Funding Sources and Grants

There are many sources of additional funding available to schools through external grants and funding sources which can be applied for. Key factors to success in accessing this funding are, firstly, selecting a funding source which is appropriate for your project and school and, secondly, having a good application or bid in terms of structure and use of the right terminology.

This element of the Resources Centre aims to help you with your funding applications in terms of:

  • A frequently updated list of available grants and funding sources
  • Some helpful hints for writing successful funding bids and applications
  • Examples of successful bids and funding applications
  • Case study examples of other community resources which you may be able to access for school projects.

If you have any suggestions of funding sources which are not already included within the BM&NiS Grant and Funding Update and which you are willing to share with other North Yorkshire school colleagues please submit them using the e-mail address detailed below. Also, if you have any examples of successful bid applications or case study examples of organisations providing free resources to your school that you are willing to share with others again please submit them for publication in the Resources Centre.

Contact details: E-mail:

Telephone: 01609 532312

Useful Downloads

Case Study - Housing Association providing free labour resource for playground regeneration/refurbishment project

Helpful Hints for Writing Successful Grant Applications

Big Lottery Fund - Example Successful Application

Empties Please Info Letter

Easy Fundraising Intro Document Brief

Free Fundraising Ideas - Useful websites - Jan 2016

Fund Raising & Income Generation Workshops Spring 2013 - Presentation Slides

Fundraising - Match Funding

Fundraising & Income Generation Workshops Fact Sheet Spring 2013

The Giving Machine

List of Match Funders

Funding Grants Update June 2017