project of their choice, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development.

Grants of up to £3,000 are made to cover the cost of travel, accommodation, etc. – a further £2,000 (maximum) supply cover would be paid to your school.

All proposed projects are considered by a panel – projects must have a long-term aim of spreading results or research back to your school or a wider audience.

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 November 2018 – find out more and apply here.


Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) funding


Schools and ITT providers who are offering training places in biology, chemistry, computing, D&T, geography, languages, maths and physics can request SKE funding to support their recruitment.

Read the funding manual from the DfE and NCTL to find out if your school is eligible and to learn more about the funding you would receive. From here, you can also access a form to add your SKE course to the DfE’s course directory and a funding request form.


Get reimbursed for the Golden Hello scheme


The Golden Hello is a financial incentive for teachers of priority subjects in secondary maintained schools – this scheme is now closed to all trainees starting their ITT in, or after, the 2011/2012 academic year. Trainees who started their ITT course before 1 August 2011 can still receive the incentive. LAs and academies with eligible trainees can claim reimbursement for the scheme.

Find out how to claim reimbursement here.


Fund launched to connect UK schools with classrooms around the world


The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Programme is being co-funded by the British Council, who will contribute £17 million, and the Department for International Development (DFID), who will contribute £21 million. It is designed to build long-term partnerships between schools and communities in the UK and countries around the world.

One aspect of the programme will be to train 60,000 teachers and school leaders in the UK and developing countries to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to live and work in a global economy

Schools with pupils aged between 7 and 14 can sign up to the programme by visiting the British Council’s website or by emailing schools@britishcouncil.org.


UK-German Connection – Partnership Visit Fund


Teachers of primary and secondary schools can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or that develops a new partnership.

To be eligible, the visits should last no longer than a week and be focussed on planning future activities between pupils which should take place within the year.

The grants provided can support costs such as travel, accommodation and project resources – the school must contribute at least 25 percent of the overall eligible costs.

You can apply for this fund at any time. Find out more information and download an application form here.


Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund


The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Outreach Fund provides support to members, individuals and organisations to enable them to run chemistry-based public and school engagement activities.

The fund is split into two categories – small grants of up to £2,000 and large grants of between £2,000 and £10,000. Applications for the small grants scheme will close on Monday 14 January 2019. The society is not currently taking applications for the large grant scheme – this will reopen in January 2019.

There are certain eligibility criteria that must be met for applications to be successful – find out more about the criteria and apply here.


Institute of Mathematics grant scheme


Individuals working in secondary schools, FE and HE institutions can apply for a grants of up to £600 to help with the costs of running or attending educational activities relating to maths – grants of up to £600 can be made.

Applications from primary schools can also be made, but they should make these applications in partnership with a secondary school, FE or HE institution.

Applications can be made at any time – find out more information here.


Institute of Physics (IOP) – IET and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) school grant scheme


UK schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £600 from the IOP. Grants are available for projects, events and activities linked with the promotion of physics and engineering.

Grants may be used for project-related purposes, for example materials and resources, transport, marketing and publicity, supply cover (in certain circumstances), and any other purposes deemed appropriate by the judges.

The closing date for projects taking place in the Spring 2019 term is Thursday 1 November 2018 – you can find out more information and apply here.


Funding for projects encouraging interest in art, crafts, architecture, literacy and STEM


The Ernest Cook Trust is offering grants of up to £12,000 to schools and non-profit organisations for projects that encourage young people’s interest in arts, crafts, architecture, literacy and STEM subjects.

There are two programmes:

  • The small grants programme (under £4,000) supports state schools and small registered charities which require a small amount of funding for their projects to take place.
  • The large grants programme (up to £12,000) is aimed at larger-scale education programmes.

There is no specific application deadline for the small grants programme; however, due to the high demand for the small grants programme, the Trust recommends you apply at least six months ahead of the date your project is due to start.

The next deadline for applications to the large grants programme is Thursday 31 January 2019 – find out more here.


Grants to promote teaching of Roman and Latin studies


The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies offers grants to schools to help promote the teaching of Latin and Roman studies – grants usually range from £50 to £500. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks or other resources, but awards can also be made to schools organising lectures for study days on Roman themes.

