BlueSpark Foundation

Status:
    Open to applications 

Description

Grants are available for schools, community groups, clubs, societies or other organisations in England to improve the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other activities.


Maximum Value:                     £5,000
 
 

Value Notes

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. ‘Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000 and only in a few cases will grants exceed £10,000.’


Extended Description

The BlueSpark Foundation is a registered charity whose objective is to fund or part fund projects which aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities.

The funding is intended to support projects which have the following objectives:

  • Encouraging independence
  • Developing team working skills
  • Developing self confidence
  • Promoting creativity and individuality
  • Encouraging aspiration
  • Enhancing educational achievement
  • Widening educational horizons

The funding is for relatively small-scale projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without the support of BlueSpark.


Latest Information

There are no deadlines. Applications will be accepted at any time.


Key Criteria     

Schools, community groups, clubs, societies and other organisations based and working in England can apply as can individuals and groups of individuals.


Eligible Expenditure

The funding is for projects that take place in England, and ideally, each project should be within a reasonable distance of the home or workplace of one of the Trustees or (if applicable) the sponsoring Ambassador. This is to facilitate face-to-face dialogue between BlueSpark and those organising the project and to make the project “visible” to BlueSpark.

Particular consideration will be given to projects which the Trustees consider will help the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

Projects which the Foundation supports include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Academic education
  • Art and design
  • Community projects
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Educational excursions
  • Enterprise projects
  • Music
  • Public Speaking
  • Sport
  • Vocational training

The funding for a project must be crucial to the project rather than marginally incremental to its funding.

The funding can be used for:

  • Educational materials
  • Sports equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • IT equipment
  • Drama tuition
  • Music tuition
  • Art and design equipment
  • Educational training courses
  • Vocational training courses
  • Educational excursions
  • Competitions
  • Educational events
  • Seed funding for enterprise projects
  • Drama production costs

The funding can be used for a number of different things, including but not limited to:

  • Physical assets (such as iPads, sports equipment, or lighting for stage productions).
  • Services or facilities (such as sports coaching or music or drama tuition).
  • Provision of experiences (such as theatre visits).

Application Procedure

An online application form can be found on the BlueSpark Foundation website.

Contact BlueSpark Foundation for further information.


Address & Contacts :

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact details:
BlueSpark Foundation 
84A Upland Road 
Sutton 
Surrey 
SM2 5JB
contact@bluesparkfoundation.org.uk