Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational work with children and young people in disadvantaged areas.
The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. The majority (85% of grants) are made to charities and educational bodies (with charitable status). Schools wishing to apply need to have either charitable status or “exempt charity” status.
Previous projects supported include:
Groundwork Greater Nottingham which received a grant of £26,624 for family developmental play sessions for children in temporary hostels, helping to rebuild bonds disrupted through their re-settlement.
Lyric Hammersmith a charity in Hammersmith which received a grant of £5,000 for a programme of work for schools in West London to enable disadvantaged children to engage in regular cultural activity.
The next meeting of the Committee is in June, with an application deadline in April, date to be confirmed.