If you want to apply, you should send an application to the Secretary, Roman Society, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU – the application should arrive by 1 February, July or November in any year.

Find out more information here.


Funding to develop classics education


Classics for All, an organisation which aims to develop the teaching of classics in UK schools, has opened its 2018 grants programme.

Previous grants awarded to schools have ranged from £100 to £15,000, with the aim of supporting the development or introduction of Classics in schools.

Applications for the grant can be submitted at any time – read the guidelines before submitting an application here


Grants to fund innovative geography teaching in secondary schools


Two grants of £1,000 each are available from the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) to fund innovative geography teaching to secondary school pupils. The grants aim to enable imaginative, innovative or creative teaching materials to be developed.

Grants are awarded annually to teacher-higher education partnerships.  

Find out more information here – applications close on Friday 15 February 2019.


The Wolfson Foundation – Secondary Education Programme


The Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme is primarily dedicated to supporting the teaching of A-levels and GCSEs at high-achieving state-funded schools and sixth-form colleges through the funding of capital projects.

The Foundation currently allocates approximately £1.75 million each year to:

  • New builds, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology.
  • Information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts.

Grants do not usually exceed £50,000 for secondary schools and £100,000 for sixth-form colleges. Before you submit an application, make sure you have read the information here.

The next deadline for stage 1 applications to the programme is Thursday 10 January 2019.


Garfield Weston Foundation


The Garfield Weston Foundation awards grants to educational projects: regular grants for applications below £100,000 and major grants for applications of £100,000 or more.

Applications can be submitted at any time – more information can be found here.


Grants for sensory equipment for pupils with SEND


Special schools can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Lord’s Taverners charity to help them purchase a range of sensory equipment to help enhance their pupils’ experience at school.

To be eligible, your school needs to cater for pupils under 19 who have a physical, sensory or learning disability – mainstream schools are unable to apply.

Applications can be made at any time – find out more here.


Alice McCosh Trust – funding for environmental-related activities


The Alice McCosh Trust provides grants to schools or research activities related to natural history and/or the environment – applications for this grant re-opened on Monday 1 October 2018.

It’s expected that the trustees will award one grant of between £600 to £1,000, which could, for example, cover the cost of a school trip or project.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 November 2018. You can find out more here.


Local School Nature Grants Scheme


Learning through Landscape’s Local Schools Nature Grants Scheme allows schools to apply for £500 worth of outdoor resources and a two-hour training session.

Successful applicants will demonstrate that they are committed to making environmental improvements and ideally will have included pupils and their local community in decision-making about the project.

The scheme is open throughout 2018 – the next closing date for applications is Friday 30 November 2018.

Find out more information and apply for the grant here.


Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme


State-funded schools, as well as dedicated schools that don’t have or want to improve their libraries, can apply for grants through the Foyle Foundation’s Schools Library Programme.

On average, grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are made.

Preference is given to schools who can clearly demonstrate that their library can be maintained and renewed in the future.

You can make an application at any time – find out more here.


Funding for community music groups and schools 


The charity Music for All offers funding for community groups, schools and other individuals to support community music-making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Projects that are supported will be taking place in the UK and aiming to bring music to your community – the funding should be used to fulfil your project’s potential to become a sustainable music programme.

There are three application periods throughout the year – the deadline for the current period is Thursday 1 November 2018.

Find out more and apply here.


BlueSpark Foundation grant


You can apply for grants from the BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. A lot of grants offered will be under £2,000, some will be £5,000 and under, and only a few will be over £10,000.

The funding can be used for physical assets (e.g. iPads, sports equipment), for services or facilities (e.g. coaching), or for the provision of experiences (e.g. theatre visits).

Applications can be made at any time via the foundation’s standard application form.


The Youth Hostel Association’s (YHA) educational support programme


The YHA’s educational support programme offers support to educational groups where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium or where they face additional social challenges – they are particularly interested in supporting groups that have never been on a residential trip.

The YHA can only provide schools and groups with one break per year. You can apply for support for up to 10 individual pupils (between the ages of 8 and 18), for up to 50 percent of the programme costs.

When applying, you should explain why your trip would make a significant difference to the group of children.

