7 fundraising ideas for small schoolsSmall, rural schools often struggle with fundraising, as they don't have the same amount of time, resources or parents to help them. Two of our experts with experience as small school headteachers set out some practical ways of fundraising successfully despite these extra challenges.
Charities Act 2016: fundraising for academies and MATsHow is fundraising in academies and MATs affected by the Charities Act 2016? We relay information from the Fundraising Regulator on the requirements in force from November 2016. We also explain how you know if they apply to you.
Funds and freebies: monthly highlightsUpdatedSee the latest deadlines for funding opportunities. You'll also find a selection of the grants available to schools across a range of areas, and details of freebies you can access.
Generating income and raising fundsHow can schools generate additional income? This article sets out ways to generate extra money using a school's existing resources, and links to further information on these approaches. You will also find case studies from 2 schools about successful income generation.
Grants for small capital projectsWhat grants are available for small capital projects? This article highlights sources of capital funding that may be suitable for lower-value capital projects in schools. It also points to scheme that donates unsellable DIY materials and surplus paint to charities, including schools.
How one school made £350,000 from its local high streetChris Dyson, a headteacher in one of the most deprived areas of the country, has discovered an untapped revenue stream: businesses that want to give back. Last year they helped him save £350,000 and now he says “money isn’t a problem at our school.” Chris explains how he does it, and how others can too.
Playgrounds: sources of fundingWhat funding is there for play equipment in school playgrounds? This article links to information on national and regional grants and awards. We also include advice on approaching businesses for funding, and link to further articles on grants and funding applications.
School-business partnerships: guidance and case studiesAre there examples of schools that have worked with businesses to generate income? We relay case studies from schools that have used partnerships with businesses to generate income or achieve savings. We also set out guidance from one of our associate education experts on working with businesses.
School fundraising strategiesWhat strategies can schools use to raise additional funds? One of our associate education experts suggests fundraising strategies. You will also find advice from three schools on raising additional money.
School fundraising strategies: template and guidanceHow can we create a fundraising strategy? This article features a KeyDoc template for a school fundraising strategy, which includes example text. We relay guidance on creating a fundraising strategy from three organisations, and point to an example of a fundraising policy from a school.