Funding Opportunities

This section aims to give information and links to funding opportunities available from Dept of Education, British Science Association, Royal Society etc.

5 tips for making a winning grant application

5 tips for making a winning grant application

If a school’s going to apply for a grant, they’ll need to do some research. Here, Rachel Gordon looks at the different ways an application can be turned into a winner Read...

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Year 12 girls outside of London

Year 12 girls outside of London

  Year 12 girls outside of London can still apply to the Social Mobility Foundation Programme residential. They’re offering a range of entirely free of charge programmes for disadvantaged year 12 students across the UK to help them get ahead, including in STEM careers. For more information, please see their website. “SMF gets us to work with ambitious young people from ordinary backgrounds who otherwise would have little chance of getting to work in the heart of Westminster.                ...

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Partnership Grants

Partnership Grants

      This scheme helps schools to run exciting and innovative projects in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. “I would strongly recommend all schools to get involved in the Partnership Grants scheme.” – Carl Williams, Markland Hill CP School, Bolton Do you have a great idea for bringing science to life in schools? The Partnership Grants scheme provides grants of up to £3,000 for science projects run at a primary or secondary school  or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. Since 2000, the scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to 745 schools and colleges, and has ignited enthusiasm for science among young people across the UK. Find out all the information you need to  apply to the scheme or click on above image for further details.  ...

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£30 million for new special educational needs champions

£30 million for new special educational needs champions

  New £30 million fund for more than 1,800 independent supporters to help parents navigate the new special educational needs process.  ...

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Great Competition for Your School to win £5,000!

Great Competition for Your School to win £5,000!

This new competition could help you to change your school for the better, with a prize of £5,000 for the winning ideas! Click the following link for further details:...

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£50 Million Summer Schools Programme Announced – March 2012

£50 Million Summer Schools Programme Announced – March 2012

On 1 March 2012 the Department for Education published information for schools about the £50 million Summer Schools Programme, which was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister in the autumn. The programme aims to help disadvantaged pupils – those eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and those looked after in public care continuously for more than six months – to make a successful transition from primary to secondary school. http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/strategy/laupdates/a00204544/summerschoolsprogramme The Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils is open to all secondary schools. The first Summer Schools of the programme take place during the 2012 school summer holidays. http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/b00204241/sprig David Linsell is head of Ratton Performing Arts Trust School in East Sussex. In this blog he’ll be talking about his experiences of running a summer school and how it benefits pupils, parents and staff, as well as sharing his tips for setting one up http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6186818    ...

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