More details about the available trips, the application windows and how to apply can be found here.


Field Studies Council (FSC) Kids Fund


FSC is an independent charity that provides environmental courses to young people to raise awareness of the natural world.

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80 percent of the course fee for groups of disadvantaged young people to attend a non-curriculum day or residential course at an FSC Learning Location.

The next closing date for applications is Thursday 1 November 2018 – you may apply at any time and your application will be held until the next decision round.

You can find more information and the application form here.


Funding for accessible minibuses


The UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, Lord’s Taverners, has re-opened its accessible minibuses grants programme.

Schools that cater for pupils with physical, sensory and learning disabilities can apply to the charity for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses.

Applications can be submitted at any time and are reviewed at the end of each quarter – find out more information and make an application here.


The Big Lottery Fund relaunches their Reaching Communities programme


The Reaching Communities programme make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with ideas that enable communities to thrive. Applications can be made at any time on the Big Lottery Fund website – where you’ll also find more information about what kind of applications are being sought.


Funding for breakfast clubs


Magic Breakfast is a registered charity aiming to end hunger as a barrier to education by providing breakfast to the children who need it most. A “magic” breakfast is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, and is compliant with the School Food Standards.

The charity is currently accepting applications from schools in England where over 35 percent of their pupils are eligible for FSM.

Applications can be made at any time; however, there is currently a waiting list.

Find out more information and make an application here.


Greggs Foundation breakfast club grants


Schools where at least 40 percent of their pupils are eligible for free school meals are able to apply for the Greggs Foundation breakfast club scheme.

Your school should demonstrate a commitment to engaging parents or other volunteers and must offer the breakfast club for free.

Successful schools are provided with fresh bread from their nearest Greggs shop and a grant to support start-up and ongoing costs.

Applications can be made at any time; however, there is currently a waiting list for new clubs. You can find out more information and make an application here.


Kellogg’s breakfast club grants programme


Kellogg’s has grants of up to £1,000 available to help schools provide breakfast to children who need it the most – the fund is being administered by Forever Manchester.

Schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can apply – priority will be given to schools that have 40 percent and above of pupils eligible for pupil premium. Applications can be made at any time; however, the fund may close if it becomes oversubscribed.


WHSmith Community Grant


Schools and pre-schools can apply for grants of up to £500 from the WHSmith trust – the funding supports good causes in the local communities where WHSmith operates.

Each year there are two application rounds – the next application deadline is Sunday 31 March 2019.

Find out more information and make an application here.


The best of the freebies


Free football kit and equipment for primary schools


Primary schools can apply for free resources through the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment programme, which is being run in partnership with Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation.

Schools are provided with either a Nike football kit or a range of equipment that can be used across the curriculum to get pupils active, such as footballs, floor sports and giant dice.

Only schools that did not receive a Premier League Primary Start Kit or Equipment Pack in 2017/2018 are eligible to apply at this time.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 October 2018 – you can find out more here.


National supply teacher agency database


All schools have been emailed a new national list of recommended suppliers to use when recruiting supply teachers and other temporary staff – the national database has been developed by the DfE and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

All participating agencies guarantee to schools that they have completed all necessary checks on their workers, have the relevant accreditation in place, will be transparent about the rates and mark-up they charge and will give schools the chance to avoid paying fees if they choose to employ someone full time.

The database will also provide schools with a list of ‘managed service providers’ who can take on their temporary staff needs if they choose – this may be a preferred choice for larger schools as it can help save money.

Schools that are unhappy with a supply teacher or agency worker’s work, or suspect a breach in their agreed terms, can contact the CCS at supplyteachers@crowncommerical.gov.uk.


Young Money


Young Money has produced a financial education textbook, funded by a pledge from Martin Lewis OBE, founder of www.moneysavingexpert.com – the book is curriculum mapped and is being designed for cross-curricular integration. A teacher’s guide is also being developed, which will outline how the financial topics can be used within different subject areas.

The textbook will be sent to all state secondary schools for use during the 2018/2019 academic year – you can find out more information here.


Betty for schools


The betty for schools programme aims to create a generation of girls and boys aged 8 to 12 who are truly comfortable to talk about periods. To achieve this aim, the programme provides free PSHE Association accredited resources – they are film-led and also include animations, quizzes and interactive activities.

