Grants to Charities

The British & Foreign School Society gives grants to charities for educational activities.

We support charitable organisations that work to improve access to education or the quality of education for children and young people in remote or impoverished areas both in the UK and internationally. We do not have a particular geographic preference or focus.

  • To check if your organisation is eligible for funding please click here
  • To see the criteria and current priority areas for grant giving please click here
  • To apply online for a grant please click here

Applications from charitable organisations which meet the grant criteria are initially reviewed by the BFSS Grants Manager, and may then be submitted to the Grants Committee, which normally meets three times a year.

The next closing date for applications is 7th January 2020.

We understand that submitting an application involves a lot of work and effort. We are committed to evaluating all applications thoroughly to do justice to each project. Please see our Grant Giving Charter here so that you can understand our commitment to all Grant Applicants.

For Grants Brochures and other publications please go to the Publications page on this website.

The Society also offers a small number of grants for organisations and individuals through its Subsidiary Trusts.  Eligibility criteria depend on area of residence and/or particular field of educational activity.

Contact us for further information about our grants for charities.