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Educational Grants for Schools
Ernest Cook Trust
The Ernest Cook Trust is a leading education funder.
It provides grants to charities, state schools and not for profit organisations who encourage young people to take an interest in the countryside, the environment, the arts or raising levels of literacy and numeracy.
The Trust has two grant programmes:
- Large grant programme for awards over £4,000
- Small grant programme for award under £4,000
All applications should be made in writing with a description of the project, specifying its educational elements and details of how the money will be spent.
The Ernest Cook has previously provided funding for the Valence School, a residential school for children with physical and complex medical needs in Kent.
The Foyle Foundation awards grants to schools (including Special schools) to support learning and the aquisition of knowledge.
The Main Grant Scheme for Learning provides support to special educational needs, learning difficulties and projects that reduce overheads or help towards generating additional revenue.
It also supports libraries, museums and archives.
State schools mainly benefit from The Foyle Schools Library Programme which helps refurbish existing libraries or create new libraries. The average grant made to schools is £10,000.
The Orchard Windfall Fund
The Orchard Windfalls Fund is open to all schools and community groups
Grants are available for the planting of apple and pear trees. It is a condition that children aged 16 or under are actively involved in the planting or where the trees are too large to be directly handled by them.
Planting must take place on publicly accessible land, usually in
public or charity ownership. The school or community group must be able to
raise 25% of planting costs.
Further details and an application form can be found on the website.
The Fund is currently closed.
Trees for Schools
The Trees for Schools Fund is part of the Tree Council's Futures grant programme.
It is open to all schools in the UK with pupils aged 16 years and under.
Projects must cost between £100 and £700 with the school raising 25% of the planting costs.
Planting must take place in National Tree Week.
Further information and an application form can be downloaded from the website.
The 2017 programme of Trees for Schools has now closed.
Wooden Spoon supports projects that improve the quality of life for children and young people who are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.
The charity has previously provided funding for schools towards soft play rooms, sensory gardens, sensory rooms and hydrotherapy/swimming pools.
To apply: download an a project grant application form and submit to a local Wooden Spoon group.
The Woodland Trust has 3,250 free tree packs to give away to schools and community groups.
These are a great way to improve the school environment and to provide vital shade in the school playground.
Tree packs come in different themes:
- Wild harvest
- Year round colour
Applications are currently closed. It will reopen for application on 11th September 2017.
To apply: complete the on-line application form.
The following charities in the Community Grants section also provide funding to schools........
- Tesco Charity Trust - Community Award Scheme
And do have a look at the Grants UK pages as there are many local educational trusts that provide grants to schools in their local area.
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