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Grants for Chemistry Outreach Projects in Schools and Colleges (UK)

The Royal Society of Chemistry is making grants of up to £1,000 available to schools, colleges and universities to help students in the development of the practical chemistry skills and experience. To be eligible for funding through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Partnership of 3 grant scheme, the projects should bring together at least three different partners to benefit in the delivery or attendance at a chemistry centred outreach activity.

The Royal Society of Chemistry awards grants for activities that to involve the development of the practical skills/ experience in chemistry of a target group in a manner that is not achievable through normal timetabled activities.

Activities funded could include, for example, a university collaborating with a sixth form college in providing an experience for KS3/ 4 students (it may be that staff and students from the same institution are considered as different partners if they both have significant and different roles in the delivery of the proposed programme).

Strong applications will be able to demonstrate, in addition to key scientific benefits, how as many of the partners in the scheme as possible will develop through involvement in the scheme. Schemes that involve visits from one partner constituency to another will be particularly favoured.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be evaluated at quarterly meetings throughout the year.

Useful Links:

Application Form


Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK)

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme. In particular, the company wants to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills.

Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience. Although the grants are available within the UK preference is given to projects in inner London.

The next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2020.


Useful Links:

Grant Application Form 5

Funding for Cultural and Educational Links with Japan (UK)

Grants are available to schools cultural organisations and universities; etc that wish to teach the Japanese language and develop links with Japan and Japanese organisations. The Foundation's grants average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000 for larger-scale projects.

Grants are available to support the study of the Japanese language and culture, School, Education and Youth exchanges.

In the past, the Foundation has made grants towards visits between the UK and Japan by teachers and young people and the teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools. Deadline for its grants making programme is the 31st March 2020.

Useful Links:

Application Form 6


Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme to Re-open for Applications in Early 2020 (UK)

The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants Programme, which offers grants of up to £1,000 to schools in the UK to set up Breakfast clubs for those children in most need will re-open for applications in early 2020.

Only one grant per school in each academic year is available. For any queries please contact Forever Manchester on 0044 161 214 0940 or e-mail  and 8

Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber)

Schools in the North of England can apply for funding to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale.

The funding aims to address the following priorities:

  • Ready for School: improving the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills (age 4-5)
  •  Bridging the Gap: supporting vulnerable children who may not meet Age Related Expectations at primary school to make better academic progress during Key Stage 3 (age 9-14)
  • Flying High: supporting high attaining students to build on their achievements at primary school and stay on a high attaining trajectory during the first few years at secondary school

If you have an idea which you think may meet our funding criteria, please email with a basic outline detailing the following points, in no more than 3-4 paragraphs:

 An overview of the project and its aims, specifically related to academic attainment in maths, literacy or science;

  • How it would meet SHINE’s core priorities;
  • The number of beneficiaries and schools it would reach; and
  • The overall project budget and size of request to SHINE.

The deadlines for applications are usually around the end of January, the end of April and the end of October each year.

Useful Links:

Application Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions 11


Rowing Foundation Grants Programme (UK)

The Rowing Foundation works to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.

The Foundation gives grants of £500-£3,000 to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds. The Rowing Foundation prefers to encourage participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment, such as boats, sculls, ergos, oars and essential safety equipment.

The Foundation's makes grants of between £500-£3000 up to 50% of the cost, usually to initiate projects when a club, school or other organisation can demonstrate their ability to complete the project. Grants are made to support rowing only.

Applications must be for projects or work that is for public benefit; non-elitist; for the benefit of young people; those in full time education; or those who are disabled.

The next closing date is the 24th February 2020.

Useful Links:

Apply Online 18


Travel Grants for International School Visits (England)

Travel grants are now available to enable groups of secondary school pupils to visit a partner school in any country (Europe, or wider World) for a minimum of four nights. Visits can be used to enhance curriculum teaching, improve language learning or help build soft skills. Priority is given to applications that feature young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as visitors or hosts. Offered through a new £2.5 million Department for Education programme in partnership with the British Council, it is anticipated that the visits will offer up to 20 students at a time per school a truly intercultural experience. Visits must be started by 31st May 2020; the last date for applications is 14th February 2020.

Priority will be given to applications that show the school, or the group of students being visited, have significant levels of disadvantage (e.g., Pupil Premium, Opportunity Area, Index of Multiple Deprivation, Additional Needs etc) and those who will gain the most from this experience.

The trip must be centred around a visit to a partner school with the two peer groups of young people engaging on a theme and learning together. Young people are encouraged to stay with host families where possible.

Grants of up to £11,000 for the EU and wider Europe and up to £16,500 for the rest of the world can cover international travel for pupils and accompanying teachers, accommodation and subsistence, local transport and administration costs of up to £500. Grants can cover up to 100% of the total costs of the visit and it is anticipated that the average visit will comprise up to 20 pupils and 2 to 3 teachers.

Apply at any time before the 14th February 2020.


Useful Links:

Application Guidelines

Application Form 21


IGas Community Energy Fund Opens for Applications (England & Scotland)

IGas Energy Plc is one of the UK's leading onshore hydrocarbon producers has announced that its Community Energy Fund has opened for applications.

Since 2018 the IGas has awarded over £1 million worth of grants to help local communities located close to the oil and gas production and exploration sites where they operate. The fund covers specific areas of Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. IGas support projects that make a difference to life in the mainly rural communities where they operate. Organisations that are eligible to apply include community and voluntary organisations that are charitable, educational or benevolent in purpose; as well as local schools. Applicants will need to demonstrate need for their project, real community benefits and value for money.

Projects funded in the past range from:

A primary school in West Sussex that engaged pupils to help elderly neighbours with their computers, to a project in the north of Scotland training unemployed people in building skills to support community groups and organisations. Money has also been allocated to several rural villages to buy potentially life-saving defibrillators.

IGas need initial expressions of interest in order to register projects and then require submission of full applications by the 28th February 2020. The grants panel will make its decisions in April 2020, with funding available from May.

Useful Links:

List of Areas that Qualify

Application Guidelines

Application Form 23


Bradford District Stronger Communities Together - Innovation Fund, deadline 28 June 2019

The Stronger Communities Partnership Board is inviting local groups to come forward with their innovative ideas to help improve integration outcomes with its new Innovation Fund.

What can be funded?

  • Take place in Bradford District and benefit local people.

  • Contribute to at least one of the programme priorities.

  • Do not duplicate local projects.

  • Measure impact and change.

  • Are innovative and experimental.

  • Add value to existing initiatives.

  • Demonstrate how the project has been co-designed with partners and communities..

Email Cain Lewis to request an application form or advice on how to apply.

The deadline for proposals is 28 June 2019 (5pm).



FREE Sir Ken and Lady Morrison fund briefing event

3 February 2020 @ 10am to 12pm at University of Bradford


The Sir Ken and Lady Morrison fund will support people across Bradford District to improve their literacy.

The funder wants to hear from voluntary and community organisations that are exploring different ways to engage and support young people, families, carers and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds with reading and writing.

Grants of £2,500 to £10,000 will be available to run projects that achieve the following outcomes:

Book a place online.

Details about the fund and how to apply will be published by Leeds Community Foundation telephone 0113 242 2426 or email

Event details

Venue: Room R01.02, The Bright Building, University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DB



Published: 24/01/2020
Audience: Funding Managers
Contact: Client Services

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