The British & Foreign School Society

The British & Foreign School Society (BFSS)
is a grant giving organisation and offers charitable aid to educational projects in the UK and around the world - visit About Us.

You can also access a unique collection of 19th-century source material in the BFSS Archive (part of Brunel University Archives).

Borough Road School


Maybrook House, Godstone Road
Caterham Surrey, CR3 6RE

Tel. +44 (0)1883 331177

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Inspired by the educational reforms of Quaker Joseph Lancaster, our vision is to maximise educational opportunity for all. We support charitable organisations that reach out to children and young people in remote or impoverished areas, improving inclusivity in education and providing much-needed facilities.

The BFSS gives grants for education projects of around £600,000 each year

Funding is project based for the purpose of advancing educational opportunity. In order to be eligible for grant, you need to have UK charitable status.

LATEST NEWS: Changes at the BFSS

  • EdUKaid – new desks as part of school improvement in Mtwara, Tanzania
  • Oasis International - a community-based pre-school centre in Mozambique
  • KajoKeji Educational Trust - Muungano Primary School in Kenya
  • KajoKeji Educational Trust - new, well built classrooms at Muungano School, Kenya
  • International Children's Trust - a family group session for street children in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Groundwork Greater Nottingham - developmental play project for homeless children in hostels, Nottingham
  • Fresh Start Foundation - sturdy good quality classrooms for a primary school in The Gambia
  • Disability and Development Partners - learning to use computers in a school for the deaf, Burundi
  • Children In Crisis - children in the rehabilitated primary school in South Kivu, DRC
  • Children In Crisis - en route to the inauguration ceremony at Mushegereza Primary School, DRC
  • Childreach International - improving science education in Nepal
  • CAIRN Trust, Nepal - a new Early Years project in rural Western Nepal