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 £700,000 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.