Funds and freebies: monthly highlights

See the latest deadlines for possible funding opportunities for your school; now including cost-of-living support available for your school and community. Also find a selection of the grants available to schools across a range of areas, and details of freebies you can access.

updated on 18 November 2022
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Contents
  1. Understand the cost-of-living support available
  2. Upcoming funding deadlines
  3. Further grants and funding opportunities
  4. Freebies
  5. For future reference

Understand the cost-of-living support available

Share these ideas with your school community

The government’s cost-of-living payment is available for those receiving certain benefits or tax credits. Those who are eligible can get up to 3 different types of payment depending on their situation:

  • A cost-of-living payment, for people receiving a qualifying low income benefit or tax credits
  • A disability cost-of-living payment, for people receiving a qualifying disability benefit
  • A pensioner cost-of-living payment, for people entitled to a winter fuel payment for winter 2022 to 2023

Citizens Advice has guidance for people who need help with school costs. This includes advice on how to get:

  • Free school meals (FSM) – read more about FSM funding
  • Help to pay for activities and uniform
  • Help with transport to and from school

Consider these ideas as a school

With more families feeling the strain, breakfast clubs are increasingly important