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Funding for School Breakfast Clubs (UK)

Schools in deprived areas across the UK are invited to apply for funding to start or improve their breakfast clubs. For a school in England to be eligible, at least 35% of pupils should be recorded as eligible for Pupil Premium. A Primary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 55% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4 and/or at least 35% are eligible for FSM. A Secondary School in Scotland qualifies for support when at least 40% of pupils are in SIMD Deciles 1 to 4. The funding is being made available through the Magic Breakfast, a charity that aims to end hunger as a barrier to education in UK schools. Magic Breakfast are planning to expand to Northern Ireland and Wales soon so welcome applications from all UK schools. Schools are required to submit an expression of interest in the first instance and, as funds are limited, early application is recommended.

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Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK)

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. Grants are generally awarded towards new builds, refurbishment and technical equipment. The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme. To be eligible schools must be state-funded, have at least two years of exam results available and have been inspected by Ofsted / Estyn / HMIE / ETI and have an overall outcome of ‘Good’ or above. There is a two-stage application process. The closing date for stage 1 applications is the 5th January 2022. Schools and Colleges successful at this stage will have until the 15th February 2022 to submit their stage-two application.

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Funding to Create Opportunities for Young People to Engage with Arts 

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to state schools and arts organisations to create opportunities for young people to engage with Arts that have been curtailed by restrictions due to Covid-19, particularly those from backgrounds that typically do not engage in Arts activities. Through their Cultural Capital Fund, the John Lyon’s Charity will support high quality face-to-face arts activities which can run across Early Years, primary, secondary or special settings in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster. Activities could include trips to the theatre, visits to art galleries or museums, and workshops delivered by museums, galleries, theatres etc. Arts organisations that have previously received funding and schools can apply at any time up until at least eight weeks before their planned activity. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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