The British & Foreign Schools Society; Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas – 13 July 2022

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally.

The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year.

For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers and Children Looked After. Grants of between 30,000 and £100,000 are available (maximum £30,000 per year for multi-year projects). 

For UK projects, the funding is available to UK registered charities with an annual income of between £5,000 and £2.5 million, and at least three years of continuous accounts. UK based and state-funded schools, academies, colleges and other educational establishments regardless of their income size are also eligible providing they can demonstrate a network effect beyond one individual school.

For international projects the focus will be on improving the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people within international marginalised and deprived communities.  Grants o between £5,000 and £60,000 are available.  (maximum £30,000 per year).

For international projects the BFSS funds small to medium sized organizations with an annual income of between £5,000 and £2.5 million.   Organisations must have UK charitable status. The society does not fund non-UK based organisations, Community Interest Companies (CICs) or individuals. Grants of between £50,000 and £60,000 are available for projects lasting up to 3 years (maximum £30,000 per year).

The Society also offers a small number of specific grants for organisations and individuals through its Subsidiary Trusts.  

There is a two stage application process and the next closing date for stage 1 applications is the 13 July 2022.

Useful Links:

Stage 1 Application Guidance Notes

International Criteria and Eligibility

UK Criteria and Eligibility

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