Below is a list of grants that you may want to apply for to fund your projects.
Co-op's Local Community Fund allows members get 1% of everything they spend on Co-op products to give to a local cause that matters to them. Your school can apply to be one of these causes for the next round of funding, running from March to September 2017. Grants considered are up to £2,500.
debbie&andrew’s community micro sponsorships are aimed at local or grass root fund raisers for whom even a small injection of cash could make a significant difference. Awards can range from £50 to £1000 in cash and could be used towards buying school equipment.
Esmee Fairburn Foundation supports organisations on different themes. One of which is 'Connecting people with Nature'. Grants can range from £5,000 to £1.5m and can cover projects or core costs, including staff salaries and overheads.
Each of the 62 Devon County Councillors has a locality budget fund of £10,000. They can, if they wish, make grants to support projects or activities that benefit the communities they represent - this includes schools. If you are interested in accessing this fund, then contact your County Councillor directly.
The Environmental Grants programme aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. An example of one of the community initiatives they will fund is ‘a growing project in a local primary school.’ The maximum amount they will award is £2,000.
The Learning through Landsapes grants provide an assortment of nature equipment up to the value of £500 and a two hour training session. The packages are customisable, enabling schools to choose from a menu of items which best suit their learners and their setting.
The Naturesave Trust are a Totnes based insurance company who give small grants to environmental projects. Previously funded schemes include beehives, pond lining, solar panels and compost bins; amounts range from £200 to £1500.
The Bags of Help grant is a rolling grant scheme funded by Tesco customers through the carrier bag charge. It support projects that deliver a physical environmental improvement or encourage use and long term sustainability of outdoor spaces e.g. school grounds.
The WHSmith Trust Community Grants makes donations to hundreds of schools across the UK and funds large scale literacy projects. Any grants should be therefore be used to promote literacy and a love of reading.