The Company makes a number of grants to improve the availability and quality of education for children and young people. These grants are focused on young people from the ages of 3-19, 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.


Please note that the Company is developing new education programmes.  Once these are available, we will add details here. 

The current grants programme as detailed below closed for applications on 24th August 2015.


What we fund

The Company will consider work that:

  • Builds students' life skills, confidence and self-esteem, which might also help to raise educational attainment;

  • Enriches educational opportunity through projects that use art, drama, dance, music and sport;

  • Encourages the development of teaching, especially in primary schools;

  • Focuses on the development of communication skills, including languages;

  • Encourages educational progression, and the acquisition of vocational skills;

  • Offers educational opportunities for underachieving groups;

  • Encourages participation in science, maths and technology.


We do not fund

  • Individuals;

  • Independent schools (except for specific outreach programmes);

  • 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

The final meeting at which applications will be considered under this grants programme will take place on Thursday 15th October, 2015.

Please submit applications as far in advance of this meeting as possible and at the latest by 24th August.


Further Information and How To Apply