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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

Docere-Teaching and Education Jobs

Docere is an education employment and recruitment platform. We connect qualified and passionate teaching and non-teaching job seekers with recruiting schools who need to fill vacancies with quality staff.

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