Find out more here.


B&Q community re-use scheme


B&Q’s community re-use scheme is open to schools, other educational institutions and community groups. B&Q will donate unsellable products and materials for the benefit of the local community. Items that are donated should be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they aren’t used.

Contact the duty manager of your local B&Q if you want to find out more information about the scheme in your area – general information can be found here.


BBC School Report


BBC School Report is a journalism project for 11 to 18-year-olds – it enables pupils to make their own news which can be uploaded to your website and added to the BBC’s interactive map, making your news accessible to the worldwide BBC audience.

There are lesson plans available to support teachers in the project.

Find out how to get involved here.


Superbugs: Join the fight  


The National Schools Partnership has teamed up with Pfizer to produce a set of resources for PSHE and science teachers to help them deliver lessons on personal hygiene.

The resources include a teacher guide, lesson plans, activity sheets, presentations, leaflets and posters.

Find out more information here.


YoungMinds 360° Schools’ Community


The YoungMinds 360° Schools’ Community contains free tips, advice and resources on mental health and wellbeing in schools.

If you sign up, you’ll receive e-newsletters, blogs, teaching resources, case studies and the opportunity to share and listen to examples of good practice with regards to mental health provision in schools. Find out more here.


Dogs Trust


The Dogs Trust delivers free workshops supporting a range of curriculum subjects to both primary and secondary schools.

The workshops aim to develop communication and cooperation, build confidence and self-esteem, and encourage responsibility and respect. Find out more and book your free workshop here.


Advice from our expert: can your weekly shop support your school?


Supermarkets have supported schools for many years through a variety of programmes – we are going to explore a few of these projects below.


Asda’s green token giving programme and significant local communities projects


Charities and local good causes can be nominated for Asda’s Green Token Giving programme in participating stores by completing the ‘nominate a cause’ card. Participating stores will have an Asda foundation noticeboard where successful nominations will be displayed – then shoppers can vote using the green tokens given to them at the checkout. The nomination that collects the most tokens will receive £500; second and third place will receive £200 each. Green token voting finishes each financial quarter.

Projects that make a significant difference in their local community could be eligible for Asda’s significant local communities funding. The application process starts with the online eligibility checker to see if the criteria and guidelines are met by your organisation. Your local store will then contact you to discuss your project and begin the six-step process. More details can be found here.


The Co-op’s local community fund


Every time a Co-op member purchases selected Co-op-branded items and services, one percent of the profit is donated to the local community fund – members can choose which cause they want their one percent to go to. You can make an application to receive a share of this fund, so long as your school isn’t run for private profit. Applications aren’t currently being sought; however, the Co-op’s website states that applications will open again in 2019.


Morrison’s Foundation grant funding


The Morrison’s Foundation awards grants to charity projects with the aim to improve people’s lives and make a positive difference in local communities. After applying for a grant, it can take up to three months for your application to be processed. You can apply for the grant at any time using the online form here.  


One Stop Carriers for Causes


Schools, sports clubs, LAs and other not-for-profit organisations located within two miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community, such as making improvements to school buildings.

Grants are available for a wide range of activities and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project.

Applications can be made at any time and are shortlisted on a quarterly basis – a panel will decide which projects will receive the grant every three months.

Find out more about what types of projects are eligible for the funding and make an application here.


Sainsbury’s local charity of the year


During the Summer, Sainsbury’s stores select three local charities that customers can then vote for either in store or online. By 2020, Sainsbury’s will extend the local charity of the year scheme to all of their stores. You can complete a form in-store to nominate your charity. Votes for 2018 have closed, so make sure you check their website in 2019 for details on next year’s scheme.


Tesco Bags of Help


Managed by Groundwork UK, Tesco Bags of Help is funded by the carrier bag charge made within Tesco stores. Applications for the grant can be made online at any time. Successful applications are then put to the vote of Tesco customers – three projects in a local area will be voted on each month. The project that receives the most votes will receive up to £4,000, second place will receive up to £2,000 and third will get up to £1,000.

Tips and an FAQ is available on Tesco’s website to provide more information about the programme.




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