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Funding for Special Schools and Colleges – UK

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 4, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on June 30, 2022
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The Wolfson Foundation is offering grants for Schools and Colleges for children and young people with special educational needs.

Examples of INELIGIBLE projects and costs include:
• Purchase of land or existing buildings (including a building’s freehold);
• Grants direct to individuals;
• Grants through conduit organisations;
• Overheads, maintenance costs and VAT;
• Non-specific appeals (including circulars) and endowment funds;
• Projects which focus on sports or arts;
• Costs of meetings, exhibitions, concerts, expeditions, conferences, lectures, etc.;
• Salary costs;
• Running costs, including vehicle fuel and maintenance;
• Film, websites or promotional materials;
• Repayment of loans;
• Projects that have already been completed or will be by the time of award;
• Sensory play.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Location of applicant and project: UK only;
2. The applicant organisation should meet all of the following criteria:
a) be a registered charity, local authority;
b) be registered with the relevant regulatory authority, where applicable, and have at least a good rating.

Grants are awarded for projects focussed on helping pupils to develop skills which would help them to gain employment or live independently after leaving school or college.

The project should be for a new building, refurbishment work or equipment and aim to produce one or more of the following outcomes:
• Increased access to services for new and existing users;
• Improved quality and range of services;
• Improved financial stability of the organisation.

Usual grant range: £20,000 – £75,000.

Match funding required: Yes, if project cost is >£50,000.

Grants are not made retrospectively, and so your project must be ongoing at the time that a funding decision is made (i.e. June or December).

We run two funding rounds each year.
Round 1 - Stage 1 application deadline: 5 January.
Round 2 - Stage 1 application deadline: 1 July.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 04
Jun 04

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 07
Jun 07

Thanks, Ana.