The Company makes a number of grants to improve the availability and quality of education for children and young adults. These grants are focused on young people from the ages of 5-25, particularly in London, and in the West Midland areas of Walsall, Sandwell and Telford & Wrekin. Applicants must be UK registered charities, UK exempt charities, or state schools and colleges.
What we fund
The Company gives priority to work that:
- Encourages participation in Science, Maths and Technology;
- Improves educational achievement, particularly for young people aged 5-19;
- Offers educational opportunities for underachieving groups;
- Enriches educational opportunity through innovative projects that use art, drama, dance, music and sport; and
- Builds students' social capital, confidence and life skills.
- Encourages the study of languages, particularly for children aged 5-11.
The Company may also consider work that:
- Promotes the effective management of schools and colleges, for the direct benefit of pupils;
- Provides help for children and young adults with special educational needs, including the development of gifted and talented young people;
- Provides ways of increasing parental and community support for learning; and
- Encourages educational progression, the acquisition of vocational skills and participation in Higher Education.
We do not fund:
- Independent schools;
- Capital Projects;
- Core costs, e.g. rents and salaries (unless specifically related to project delivery);
- Overseas projects; or
- Organisations that have made an application within the last three years.
Dates of Education Committee Meetings
(Please submit applications 6 weeks before meetings):
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Tuesday 15 October 2013
You are encouraged to submit your application as far in advance of the 6 week deadline as possible, to allow us the time to arrange assessment visits where appropriate.