Grants4Schools – Funding Alert Newletter

posted by Rhonda McFarlane, Funding Officer, Strategic Policy and Performance

Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK)

Schools, teachers and individuals in full time education in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment or to fund music courses and training can apply for funding of up to £1,500. To date awards have been made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The funding is being made available through the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation and the closing date for applications is the 11th September 2019

Apply for School Breakfast Provision (UK)

Magic Breakfast, Family Action and the National School Breakfast Programme are working together a on a scheme that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education. Schools in deprived areas across England and Scotland are invited to apply for funding to start or improve ‘magic’ breakfast clubs. On offer is a start-up grant of up to £500 for essential resources plus either free food deliveries or a grant to subsidise up to 30 additional free places in an existing breakfast club. Schools are required to submit an expression of interest in the first instance and, as funds are limited, early application is recommended.

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

Feel Good Singing

posted by Amy Hall Gibson, YMI Coordinator, Schools and Learning

This fun motivating, confidence building CLPL for staff will equip staff with the knowledge & understanding of using simple music games in the classroom……..

For more information please click on the link below to view the flyer:

Feel-Good-Singing

Grants4Schools News Alert

posted by Rhonda McFarlane, Funding Officer, Strategic Policy and Performance

Support for Environmental Outreach Education for Disadvantaged Young People (UK)
Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% 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 November 2019.

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)
UK schools and colleges can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects such as school based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants may be used for the following project-related purposes: materials / resources; transport; marketing and publicity; other purposes deemed appropriate by the judges; and supply cover (in certain circumstances). Previous projects to receive funding include Ampleforth College for a visit to Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory; and St John’s High School for a Practical Rocketry workshop to design a water propelled rocket. The funding is being made available through the Institute of Physics School Grant Scheme and the closing date for applications is the 1st November 2019.

Grants for UK-German Partnership Visits (UK)
Teachers in the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for a visit that revives an existing partnership with a school in Germany or a vist that develops a new partnership. The focus of the visit must be on planning future activities between pupils, and developing an interactive project to take place within the year. Visits should not last longer than one week, the school must provide 25% of the required funding and a maximum of 3 teachers can be supported. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but the proposed visit must not start for at least 4 weeks after the application has been submitted.

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK)
Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie Junior School which received a grant of £9,760 to provide after school sailing sessions to disadvantage children aged 7-11; and Corley Special School in Coventry which received a grant of £6,000 to provide lunchtime horse riding sessions for children with disabilities. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Needs small grants programme and the next closing date for applications is the 2nd September 2019.

 

Grants4Schools Funding Alert

posted by Rhonda McFarlane, Funding Officer, Strategic Policy and Performance

Funding for Expressive and Creative Children’s Play Projects (UK and International)

Schools can apply for a share of £40,000 for projects lasting 1 or 2 years that help children between the ages of 0-8 to play expressively and creatively to achieve high quality learning and education. Grants can be used to cover, for example, costs directly related to the project; direct activity and production costs; project administration costs; project publicity including launch event costs; disclosure and Barring Service checks, if required for applicants in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Froebelian Trust which is a UK-based early years education charity which aims to promote the value and relevance of Froebelian principles to the education and learning of children. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 24th June 2019.

Funding to Support the Education of Young People with Physical or Learning Disabilities (Scotland)

The John Watson Trust has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 2nd August 2019. Schools, charitable organisations and other groups supporting young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability or who are socially disadvantaged can apply. Previous awards of around £1,000 have been made to schools for items such as dyslexia tuition or books and equipment. For example, Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh received a grant of £1,000 to support field trips and days out for eligible pupils; and Women’s Aid East and mid Lothian received £1,000 towards their summer programme.

Grants of up to £30,000 Available to Support Disadvantaged and Neglected Children (UK)

Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help children and young people overcome the effects of illness, distress, abuse or neglect; disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and poverty and deprivation. Projects supported in the past include Trewirgie Junior School which received a grant of £9,760 to provide after school sailing sessions to disadvantage children aged 7-11; and Corley Special School in Coventry which received a grant of £6,000 to provide lunchtime horse riding sessions for children with disabilities. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Needs small grants programme and the next closing date for applications is the 2nd September 2019.