Funding advice for schools
Felicity Robinson, from Landscapes Naturally, is an experienced Lottery Bid Assessor who wants to provide your school with advice around funding and grant schemes.
On October the 5th 2015, the 5p bag charge was introduced for retailers across the UK. The proceeds that have been generated from this recent law are now being used to help fund projects within local communities that involve developing open spaces and encouraging community participation. Projects within schools, volunteer training and community cleanup days are all examples of the types of projects that are suitable for this funding.
The Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ programme and One Stop’s ‘Carriers for Causes’ are two grant schemes that provide an excellent opportunity for your school to apply for funding, to help support your school grounds community projects and support training, to ensure your school will make the best use of your grounds for play and learning.
Felicity Robinson has been reminding schools that these grant schemes are available and has also been providing the following advice to schools surrounding their application for this funding: “It is important that schools look very carefully at the criteria for the grant scheme they are applying for and ensure they address each criteria within their application. Too often a school’s good bids are unsuccessful, due to the criteria being somewhat overlooked.”
If your school has a great idea or a project that requires funding, you can apply for the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ programme here and One Stop’s ‘Carrier for Causes’ here. Good luck with your application!