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Picks of the week


£150,000 of physical activity and sport-specific coaching to 1,000 primary schools.
Email or call 01953 499 040
Thank you to Louise Reilly, Communications Officer at Family Action



Awards for All
Thank you to Dawn Henry, Project Worker at Family Action

FUNDING ALERTS: If only it grew on trees… a common refrain when funding is scarce. Whenever they come our way, we post alerts to awards and funding sources relevant to school-based childcare and holiday activity programmes.

New breakfast club funding

Magic Breakfast is currently offering funding, support and resources for schools that want to set up a breakfast club.

Other support for breakfast clubs

Why not also check out these popular sources of funding for breakfast clubs?


Funding alerts

  • Sports England Small Grants   If you would like to introduce a new sports activity into your holiday activities programme that would encourage more young people to get involved, you may want to have a look at what Sports England can offer. Be sure to read the pre-application notes.
  • Wooden Spoon   This organisation offers grants for projects that aim to improve the quality and prospect of life for children and young people with SEN or those who are socially disadvantaged, in the UK and Ireland. Grants are available to special needs schools (around £20,000 to £100,000, which represent 25 to 100 per cent of the total project's costs).
  • Field Studies Council:  Kids Fund   This fund offers children and young people who are disadvantaged through their health, mobility, or their financial circumstances, the chance to get involved in a practical way with projects that focus on the environment.
  • Football Foundation: Small Grants Pot   Do you need to fix that football pitch or those changing rooms. This grant pot may be useful.
  • The Ironmongers’ Company grants   This organisation supports projects that offer children and young people from disadvantaged communities opportunities that develop their learning, motivation and skills (eg to support children with special education needs).

View other useful links to possible sources of funding and support for your childcare provision.