School Funding Opportunities: Libraires and Breakfast Clubs

Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme and Magic Support for Breakfast Clubs funding is available. Please refer to the Education Buildings Team Funding Newsletter for more details. These opportunities are open applications and can be found towards the end of the newsletter.

Please refer to the Education Buildings Team Funding Newsletter for more details.  These opportunities are open applications and can be found towards the end of the newsletter.

FUNDING:  Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Eligibility: State funded secondary and primary schools as well as dedicated schools catering for those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) that do not have or want to improve their libraries can apply for funding through the Foyle Foundation Schools Library Programme.

Amount: The average grant made under this programme is between £3,000 and £10,000.

Contact and further information can be found here

This programme recognises that there is no statutory requirement for schools to have a library and that many school libraries are in a desperate situation through underfunding and underdevelopment.  Encouraging children to read widely from an early age will provide a major boost to improving literacy levels, which is a current key educational objective.  Priority will be given to funding library books.  The Foundation will also consider contributions towards library software, necessary IT equipment and specialist seating/desks.  Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate that their library can be maintained and renewed in the future.

Past projects funded by the Foundation includes:

Milton School, Mexborough received £20,000 towards improving and extending the learning facilities.

South Avenue Junior School, Sittingbourne received £10,000 towards equipping the newly built school library. 

FUNDING: Support for Breakfast Clubs

Deadline:  Applications for Magic Breakfast are accepted throughout the year.

Eligibility:  Magic Breakfast, a charity that delivers free, healthy breakfast foods to UK primary schools with more than 35% free school meals


Contact and further information can be found here

Magic Breakfast announced that it is seeking more school breakfast clubs to join its network. This follows an announcement that the charity has partnered with Tesco who will supply 40,000 boxes of own-brand cereal to Magic Breakfast for children to eat at the charity's breakfast clubs.

The charity aims to expand the number of children it supports from currently 8,500 to 14,500 by Christmas. The charity will also expand its activities from supporting Breakfast clubs at primary schools to reach pupils at secondary and SEN schools. As part of the Magic Breakfast partnership network they will provide breakfast clubs with nutritious breakfast food (bagels, porridge, orange juice and cereals). Support is also available from the charity to help breakfast clubs to become self-sufficient.


Published: 13/10/2014
Audience: All Schools, All Staff including Heads, Business Managers, Facility Managers
Contact: Darren Starkey

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