Funding & Grants
Please find below the latest funding and grants available to UK schools from a number of different sources.
Nexus Education is not affiliated with any external funding sources, so carefully check grant criteria and closing dates.
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Embedding Formative Assessment – Closing date 31st July, 2020
A project to test a professional development programme, which enables schools to embed formative assessment practices.
Networking Research for School Groups – Closing date July 2020
£1,000 donation to all groups of schools (10 schools or more) running a free 90 minute networking session which will match up the needs and interests of the schools to available solutions.
Claim one free month on TheSchoolBus – Closing date – May 31st 2020.
TheSchoolBus provides unrivalled online support for school leaders – clarifying what’s changing in Education, explaining what schools need to do next, and providing the tools to become compliant in minutes.
There are 3,000+ articles, on safeguarding, policy and compliance, Ofsted and inspection and more, including over 1,500 compliant and ready-to-use templates and model policies.
Any question you have, any resource you require, we will send it straight to your inbox within 3 working days.
To claim your free month on TheSchoolBus, simply quote ‘Nexus’ when you order.
One free (normal cost £189) ‘School Success for Teachers’ programme
Learn everything we know about helping pupils improve exam grades & well-being.
This course includes:
– 12 Levels of learning (see the full curriculum and the benefits – download the PDF)
– Highly engaging content with easy-to-understand narration
– Over 60 on-demand videos
– Sample content
– Over 12 hours of learning materials
– 100s of hours of daily, weekly and monthly planning and reflection tools
– Quizzes to enhance learning
– Resources to help your pupils succeed and thrive
Flexible Phonics – Closing date 3rd July, 2020
Training Reception teachers in strategies designed to optimise phonics teaching and improve children’s reading.
Early Reading Evaluation in Special Schools – Closing date 28th March, 2020
A targeted literacy programme aiming to build fluency in essential early reading skills for children with SEND in special schools
Shine Trust – Ready for School – Closing date – none advised
Through the Ready for School programme, the SHINE charity makes grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 to support children in the North of England make the best possible start to education in the Early Years.
Family Action’s Educational Grants Programme – closing date – none specified
This service offers students, especially disadvantaged ones, over the age of 14 the chance to get grants of £200 to £300 to start or continue their education.
EdTech Demonstrator schools programme – Closing date – 2021
The DfE is running a selection exercise to identify Demonstrator schools and colleges who are using technology effectively, and who are keen to share their experience and support other providers. Successful Demonstrators will receive between £75,000 and £150,000 in grant funding to support the delivery of this programme.
FREE TASTER COURSE: BUILDING YOUNG PEOPLE’S RESILIENCE FOR AN UNCERTAIN WORLD – Closing date – 1st April 2020
Find out how the power of learning in the wilderness can develop skills like resilience and self-belief in young people at one of our free taster courses:
20-21 March 2020 – Loch Eil, Scottish Highlands
24-25 April 2020 – Aberdovey, Snowdonia
All food, equipment and accommodation are provided free of charge – you just need to bring yourself, a colleague and a sense of adventure! Book your free place now at www.outwardbound.org.uk/tasters
10% off Grow Your Mindset Staff Training Workshops – Closing date – April 2020
This is not a ‘days gone by’ initiative, but a theory that continues to change and evolve. With 2 highly committed and enthusiastic teachers as your guide, all members of the school staff community are invited to take part in highly engaging and informative Grow your Mindset training, learning the fundamental principles of Growth Mindset and the common misconceptions about delivering it in education, saving you precious time, but also ensuring maximum impact from having an outside consultant.
Quizlet – Assembly and Teacher Workshop – Closing date – none
EdTechTeam UK in partnership with Quizlet are developing some new free training for schools.
1. Revision Skills Assembly – aimed at Year 10, 11, 12 or 13 – this assembly for students focuses on the importance of revision.
2. Quizlet Teacher Workshop – This 30 minute session is aimed at teachers and is suitable for a staff twilight session.
We are looking for schools who are interested in hosting either of the above sessions – although we will give priority to schools who can offer both on the same visit.
25% off an annual subscription fee to eeZeeTrip – Closing date – 25th July 2020
15% Off Robotics & Coding Curriculum – Closing date – 29th February 2020