The BlueSpark Foundation makes grants to schools, community groups, clubs, societies and not-for-project organisations which support the education and development of children and young people. The majority of grants awarded will be up to £2,000 but a handful of grants up to £5,000 may be considered.
The foundation supports a wide range of academic, vocational, artistic and sporting projects. They are particularly keen to support projects which will enhance self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.
Eligible expenditure could include:
- Educational materials
- Musical, Sports, Arts & Design and IT equipment
- Music/Drama tuition
- Educational events and excursions
- Seed funding for enterprise projects
- Training courses for young people
The foundation only supports projects which benefit those aged between 5 and 22 years old and will not support capital projects, counselling services, student fees/maintenance costs, holiday clubs, playgroups or training for adults who work with children or young people.
There are no deadlines, and applications can be made any time via the Online Form.