Useful Links

On this page you’ll find a lot of links to other organisations who might be able to support a project that you are considering, or an individual student. These organisations are not connected to the SSLP and we take no responsibility for the content available on their site.

School Partnerships

Examples of other independent and state schools working together

East Kent Schools Together


Schools Together

Funding for Teacher Training

Below are organisations who might be sources of funding for CPD

Connecting Classrooms

Connecting Classrooms funds teachers and school leaders who have completed core skills training to visit colleagues at a partner school in another country and develop effective practice for teaching core skills together. Successful applicants get support with every stage of their international journey. Applications closed in February 2018.

Erasmus+ Key Action 1

Erasmus+ Key Action 1 funding enables school staff to visit partner schools in Europe to engage in study courses, job shadowing and observation, training, and teaching placements. All activities form part of a transnational mobility project that provides exciting opportunities to explore fresh approaches to education.

Erasumus+ Key Action 2

Erasmus+ Key Action 2 funds strategic partnerships between schools in Europe to foster innovation, effective practice and knowledge exchange. Schools in the UK can apply to lead or join a schools-only project, focusing on a range of important issues in education.

Grants for Students

Here’s a list of organisations offering support to students

The Creative Dimensions Trust

The Creative Dimension Trust is a charity that organises Craft Workshops for 14-18 year olds who love working with their hands.  The fully-funded workshops are taught by some of the world’s leading craft specialists, who want to inspire the next generation.  The Trust is an Arts Award Supporter, giving students the chance to achieve a well-regarded national qualification.

Happy Days Children’s Charity 

The Charity supports families with children aged 3-17 who are disabled, have a special need or have been abused in the UK.

Lawrence Atwell’s Charity 

The provision of grants or loans for young people based in the UK and aged between 16 and 26 towards the cost of vocational training or equipment that is essential for work.  The charity’s aim is to assist young people who come from a low-income background to become qualified or equipped to work in their chosen career.

Newcomen Collett Foundation

Newcomen Collett Foundation has served the young people of Southwark for over 300 years.  The present Foundation provides support for a wide variety of educational needs of young people in the London Borough of Southwark.

Philip Bates Trust 

Grant for individuals undertaking projects that encourage and develop artistic interests in young people in the UK.

The Reedham Children’s Trust Fund 

Grants are available to assist with the fees of boarding schools for vulnerable children who are in urgent need of assistance/care or who are at risk or cannot be cared for adequately in their home environment and live within 60 miles of Purley Surrey.

Sir John Cass’s Foundation – Grants to Students

In 2011 the Cass Foundation launched a £1.5m scholarship programme in collaboration with the Lord Mayor of London which provides scholarships for young people who wish to study at one of a range of participating universities in London. The Foundation also has a scholarship relationship with Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Sir John Cass’s Foundation – Grants to Individuals

To promote access to further and higher education for disadvantaged young people in inner London.

St Olave’s Foundation Fund

The Foundation awards grants directly to students under the age of 25 undertaking higher/further education or apprenticeships.  Consideration will also be given to young people wanting to pursue courses in arts, music, dancing etc.


Small Grant Providers for Local Educational Projects


These organisations offer support to educational projects from a limited local area…

Alan and Babette Sainsbury Trust 

The Trustees support projects which help young people achieve their potential. They are sympathetic to projects within disadvantaged communities which promote learning and education, particularly in Southwark where the founder worked.

Bermondsey Square Community Fund

Grants are available (£500 – £2,500) to fund projects in Bermondsey Square, Southwark for the marketing, animation and promotion of the area and to make a positive contribution to the wider neighbourhood and community.

Newcomen Collett Foundation

Grants are available for voluntary and community organisations and schools in Southwark undertaking educational projects for young people under the age of 25.

Peter Minet Trust

The Peter Minet Trust aims to improve the quality of life for people living in the inner city boroughs of South East London, especially Lambeth and Southwark. It does this by making grants to UK registered charities that run social welfare, health, cultural and community projects, working with people of all ages who are in need.

Sir John Cass’s Foundation – Grants to Schools and Organisations

Grants are available for schools and organisations to support education and rehabilitation projects in inner London boroughs.

Southwark – Community Capacity and Environment and Ecology Programme

Grants are available in Southwark to support organisations that promote cultural, social, and faith activities in ways that bring communities together, for organisations that build the capacity of the voluntary sector and to support a geographical spread of community resource bases in the areas of greatest deprivation. Grants are also available to promote a greener borough. Applications are currently closed.

St Olave’s Foundation Fund

The Foundation gives grants to Schools, Organisations and Youth Groups who provide educational opportunities to youngsters in the London Borough of Southwark.

United St Saviour’s Charity

Programmes focus on following themes in North Southwark: Strong, resilient communities: connecting, enabling and strengthening communities, Positive ageing: reducing isolation and increasing wellbeing amongst older residents; Levelling the playing field: targeted and life-changing support for population groups disproportionately experiencing social and economic disadvantage.


… whilst these will support educational projects from across the South East…

A G Manly Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations in South East England that promote the understanding of engineering.

City Bridge Trust

Our mission is to tackle disadvantage in London through grant making, social investment, encouraging philanthropy, and influencing social policy.

Grants for School Journeys (London)

This fund exists to give grants to individuals attending Church of England Schools in the diocese of London in need of financial help. Priority is given to help with the cost of school journeys/daytrips, music tuition and maintenance costs that are not normally met from statutory funding.

Sport Relief – Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund for London 

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises in London that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.


… and these are open to applications from across the country.

Ambrose and Ann Appelbe Trust

Grant for UK charitable organisations carrying out education, social welfare or community activities.  No new applications will be considered until 2019.

