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Find funding for your school’s creative activities

07.10.19

[First published – 29.11.18] We’ve collected some useful information to help you find funding for your school’s creative activities, and get tips on fundraising. Do pass this on to your school’s business manager – and let us know if you have anything you’d like to add.


Want to learn more about different funding sources and how to write a successful funding bid? Come to our event!

A2: Connect Funding application and bid-writing for Schools
Monday, 21 October 2019, 10am-4.30pm


Searchable spreadsheet of funding for schools

We’ve updated (October 2019) our spreadsheet of grants available to schools so that you can easily find grants suitable for arts, music, those focusing on disadvantage, and general grants which have a specific schools focus.

You can view or download it here.

Do you have any to add? Please comment on the spreadsheet or email us with a link.

Useful advice

We’ve also gathered a few blog posts and videos that you may find useful:

Great tips for fundraising from a primary teacher and former cultural education consultant

https://www.tes.com/news/how-fund-arts-your-school-sponsored

General advice about school funding from a former school business manager

https://schoolleaders.thekeysupport.com/administration-and-management/financial-management/fundraising-and-grants/generating-additional-income-for-a-school/

Useful summaries of crowdfunding and how you could use it for your school

https://edexec.co.uk/how-might-the-education-sector-embrace-crowdfunding/

https://www.tes.com/news/how-make-money-crowdfunding

Your school’s business manager may well already subscribe to a grants notification service or buy a grants book, but if not this is just one tool you could use:

https://www.grants4schools.info/a-z-funding-guide-for-schools-2018.html

Do you have something to share to help other schools?

If you’ve discovered a great blog or website about fundraising, a grant fund that you’ve applied to, or a way of raising income that you’ve found to work, we’d love to share it on here and on our social networks.

You’ll be helping other schools and getting publicity for your school. Just pop us an email and we’ll contact you for a quick phone call – then we’ll do all the rest.

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