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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.

More information


Additional Funding Through the Cost Of Living Crisis

Fundraising website easyfundraising turns the online shopping of your supporters into unrestricted funding for your organisation. They partner with leading online retailers including Amazon, Sainsbury’s, eBay, Tesco, M&S, Asda, Argos, Just Eat, Morrisons, Trainline, and 7,000 others – and whenever someone shops online with them, the retailer donates a percentage of what the shopper spent to your organisation – for free.

24% of people shop online twice a week now so this is a simple way for your community of supporters to continue to raise money for your organisation during the cost of living crisis without it costing them.

Find out more by clicking here.

Together Fund Grants Up to £10,000

Thanks to National Lottery funding and Sport England you can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Together Fund to make your ideas on how to tackle inequalities in activity levels come to life!

Health Exchange is working with partners across Birmingham and the West Midlands area* to reach those most in need by supporting both existing activities and new initiatives that can help our priority communities:

  • People with long term health conditions
  • Lower socio-economic groups
  • People with a disability
  • Culturally diverse communities to make better choices about nutrition, diet and exercise to improve their long-term sustainable health and wellbeing.

For more information, eligibility, and to make an application click here. 

Project activities need to be completed by 30 June 2023.

Applications will close once all funding has been allocated.

To discuss your idea before applying, or for help in making an application, please contact the Together Fund Coordinator & Community Engagement Officer at: or 0800 158 3535

The Alternative to AmazonSmile

With the news that AmazonSmile is closing soon, we want to remind you that easyfundraising is a very good alternative. With easyfundraising, your organisation receives free donations from more than 7,000 online retailers instead, including eBay, Tesco, Argos, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, M&S and Trainline. 

It’s free to set up and use and is already trusted by lots of organisations around the UK. Find out more by clicking here.

Cash for Kids Cost of Living Grants

Cash for Kids is granting out £1 Million of Help across the UK, to support children and young people through the cost-of-living crisis.

In response to the crisis hitting so many families right now we’ve launched this new fund, to provide emergency essentials that support the physical and mental well-being of children who are struggling.

These could include food, clothing and household energy costs, but we’ll also consider anything that helps meet children’s most basic needs.

Grants are £50 per child per household, and we aim to get the funds to families as soon as possible.

 More information


Community Matters Online Funding Event March 2023

2023 Online Funding Event

Building on the success of last year’s online funding fair Community Matters Yorkshire are doing it all again with some new exciting funders for 2023.

You can see the program for each day by clicking the following links (which will take you to the Community Matters website):

Each funder is allocated a 30-minute session, using Zoom, to explain what funding they have and how their application process works. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. You will need to book separately for each session you wish to attend.

Funding to pilot new ideas in the teaching of Mathematics

The Institute of Mathematics is currently accepting applications to its Education Grant Scheme.

Individuals working in secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education institutions (including PhD students) will be able to apply for grants of £600 towards the costs of running an educational activity relating to mathematics.

The Scheme aims to enable organisations to pilot new ideas, approaches and practices or undertake collaborative activities that would not be possible under existing funding schemes. Applications will also be welcomed from primary schools but will need to involve collaboration with a secondary school, FE college or higher education institution.

Applications can be submitted at any time until the 30th November 2023.

Further information.

A Covid-19 Grant can help you stay safe indoors and out in 2023 Copy

As the weather cools and we move to more indoor activities the risk of infection from colds, flu and Covid-19 increases. Whilst deaths and serious illness from Covid-19 are a lot less than at the beginning of the pandemic, none of us want to be ill or put vulnerable members of our family and community at risk.

Over the past two years there has been funding to help Voluntary and Community Groups promote safe practices and ensure accurate information is available about vaccinations. If you would like to continue this message and help your community group stay as safe as possible this winter, then this funding may be for you.

Recent funding has helped pay for personal hygiene packs with masks and hand gel for individuals. Additional resources to organisations have assisted to keep premises and members safe, support the translation of relevant information into community languages and facilitate phoning people to arrange to get them to their vaccination appointments.

There have been lots of other very creative ideas so come and talk to us.  If we your idea qualifies, you will be given a simple application form and guidance notes and we will work with you through the application process.

Please contact Liz or Barbara at SCVO to find out more, at call 07923 259821 or call 07859 913363.


Funding to Support Children and Young People in Sandwell

Are you an experienced not-for-profit organisation currently delivering Emotional Wellbeing Support to children and young people aged 5 -18?  Do you deliver these services in Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall or in Wards of West Birmingham?  Can you deliver individual or group support in the areas of Bereavement and Loss, Counselling, Distressed Behaviour, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Literacy or Social Skills and Relationships?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in the Children and Young People Emotional Wellbeing and Grant Programme 2023. Building on the success of a previous programme, Sandwell Council have allocated a further £500,000 to extend the Programme into 2023.

The Programme must be delivered by December 2023, so this funding is only suitable for existing organisations with capacity to deliver quickly. If you would like an Application Form and Guidance Notes, please email and give brief details of how you meet the criteria specified above. In addition, there is an open meeting on Teams for potential applicants to raise any queries or questions they have about the Programme or the Application process. This will be held on Wednesday, 18th January between 2 & 3.30 pm. Further information on booking a place is in the Guidance Notes.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday, 30th January at 10.00 am.


Grants to help disabled and disadvantaged people connect with nature

Applications are invited from charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales for projects that help disabled or disadvantaged people connect with nature and the countryside.

The funding, which is made available through the CLA Charitable Trust, supports projects that improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people who are disabled or disadvantaged by helping them to visit and participate in recreational and educational opportunities in the countryside.

Applications are particularly welcomed for projects for children and young people, disadvantaged financially, physically, mentally, or from areas of deprivation.

Funding can be used to support projects, capital works and running costs. No maximum or minimum funding amounts are given.

The closing date for applications is the 6th February 2023.

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