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Grants for schools


Grants for schools

At Canopies UK we understand that all schools want to improve their facilities whether it is the latest technology, equipment for sports or improvements to the building. In tough economic times it is always good to understand what grants you may be able to apply for. Below are a couple of bodies that are currently offering grants, the brief details of which are outlined, but for more detailed information please click on the relevant links and good luck in your fundraising.

Big Lottery Fund (BLF)

The BLF has been set up to help schools in their broader social aims: strengthening community cohesion, fostering youth engagement and securing pride in the local environment.  One of their supported initiatives is the “Awards for All” scheme which looks to offer grants; the scheme is outlined below.

Awards for All

Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme funding small, local community-based projects in the UK.

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 in England, Scotland, Wales andNorthern Ireland for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them.You can apply for a grant if you are a community group, not for profit group, Parish or Town Council, Health body, or school.

The awards look to fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes:

• People have better chances in life – with better access to training and development to improve their life skills.
• Stronger communities – with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems.
• Improved rural and urban environments – which communities are better able to access and enjoy.
• Healthier and more active people and communities.

For more detailed information on the funding scheme please visit:

The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant making trust that distributes grants to UK charities.

Since it became operational in November 2011, The Foundation has disbursed £49M in grants.

The foundation covers arts, learning and small grants schemes.

The Foundation will support projects which facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and which have a long-term strategic impact. Key areas for support are:

• Libraries, museums and archives; and
• Special educational needs and learning difficulties;
• Projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue will also be considered.

For state funded schools their main initiative will be The Foyle School Libraries Scheme and dedicated schools catering for those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) may also be supported.

For more information please visit:

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