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External Funding Opportunities


We have recently been made aware of some funding opportunities that your school may be able to access. 

Local Giving - Magic Little Grants

Please note that schools are eligible to apply if they are a registered charity.

Overall details: Local Giving have once again opened their "magic little grants" funding round for 2023. More than 2,600 grants were made last year, and this is one of the easiest written applications you'll see!

Who can apply: Organisations in their first year, or with an income under £250,000

Themes/aims of the fund: Applications will be accepted under one of seven themes, including enabling participation in physical activity; preventing or reducing the impact of poverty; and supporting marginalised groups and tackling inequality. 

Closing date: October 31st 2023.

Link for application


The Clothworkers Foundation

Overall details: The Clothworkers Foundation is the charitable arm of the Clothworkers Company, providing grants towards capital projects since 1977.

Who can apply: Registered charities, CICs, CIOs and Special Schools.

Themes/aims of the fund: The foundation will provide capital funding towards buildings; fitting, fixtures and equipment; and vehicles (with the exception of leasing).

How much funding per project: Small and large grants are available, with their Trustees taking the final decision on the size of grant to award. 

Closing date: There are no deadlines for this funding. 

Link for application


Water Water Community Fund

Overall details: In 2017 Welsh Water launched The Welsh Water Community Fund. Since the launch of the fund, they have donated over £500,000 supporting hundreds of local community initiatives.

Who can apply: Schools, Charitable Trusts, Housing associations and Friendly Societies.

Types of projects that could receive funding: Improvements to the environment or local community initiatives promoting health, wellbeing, and environmental objectives. Activities undertaken by registered community groups – specifically with health, wellbeing, cost of living support and environmental objectives. Improving and supporting local education activity for example water efficiency, environmental, innovation benefits.

How much funding per project: £5,000

Closing date: Open two more times for 8 weeks.

  • Second round 1st September 2023 – 31st October 2023
  • Third round 1st of January 2024 – 29th February 2024

Link for Application