Through its Secondary Education Programme high-achieving (in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent) state-funded schools and sixth form colleges can apply to the Foundation for funding for capital or equipment projects relating
to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts.
Grants do not normally exceed £50,000 for schools or £100,000 for sixth form colleges.
Applicants successful at the stage 1 of the application process will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.
Examples of schools that have received funding through the Foundation include:
- An award of £100,000 was made towards science equipment for a new regional science centre at Oldham Sixth Form College. The project aims to engage the local community in science as well as provide carefully designed laboratories with modern science equipment.
- Cheadle Hulme High School, Cheshire, which received a grant of £46,000 for A Level science equipment.
- Greenhead College, a high-achieving Sixth Form College in Huddersfield, which received a grant of £100,000 which enabled them to refurbish three chemistry laboratories and two technicians’ rooms.