Funding for out of hours learning - study support
Last updated: 17/01/2013
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Ways of funding Out of Hours Learning/Study
guidance - Continyou have put together a guidance document
on how to gain funding from organisations, corporate
bodies, and trusts involving as little work and
frustration as possible
Finding sources of funding
The Out of Hours Learning Team produce a funding update bulletin
containing information on key schemes and funding
Free online sources of funding information
Continyou - updated monthly with new sources of funding
for study support projects and activities.
Lottery Funding - this is a
joint website run by all the Lottery funders in the UK which you
can search for information on current funding programmes across the
How 2 Fundraise – Free
online resource, includes fundraising ideas, know-how and
Subscription based sources
Grants 4 Schools - this
subscription-based website provides information on the latest
funding opportunities from the Lottery, government agencies, the
European Union and Charitable Foundations.
Trust Funding -
this subscription-based website allows you to search information on
over 4,200 charitable trusts.
Fundraising for Schools -
a monthly subscription-based magazine with up-to-date information
on relevant trusts, charities and awarding bodies which support
education and the work of schools.
Funding - This site is an online portal to grants
for the voluntary and community sector from Local Authorities,
Regional Government, Central Government, Independent Grant
Administrators and European Sources
Ernest Cook Trust - gives grants to registered charities,
schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young
people's interest either in the countryside and the environment,
the arts, or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy.
These are a few of the schemes to which schools and clubs can
apply for funding or free equipment. For information on other
grants and funding streams available please refer to the Sources of
Funding Information above.
Cornwall Community Foundation - supports local projects in
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that engage local people in making
their communities better places to live.
Awards for All - Awards
for All England is supported by the Arts Council England, the Big
Lottery Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England.
Please note that as on 1st April 2009, these bodies will
each be operating their own small grants schemes.
The Paul Hamlyn
Foundation - the Foundation is looking to fund projects that
promote innovation and change in the areas of supplementary
schooling and tackling school exclusion and truancy.
Lottery – Reaching Communities - funds projects that help
people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a
difference. Projects can be new or existing activities, or be the
core work of your organisation.
Children in Need - provides grants for up to three years to
properly constituted not for profit organisations working with
disadvantaged young people aged 18 or under. The next closing
date will be the 15th January 2010.
Foundation - Focusing on children and young people, the
Foundation supports activities in education and health to relieve
suffering and equip individuals
First Light -
First Light Movies provides grants to projects that enable young
people to participate in all aspects of film productions. The
funding is available to organisations such as schools, youth
services, community and voluntary groups that work with young
people aged between 5 and 18.
Youth Music - Grants will be available to support projects that
provide structured, regular and progressive music-making activities
for children and young people.
Football Foundation -
the Foundation offer a range of grants for which schools and
community football clubs can apply.
Kellogg's Active Living Fund - this fund gives small grants to
fund projects and activities that directly lead to people taking
part in sustained physical activity.
LordsTaverners - the Lord's
Taverners provide free cricket equipment bags to any club or school
which meets the criteria in their application form. Visit their
website to apply.
Sport England –
includes small grants, sportsmatch.
Unltd Sports Relief - provides awards to young people who want
to use sport or the arts to address a social problem or conflict
within their community.
Cash 4 Clubs - Sports clubs that are registered with their
sport's national governing body or local authority can apply for
grants improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching
qualifications and generally invest in the sustainability of their
The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust - supports projects which allow
disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing
interest in the great outdoors. The trust usually supports
programmes that are run by schools or youth groups, but welcomes
applications from individuals.