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Local Grants & Support

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): London Plus A CVS is an organisation that supports and brings together local charities and community groups. In London CVSs are borough-based, operating in 29 of the 33 London boroughs. Many (but not all) incorporate a local volunteer centre.
Culture Mile School Visits Fund The Culture Mile School Visits Fund is a great way to help children experience the benefits of learning outside the classroom.
East End Community Foundation Different grants programmes run in the three boroughs covered, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. All Community Foundations (UK)
East London Waste Recycling Click on your borough to discover your nearest Recycling Centre.
Educational grants – the Livery companies Many of the Livery Companies offer educational grants for students.
Food Growing Schools The Food Growing Schools: London partnership offers all the support you need to start or develop food growing at your school. Find out about all the support available to help your school get growing food. Run by Garden Organic.
Grants and funding to run CREST The Mayor's London Scientist scheme is funded by the GLA. CREST SuperStar, Discovery and Bronze Awards are free for all pupils who attend a state school in Greater London which meets at least one of four criteria.
Hounslow School clothing grants Hounslow School clothing grants The school clothing grant is payable to secondary school pupils in years seven and nine only and payable to all children in primary school from reception to year six.
Imperial College London Imperial is committed to promoting the teaching of high-quality, exciting maths and science, they have created and collaborated on a range of resources for primary school teachers.
Innovation Pod - Free STEM resources  The Innovation Pod provides FREE classroom set of robotics with access to thousands of resources; FREE teacher training sessions to allow staff to use the robotics effectively; a FREE day of coding workshops at your school for your pupils. 
London Community Foundation Specialise in supporting community-based organisations focused on helping disadvantaged London. All Community Foundations (UK)
School Clothing Grant Policy The School Clothing Grant Policy provides financial assistance towards the cost of school clothing and footwear for families on low income living in the City of London.
Sir John Cass’s Foundation Sir John Cass’s Foundation is one of London’s largest educational charities benefiting young residents of inner London.
Small Grants for Schools

Small Grants for Schools support schools to do something even bigger and better for their local community.

All Team London schools are eligible to apply, and successful schools can win funding of up to £1,000. 

Transport for London
Offering London schools a range of free programmes, from traveling safely to inspiring careers in transport.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At HomeTesco Community Grants (contact WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

BarnetBexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster

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