The school or college must be state-funded, be rated at least ‘good’ by Ofsted, and be able to demonstrate an achieved level of excellence, or demonstrate they are making progress to achieving excellence.
If the applicant is a faith-based school, they must have a non-discriminatory entry policy and at least 10% must be of other denominations.
Grants are generally awarded for capital projects such as new builds, refurbishments, or technical equipment. The project should aim to achieve a higher quality of teaching space, a higher number of pupils taking the subject, and improved learning outcomes.
Applicants are invited to apply online through a two-stage application process.
The deadline for stage 2 applications is 1st May.
The typical project range is £2,000 – £100,000 for new build, refurbishment and technical equipment. For equipment projects, the usual range is £15,000 – £50,000.
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