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Funding for Capital Projects in Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges (UK)

Secondary schools and colleges can apply for grants to improve the teaching of science, computer science, design & technology, art, languages, music and performing arts at GCSE and A-Level. 

Grants are generally awarded towards new builds, refurbishment and technical equipment.

Two types of grants are available:

  • £15,000 – £50,000 (equipment projects)
  • £15,000 – £100,000 (new build and refurbishment projects)

The funding is being made available through the Wolfson Foundation’s Secondary Education Programme.

The school or college should meet all of the following criteria:

  • be state-funded
  • have at least two years of exam results available
  • have been inspected by Ofsted / Estyn / HMIE / ETI and have an overall outcome of ‘Good’ or above
  • be able to demonstrate an achieved level of excellence OR significant progress towards excellence through, for example, inspection reports and progress made by students
  • if a predominantly denominational or faith based school, it should have a non-discriminatory entry policy in respect of religious allegiance or at least 10% of pupils must be of other denominations, faiths or none.

There is a two-stage application process.  The next funding round will open for stage 1 applications from the 1st December 2023 to the 10th January 2024.

Schools and Colleges successful at this stage will the have until the 15th February 2024 to submit their stage-two application.


21st November 2023