The Foyle Foundation is currently reviewing its Schools Library Programme and is expecting to reopen the programme for applications in mid-October.
State-funded schools and sixth form colleges across the UK that do not have or want to improve their libraries will be able to apply for funding. In the past, this has been for funding of between £1,000 and £10,000. Priority is likely to be given to primary schools and to funding library books.
The Foundation may also consider contributions towards e-readers, library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate that their library can be maintained and renewed in the future. Local deprivation levels, the Ofsted report and current literacy levels at the school will be taken into account when assessing applications.