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School Funding Opportunities

If you are looking for school funding opportunities, look no further. We have a list of companies, organisations and charities that specifically help the education sector to fund projects and initiatives.

This means school budgets aren’t as stretched, and that the pupils receive quality materials and experiences, furthermore, teachers get the help and resources needed in order to fulfil the project or initiative effectively.

Sea Changers Grants & Funding

Sea Changers

Sea-Changers gives grants to a range of UK-based, marine conservation charities and not-for-profit organisations including schools. We are particularly interested in grassroots projects which galvanise community action and projects which increase the number of people taking action for marine conservation.

The projects funded will achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
  • To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and/or species.
  • To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.

More info and application forms for our ‘Main Grants Fund’ and ‘Small Grants Fund’ and can be found on the Sea-Changers website

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund  (NLCF) helps schools with all different kinds of funding, particularly at the moment they are keen to help anyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Funding ranges from £300-£10,000.

The NLCF is focussed on the community and ask that applications be focused on how projects can help the school and the community. An example is funding exercise, such as football, as it’s good for your health, but could also be good to help pupils stray away from anti-social behaviour and give them something to focus on.


A good application should do at least one of these three things:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Your project also has to involve your community

We believe that people understand what’s needed in their communities better than anyone. So it’s important to us that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning.

See how to apply 

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose-Community Matters

Waitrose-Community Matters

At Waitrose & Partners, we are part of the communities we work in and this is our way of giving something back.

We started our green token scheme in 2008 and it’s now the longest-running community initiative of its kind. In-store and online, we donate a portion of money between different charities and non-profits each month –and our customers decide who gets what.

How it Works

Every month, each store donates a share of £1,000 (£500 in convenience shops)  between three causes. These could be for local causes like school equipment upgrades, social welfare carers, aged care or health and wellbeing charity activities. 

In store, customers are given a green token at the checkout to place in one of three boxes each allocated to a different cause. The more tokens a cause receives, the bigger the donation it receives*.

Local groups can contact their local Waitrose & Partners store directly to apply for a donation. Our Partners then vote on three causes to support each month. 

How To Apply:

You can pick up an application pack in-store or email, for full details see our community matters page

Classics For All-Charity

Classics For All

A National Charity for Classics In Schools

Classics For All-Programme Purpose

Support state funded primary and secondary schools across the UK to introduce or develop the teaching of classical subjects ( Latin Greek, classical civilisation and ancient history)

Criteria for support:

  • Only state maintained schools can apply
  • No applications from individuals

What we will fund

  • The costs of continuing professional development, advice and training for teachers  keen to develop their teaching of classical subjects as part of the curriculum or as an after school club

What we will not fund

  • Books and resources unless these are part of a broader training package
  • Trips
  • Teaching costs or salaries

How to apply

  • Email with 1) the name of your school 2) a brief description of what you would us to support.
  • We will then set up a phone call to discuss your request and send you an application form if you meet our funding criteria.
  • We accept enquiries throughout the year.

SHINE-Funding For Disadvantaged Kids North England

SHINE-Grants For Disadvantaged Kids in North England

SHINE-Grants & Funding

SHINE funds and supports teachers, schools and charity partners with innovative solutions to educational challenges. We offer targeted funding opportunities across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber regions.

Update* The next opportunity to apply for funding will now be mid-October 2020 for a decision in December 2020. We will be picking up discussions for this funding round from July 2020, and projects funded within this round will be expected to commence from January 2021 onwards.

Shine Provide Funding in 4 Main Areas: Ready for School, Bridging The Gap, Flying High & Let Teachers Shine.

Ready For School

Funds projects that give disdvantages children the best possible start to education in the early years phase.

Briding The Gap

Support projects in the North of England that help children who need extra support at school to thrive when moving from Primary to Secondary.

Flying High

This grant helps children who do well at primary school to saty on the path to success.

Let Teachers Shine

Supports brilliant teachers accross England who have early stage ideas for projects to help disadvantaged chidlren suceed in English, Maths and Science.

Before you submit an idea for funding, please read our Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.


CreatedBy Rugby League World Cup 2021-Grants Funding

Rugby League World Cup 2021 Capital Grants Programme

CreatedBy-Capital Grants Programme from RLWC2021

The programme is dedicated to improving the environments where Rugby League takes place; giving people more and better opportunities to engage with the game and to get active.

The small grants programme of up to £15,000 is currently open to apply for rugby league kit and equipment that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local schools and communities.

We hope the 2021 World Cup and its legacy will appeal to as many people as possible. The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Programme will aim to invest in projects that offer opportunities for young people from all different backgrounds to be active by increasing participation in rugby league.


Here are some schools that have already been successful in receiving a grant:


  • Cardinal Newman Catholic High School from Warrington have been awarded £3,337 of new rugby league kit, equipment and goalposts to increase female participation.


  • Carmel College from St Helens awarded £2,624.12 towards new kit and equipment to help setup a new women’s section at the college.


  • Golborne High School from Wigan were awarded £2,268.77 of new kit and equipment to assist generate inter-school and after-school activity.


  • Ashley High School a special educational needs school from Widnes received £449.84 towards equipment to develop the game of disability rugby league.


  • Forge Valley School from Sheffield were awarded £2,091.26 to support School Games Organisers across South Yorkshire with equipment to run and develop Tag Rugby League competitions as part of the county wide approach / offer.


The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Programme is just one part of the InspirationALL Legacy Programme that will help to use the momentum of the 2021 tournament to benefit and transform Rugby League in communities across the country.

Full details of the grant programme and how to apply are available by visiting Good luck!


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