The British & Foreign School Society gives grants to charities for educational activities. Grants for education projects are given up to a total of around £500,000 in any one year. Grants are given to organisations with UK charitable status and are for the purpose of advancing educational opportunity in the UK and developing countries. The Society no longer makes grants for individuals.
- To see the criteria for grant giving please click here
- To apply online for a grant please click here
Applications from charitable organisations which meet the grant criteria are considered by the Grants Committee, which meets quarterly. The next meeting for which applications can be accepted is on 1st July 2013; applications should be received at least 4 weeks in advance.
Case studies of a number of grants given in 2012 were published in BFSS Grants Brochure 2012. An earlier brochure with case studies of some of the grants given in 2011 can be accessed at BFSS Grants Brochure 2011 and a brochure for 2010 at Grants Brochure. You can also view details of some of the project supported by BFSS at further projects.
We support charitable organisations that reach out to children and young people in remote or impoverished areas to extend access to education and provide much-needed facilities. Examples of countries where we have funded projects are: Afghanistan, Burma, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka,Tanzania, Uganda, the UK and Zambia.
The Society also offers a small number of grants for organisations and individuals through its Subsidiary Trusts. Eligibility criteria depend on area of residence and/or particular field of educational activity.
Contact us for further information about our grants for charities.