Education & Employment

Funding opportunities for learning and employment


The Ford Britain Trust are offering small grants (£250 and under) and large grants (£250 to £3,000) to registered charities, schools/PTAs and small voluntary organisations (CICs are not included). Projects should be focused on education, environment, children, youth activities and projects that provide a clear benefit to a local community. Applications supported/submitted by a Ford employee will be favoured. Small grant applications have a deadline of Saturday 31st October, large grant applications have a deadline of Sunday 31st January 2021.

Organisations working with young people (14-24) who support them get into employment could receivegrants between £30,000 and £150,000 from the Youth Futures Foundation. Approaches will be tested, evaluated and where proven effective, expanded to reach more young people. Two types of grant available: development and impact. Not-for-profit voluntary organisations, community-sector organisations and statutory organisations can apply. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Fat Beehive Foundation is offering small charities grants up to £2,500 to help improve online digital presence. Funding will help organisations build websites and apps, digitise services and purchase digital products. Priority will be given to projects that focus on: environmental protection, human rights, international development, equality and diversity, social justice, education, arts and culture, health and wellbeing and prisoner rehabilitation. Applications can be submitted at anytime with quarterly Trustee meetings.

The Scottish Power Foundation offers grants between £35,000 and £200,000 to registered charities working in arts and culture, citizenship, community development, disability, education, environmental protection, heritage and the relief of poverty. Applications need to be project specific, not for general running costs. Grants can be used to cover salaries for projects. The deadline for applications is Thursday 24th September.

The Daniell Trust offer small grants to organisations focusing on the care and education of children or others with severe learning difficulties. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30th September.

Kellogg's Breakfast Club Grants are reopening in September to offer schools in England, Wales and Scotland up to £1,000 to provide breakfast to those children who need it most.

The Pople Charitable Trust offers grants to projects supporting education, or benefit young people in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset. Previous grants awarded have ranged from £1,000 to £50,000. Applications can be made at any time in writing via, the trust does not operate a website. Contact details including address can be found here.

The Royal Society of Chemistry - Enhanced Equipment Fund offers grants up to £1,000 to primary and secondary schools wanting to purchase equipmentto support the delivery of Primary Science or Chemistry lessons. The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th November 2020. 

Follow the links below for the most up to date information

British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

The British & Foreign Schools Society

The Classical Association

Classics for All

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Programme

The Daiwa Foundation

The Ernest Cook Trust Outdoor Essentials Grant Programme

The Field Studies Council Kids Fund Programme

The Frederick Soddy School Awards Scheme

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Hellenic Society

Institute of Physics School Grants Scheme

Institute of Physics – Public Engagement Grant Programme

The Jerusalem Trust RE Resource Grant Scheme

London Mathematical Society – Small Grants for Education

Royal Society of Biology: Big Biology Day Grants

Royal Society of Chemistry: Chemistry Clubs

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund

Royal Society of Chemistry Partnership of 3 grant scheme

Society for Microbiology – Education and Outreach

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Thomas Wall Trust

UK-German Connection

Wolfson Foundation Secondary Education Programme

Wolfson Foundation Special Schools and Colleges Grant Programme