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The Latest Funding Schemes and Grants for your Next School Project

November 16, 2017, 11:18 GMT+1
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  • Find that income for your next big project with our latest pick of the schemes and grants that are accepting applications from schools right now...
The Latest Funding Schemes and Grants for your Next School Project

Who?

Department for Education

What?

MAT Development and Improvement Fund

How much?

£50,000 to £100,000

Apply by?

11.59pm, 26 November 2017

Where?

gov.uk/mat-dev-fund

Funds?

New MATs of two or more trusts planning to form within the next 12 months, and existing MATs planning to take on at least two additional schools and improve them, also within the next 12 months. Only approved academy sponsors are able to take on sponsored academies – if necessary, academy sponsor applications can submitted at the same time as applying for the MAT Development and Improvement Fund.


Who?

British Science Association

What?

British Science Week 2018

How much?

Up to £300 (Kick Start grant) or £700 (Kick Start More grant)

Apply by?

12pm, 13th November 2017

Where?

britishscienceweek.org/kick-start-grant-scheme

Funds?

A ‘Kick Start grant’ for schools looking to run an activity to coincide with British Science Week, or a ‘Kick Start More’grant for larger events and activities that involve both students and members of the local community. Both are open to schools in the UK meeting at least one of the following: over 30% of pupils eligible for pupil premium or equivalent; over 30% of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds; and/or situated in a remote and rural location.


Who?

BT Group

What?

Community Fibre Partnerships delivered by Openreach

How much?

Up to £30,000

Apply by?

Ongoing

Where?

communityfibre.openreach.co.uk/grant

Funds?

Communities within the 5% of the UK currently lacking fibre broadband coverage. Grants are available to contribute to the cost of new fibre infrastructure, on the proviso that said infrastructure will serve a local Ofsted registered (or equivalent) school or other learning establishment.


Who?

Garfield Weston Foundation

What?

Regular Grants programme

How much?

Up to £100,000

Apply by?

Ongoing

Where?

garfieldweston.org/apply-to-us

Funds?

  • Capital spending (eg building projects, repairs, equipment procurement), typically up 10% of the total project cost
  • Revenue/Core Costs (unrestricted income to cover standard expenditures such as staff salaries and rent), up to between 10% and 20% of the applicant’s total annual income
  • Project Costs (ie specific projects or activities requiring support to meet delivery costs and overheads)

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