The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) offers grants to support new and pilot educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally.
For UK projects the focus is on improving the educational outcomes and life chances of displaced young people, young carers, and care experienced young people. Grants of between £10,000 and £90,000 are available for up to 3 years (maximum £30,000 per year).
Eligible applicants include charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2.5 million, and UK based state-funded schools, academies, colleges, and other educational establishments regardless of their income size, provided they can demonstrate a network effect beyond one individual school.
For International projects the focus is onimproving the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people within international marginalised and deprived communities. Grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 are available for up to 3 years (maximum £30,000 per year).
Eligible applicants include small to medium sized organizations with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2.5 million, and must have UK charitable status.
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 and applications can be submitted at any time. Application shortlisted at this stage will be invited to submit a Stage 2 proposal.