Funding to support education in disadvantaged areas
Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK.
The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year. For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers or Care Experienced Young People. Grants of between 30,000 and £100,000 are available (maximum £30,000 per year for multi-year projects).
The funding is available to UK registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2.5 million, and at least three years of continuous accounts. UK based and state-funded schools, academies, colleges and other educational establishments regardless of their income size are also eligible, provided they can demonstrate a network effect beyond one individual school.
The Society also offers a small number of specific grants for organisations and individuals through its Subsidiary Trusts.
There is a two-stage application process and the next closing date for stage 1 applications is the 10th July 2023.