About us


The British & Foreign School Society (BFSS) is a grant giving organisation that offers funding for education projects in the UK and around the world

We fund International projects which improve access, quality and sustainability of education in marginalised and low-income communities, UK projects which improve educational outcomes and life chances for Young Carers and Care Experienced Young People, and projects to address the specific challenges that children and young people who have been displaced by conflict face in accessing quality education.

E:merge Preventative Support project for Care Experienced Young People

What we do

Our members and the charities we fund are keeping our founders vision alive by supporting innovative projects to maximise educational opportunity for all.

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Our grant giving

Find out more about what we fund, how to apply and who our Subsidiary Trusts support.

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Vision, Mission and Values

The ambitions and principles which guide our work.

A Lancasterian schoolroom

History of the BFSS

How BFSS pioneered inclusive teaching, and then teacher training to benefit children around the world.

Our team

The BFSS has a President, Estelle Morris, and a Vice-President, Professor John Furlong, as well as a governing body of Trustees who have a wealth of experience from across education and international development. Our Trustees are known as the Council of the Society, and there are two subsidiary committees, the Investments Committee and the Grants Committee.

Contact us

All the key details to contact BFSS or the BFSS Archive.