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Funding to Support Education in Disadvantaged Areas (UK / International)

Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally.

The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year.

For UK projects, the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of care experienced young people.

For international projects, the focus is on improving the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people in marginalised and deprived communities.

Amount of funding available:

  • grants for UK projects range between £30,000 and £90,000
  • grants for international projects range between £10,000 and £60,000

BFSS will fund between 25% to 100% of the total project costs, but will give preference to projects with some degree of matched funding.

There is a two-stage application process.

Stage 1 applications can be submitted at any time.

Applications shortlisted at this stage will be invited to submit a Stage 2 proposal.

Stage 2 shortlisted proposals will be reviewed by the Grants Committee which meets every two months.


Useful Links:

UK Guidance

International Guidance


11th April 2024