Funding for school capital projects – (deadline 10th January 2019)

The next deadline for stage 1 application to the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme is the 10th January 2019.

Through its Secondary Education Programme high-achieving (in receipt of an outstanding Ofsted assessment or regional equivalent) state-funded schools and sixth form colleges can apply to the Foundation for funding for capital or equipment projects relating to the teaching of science and technology; or projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts.

Grants do not normally exceed £50,000 for schools or £100,000 for sixth form colleges.

Applicants successful at the stage 1 of the application process will be invited to submit a stage 2 application.

Examples of schools that have received funding through the Foundation include:

  • An award of £100,000 was made towards science equipment for a new regional science centre at Oldham Sixth Form College. The project aims to engage the local community in science as well as provide carefully designed laboratories with modern science equipment.
  • Cheadle Hulme High School, Cheshire, which received a grant of £46,000 for A Level science equipment.
  • Greenhead College, a high-achieving Sixth Form College in Huddersfield, which received a grant of £100,000 which enabled them to refurbish three chemistry laboratories and two technicians rooms.

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