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Funding for Schools to Purchase Musical Equipment (UK)

The Royal Society is inviting applications to their Tomorrow's Climate Scientists Programme to give students across the UK the opportunity to take action to address climate and biodiversity issues. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to UK primary or secondary schools to run a STEM investigation project for students aged between 5 and 18. There needs to be two project partners to the scheme with the lead applicant being a school and the second partner being a STEM professional from academia or industry. Funding should predominantly be used to buy equipment. There is a two-stage application process and both stage 1 and stage 2 applications need to be completed before the end of June 2022.

https://www.umuksoundfoundation.com/umuksf-school-awards/

 

School Grants to Promote Physics (UK)

UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and publicity; other purposes deemed proper by the judges; and supply cover (in certain circumstances). The funding is being made available through the Institute of Physics School Grant Scheme and the closing date for applications is the 1st November 2022.

 

https://www.iop.org/about/support-grants/school-grants-scheme

 

Funding for Primary School Breakfast Clubs (UK)

Grants are available for UK primary schools interested in opening free breakfast clubs. The Greggs Foundation will provide an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. The average club costs £3,000 to set up and run for a year based on 65 children. Schools should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme which must be able to show that at least 40% of their pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. Payments are also made each term towards other food items and Greggs plc donates bread from the nearest shop. Although applications can be made at any time, there is currently a waiting list for funding.

https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/breakfast-clubs/how-to-apply

 
 

Applications Now Open for Funding Towards School Partnership Trips to CERN in 2022 (UK)

The Ogden Trust is offering funding to secondary schools in its School Partnerships programme to support the cost of a trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not be able to participate. The Trust typically offers up to £100 per pupil eligible for pupil premium or equivalent to support trips which give students the opportunity to learn about the physics research that is taking place as well as meet some of the physicists who work at the facility. CERN is accepting bookings for visits taking place from September 2022, and this round of funding will cover trips during this academic year (2022/23). Previous members of the scheme can also apply. The closing date for applications is the 8th July 2022.

https://www.ogdentrust.com/school-partnerships/cern-funding/

 

Grants of up to £75,000 Available to Special Schools and Colleges (UK)

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to special schools and colleges for children and young people with special educational needs. Grants are awarded towards capital costs such as new buildings, the refurbishment of existing buildings and equipment. The funding is available for projects that are is focused towards helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college. The grants are made through the Wolfson Foundation’s Special Schools and Colleges grants programme. There is a 2-stage application process and the next stage 1 closing date is the 5th January 2022. Applications successful at this stage will have until the 1st March 2022 to complete the stage 2 application.

 

https://www.wolfson.org.uk/funding/funding-for-places/funding-for-special-schools-and-colleges/

 

Ministry of Defence Education Support Fund Opens for Applications (UK)

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2023 to help overcome the impact of mobility and/or separation. Funding could be used for additional staffing and training, educational resources, refurbishment of existing resources within the school, and providing community support to help build and maintain relationships between schools, local authorities and service families. The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2022.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-support-fund-for-schools-with-service-children-grant-application-pack

 
 

Schools Can Apply for £500 of Free Equipment to Deliver Outdoor Learning (England, Scotland & Wales)

The UK Government has launched a new round of the Ministry of Defence - Education Support Fund. The aim of the Fund is to assist publicly funded schools, academies, free schools and sixth form colleges in the UK that cater for pupils of military service families that are subject to exceptional mobility as a result of the family moving from one location to another and/or have service children whose parents are subject to deployment. Up to £3 million in funding will be available for 2023 to help overcome the impact of mobility and/or separation. Funding could be used for additional staffing and training, educational resources, refurbishment of existing resources within the school, and providing community support to help build and maintain relationships between schools, local authorities and service families. The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2022.

 

https://www.ltl.org.uk/news/local-school-nature-grants-to-return-for-biggest-year-yet/

 

Free Trees for Schools & Community Groups (UK)

Hundreds of thousands of trees are being given away to help the UK reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Schools, nurseries, colleges, universities, outdoor learning centres, and other groups such as resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils, scouts and guides from across the UK are amongst the organisations eligible to apply for up to 420 trees to improve their local environment. Tree packs available include hedging, copse, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood, wildlife, and urban trees. The Woodland Trust is currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in November 2022. Applications are not currently being accepted from Northern Ireland.

 

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/?

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