Education & Employment

Funding opportunities for learning and employment

NEWS AND UPDATES

The Z V M Rangoonwala Foundation offers small and large grants available to registered charities working in the arts, health, education, the elderly and the relief of hardship. Two funds available; Partnership Funding and Small Grants Fund. Please email our Funding Officer for full application details.

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Grants for Larger Initiatives offer one-off grants around £10,000 available to VCSEs (charity reg not a required need) to fund projects that support the education of young people in rural areas and/or work to reduce poverty. The deadline to apply is Friday 28th May.

The Constance Travis Charitable Trust offers grants between £20,000 and £100,000 to registered and exempt charities and registered community amateur sports clubs. Funding available to support animal welfare, arts outreach, community projects, education, environmental protection, international aid medical care and research and social mobility. Applications can be submitted in writing at any time. The Trust doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the CHARITY COMMISSION site.

Music for all Community Project Grants offer awards up to £2,500 for community and voluntary  groups, schools and other charitable organisations to bring music projects into their local communities. The next deadline for submission is Monday 1st February, with following deadlines in July and November 2021.

Porticus UK offers revenue grants for VCSEs working in child protection, criminal justice, migration and human trafficking, primary and secondary education and vital church communities. Grants awarded are varying and no minimum or maximum amount indicated. A formal introduction can be submitted at any time, successful organisations will be invited to submit a full application.comm

The Andrew Anderson Trust offers grants up to £1,000 to registered charities supporting work in education and training, health and sickness, religious activities, and overseas aid. Applications can be made at any time. The Trust doesn't operate a website, more information can be found on the charity commission site.

The UNLTD Impact Fund offers blended grant and loan packages worth between £50,000 to £150,000 for social ventures working to improve people's access to employment.  Incorporated voluntary, community and social enterprises are able to apply. Applications can be made at any time.

The Alliance Family Foundation offers a limited amount of large grants ranging from £25,000 to £50,000 and numerous smaller grants to charities supporting education, the relief of poverty and religious activities. Applications can be made at any time. The Foundation doesn't operate a website, more information can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The Basil Trust offers grants between £1,000 to £5,000 to registered charities working in the areas of education, culuture, medicine and social welfare. The Trust doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the chairty commission site. Applications can be submitted in writing at any time.

The Unwin Charitable Trust offers grants between £500 to £10,000 to registered charities that support literacy and reading, and support for the book trade. The Trust awards grants under the following objectives: to provide help for projects that promote the publishing of books, to encourage the education and welfare of those in the book shop trade and to improve the quality of life using the printed word. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Clore Foundation offers grants from £10,000 to £1million to registered charities and local authority cultural organisations. The Foundation will focus its support on: the arts, cultural leadership training, education, gallery education, health and social care and museums. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Equitable Charity Trust offers discretionary grants to registered charities supporting education, the relief of poverty and religious education. Applications can be made in writing at any time. The trust doesn't operate a website, details can be found on the charity commission website.

The Sterry Foundation offer grants ranging from £500 to £3,000 to registered charities working within sport, arts, culture, education, health and disability. The Foundation doesn't operate a website, applications can be submitted in writing at any time. Contact details can be found on the charity commission site.

The Archie Sherman Charitable Trust offers grants ranging from £1,000 to £260,000 to registered charities supporting the arts and culture, education and training, health, Jewish causes and overseas aid. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Trust doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The John S Cohen Foundation offers grants to registered charities working in the areas of the arts, conservation, education, the environment. music, and social and medical causes. Grants previously awarded are around £3,500. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Foundation doesn't operate a website, contact details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The Ninevah Charitable Trust offers grants around £4,000 to charities, CICs and Schools for projects that develop the health, welfare and education of the general public, the study and appreciation of agriculture, silviculture, ecology and land management and/or the study and appreciation of land and estate management that encourages conservation of the countryside. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Barnard Kenneth Hufton Charity offers grants from under £2,000 up to £118,000 to charitable organisations supporting amateur sport, children and young people, education, training, health, older people, religion and general charitable causes. Applications can be submitted at any time in writing. The Charity does not operate a website, contact details can be found on the charity commission website.

THE ELMGRANT TRUST offers small grants (around £1,000) to local voluntary and community organisations in the South West of England. Projects should aim to improve the lives of locak people. The Trust has a focus on projects working around education, the arts and social sciences. Grants can be used for core costs and project costs. There is seen to be favour for projects in Devon and Cornwall. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Roger & Sarah Bancroft Clark Charitable Trust offers small grants under £2,000 to registered charities supporting education, religion and general charitable purposes with a heavy preference for Somerset.  Applications can be submitted in writing at any time. The Trust does not operate a website, contact details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The February Foundation offers grants around £8,700 to registered charities supporting; arts, culture, disability, education, end of life care, financial hardship, healthcare and patient support and heritage. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Marsh Christian Trust offers grants between £300 to £2,000 to registered charities (not CICs ) with annual incomes under £25,00. The grant can be used for core costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings. Areas funded by the Trust include: arts and heritage, education and training, environmental causes and animal welfare, healthcare and social welfare. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Jeremy and John Sacher Charitable Trust offers grants between £1,000 to £22,900 (average award was £7,000) to registered charities across a wide range of issues. They have previously funded a Literacy Festival, Community Choir, Counselling Trust and Theatre Trust. The Trust does not operate a website, more details can be found on the Charity Commission site.

The Ralph Levy Charitable Company Limited offers grants up to £6,000 for registered charities working in the areas of the arts, education, medicine and social welfare. The trust does not operate a website, for details of how to apply please contact: A J Terroni, Company Secretary, The Ralph Levy Charitable Company Limited, 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BJ. Email: charity@ralphtrustees.co.uk.

The Thomas Wall Trust's next deadline for grants up to £5,000 for revenue costs has been announced. Projects supported will be themed around developing digital, literacy and numeracy skills to improve employment prospects. Organisations must be registered with the charity commission. Two stage application process, EOI and then if successful, organisations will be invited to submit an application form. The deadline for submitting an EOI is Friday 30th April 2021.

The British and Foreign School Society offers grants up to £100,000 over a 5 year period for registered charities providing educational opportunities to vulnerable and/or deprived children and young people. Two key areas of the funding: improve educational outcome and improve life chances. Projects can be 100% funded by this society, however they will give preference to match funding. Two stage application process, stage one has a deadline of Thursday 13th July 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a full application.

The STEEL CHARITABLE TRUST offers grants between £2,500 to £25,000 to registered charities, CICS and CIOs. They have 7 key areas of interest: arts, economic disadvantage, education, environment, health, heritage and social disadvantage. Grants can be used for projects, capital and core costs. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 20th April.

The Singer Foundation offers grants under £4,000 to registered charities working to support both individuals and groups in enterprise, employment and training. Priority will be given to organisations who can show a track record of successfully supporting, inspiring and mentioring individuals to be enterprising and self-sufficient. The Trust does not operate a website, more information can be found on the Charity Commission website.

The Whitehall Charitable Foundation awards small grants (average £2,636) to registered charities supporting seafaring men and women and their families. Educational and welfare projects have also been awarded previously. The Foundation does not operate a website, more details can be found on the Charity Commission Website.

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.

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

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