Aviva Community Fund

Grants are available for not-for-profit groups in the UK to support projects that make a real difference in their local community and address Aviva’s six categories.

Awards for All – England 

Grants are available for voluntary groups, schools, local authorities and health bodies in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.

AXA RoadSafe Schools Campaign

A total of £15,000 worth of match-funding is available for road safety projects across the UK that post their project on Crowdfunder. This is the next phase of the AXA RoadSafe Schools campaign to drum up support for safety initiatives and enable local projects find the funding necessary to make roads safer.

Bassil Shippam and Alsford Trust

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK working in the fields of care for young and older people, health, education and religion.

Boltons Trust

Grant for charitable organisations undertaking projects to relieve suffering and promote education and welfare in the UK.

Bothwell Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking projects that address children’s causes, disability, social welfare, countryside issues, and medical research in the UK

Bowland Charitable Trust

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK carrying out projects and activities for young people and educational, religious and cultural activities.

British Science Week – Kick-Start Fund for Schools 

Financial assistance available to help schools organise their own events as part of British Science Week (BSW).

Burden Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations that are working for the benefit of people in need in the UK.

Calmcott Trust

Small grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking health, education, welfare or arts projects in the UK, particularly Yorkshire.

Character Education Grant 

Grants are available to schools, colleges and organisations in England to support not-for-profit projects in character education.

Christopher Laing Foundation

Grants are available for charitable organisations undertaking projects in the fields of children and young people, social welfare and health, with a priority to those organisations supporting disabled adults.

Community Tennis

Clubs, local authorities and educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities, etc) have the opportunity to come together with other local partner organisations to apply for capital funding to create a community tennis network in their area.  The funding is being provided through the Lawn Tennis Associations £125 million Transforming British Tennis Together Programme.

Denise Cohen Charitable Trust

Grants are available to charitable organisations carrying out general charitable purposes in the UK.

Dischma Charitable Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations in the UK carrying out welfare, education, arts and conservation activities.

Donald Forrester Trust

Grant for charitable organisations in the UK undertaking projects to further education and religion and relieve poverty.

Ecological Outreach Programmes

The British Ecological Society is inviting Individual members and organisations such as schools, museums, libraries and community groups to apply to for a grant of up to £2,000 for projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ernest Cook Trust

Grants are available for UK-based educational projects in the fields of the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense), or in science, or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people throughout the UK by supporting work that focuses on the arts, children and young people, the environment, food and social change.

Field Studies Council – Kids Fund Grant 

Grants are available to groups to assist with the costs of a Field Studies Council Environmental Learning or Environmental Activity course for disadvantaged young people in the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Republic of Ireland.

Fund a French Trip

If you already have a partner school in France, you can apply for a £5,000 grant to undertake reciprocal student visits and extended project work.

Fund a German Trip

If you have a partner school in Germany, or would like to start working with one, you can apply for UK-German Connection grants to support a range of joint activities, partnership visits and collaborative projects.

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

Small grants (£300) are available to support a wide variety of “warm hearted” projects run by local community groups, schools and charities across the UK and Ireland.

Gosling Foundation 

Grant for charitable organisations carrying out projects related to social welfare, recreation and education in the UK.

Greggs Foundation

The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at your school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community.

Haramead Trust

Grants for UK charities in support of children, social and medical assistance, homelessness and education.

National Geographic

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Ray Y. Gildea Jr Award to support innovation in Geography teaching.

National Lottery Awards

Annual awards scheme celebrating the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects and the difference they have made to people’s lives. The awards recognise the dedication and commitment of people across the UK who use Lottery funding to improve the environment around them.

One Stop Carriers for Causes

Not for profit organisations, including schools that are located within 2 miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects that benefit their local community.  The grants are available for a wide range of activities and the funding will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts-based Learning Fund 

Grants are available to encourage the development, use and sustainability of effective arts-based activities in education in order to have a positive effect on children’s lives and learning.

Philip Bates Trust 

Grant for voluntary and community organisations undertaking projects that encourage and develop artistic interests in young people in the UK.

RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, registered charities, and state-funded schools and colleges based in the UK or Republic of Ireland for projects that help people in disadvantaged communities learn new skills, get into work or start a business.

Royal Society – School Science Projects

Through the scheme grants of up to £3,000 are available for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer.

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts – JJ Charitable Trust 

Grants are available for voluntary and community organisations undertaking projects for literacy and sustainability of the environment in the UK.

Society for Microbiology

The Society for Microbiology provides grants to support the teaching of microbiology. Schools that are members of the Society can apply for grants up to £1,000 for a wide variety of educational outreach activities to promote public engagement with microbiology.

Split Infinitive Trust 

Grants for organisations and individuals in the UK for projects that support live and performance arts, in general and in education.

Sydney Black Charitable Trust

Funding is available for social welfare, education and the advancement of religion in the UK.

The Maurice Hatter Foundation

Grants are available for charitable organisations in the UK undertaking general charitable activities, particularly projects which support education and social welfare.

The Worshipful Company of Fuellers – Charitable Trust Fund

Funding is available for the relief of poverty, research and education schemes, particularly those related to energy industries in the UK.

UK-German Challenge Fund 

Grants are available to support collaborative projects between schools in the UK and Germany. The fund targets both curricular and extra-curricular projects and can cover the costs of resources, joint activities and reciprocal partner visits.

Wolfson Foundation

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.

Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Charity 

Advice and grants for the development of innovative IT based projects with a charitable or educational focus in the UK.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid skills programme is a three-year programme that runs until 2020.  Under the programme every secondary school is entitled to one free place on Youth MHFA one-day course with a value of £200 per person trained.