Grants are available for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations in England to improve the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other activities.
The funding is for relatively small-scale projects, which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without the support of BlueSpark, with the objectives of:
- Developing team working skills.
- Enhancing self confidence.
- Promoting creativity and individuality.
- Encouraging aspiration.
- Enhancing educational achievement.
- Widening educational horizons.
Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Some grants awarded are under £2,000 and almost all are under £5,000. Grants awarded for a particular project should constitute a significant proportion of the costs of that project rather than being marginally incremental to its funding. Grants will only be awarded for the amount requested in the application and will not be scaled back to a lesser amount.
Schools, community groups, clubs, societies and other not-for-profit organisations based and working in England can apply, as can individuals.
Projects that the Foundation support include, but are not limited to the following:
- Academic education.
- Art and design.
- Community projects.
- Educational excursions.
- Enterprise projects.
- Public speaking.
- Vocational training.
Applications can be submitted at any time.
Applications should be submitted using the online application form, which is available on the BlueSpark Foundation (website http://bluesparkfoundation.org.uk). For more information contact the BlueSpark Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.