The BFSS supports charitable organisations working to improve access to education or the quality of education for children and young people under the age of 25, both in the UK and internationally.
We award approximately £900,000 in new grants every year.
For UK based projects, BFSS will only consider applications that are specifically targeted towards care experienced young people. Projects must be interventions designed to improve their educational outcomes and life chances.
See our UK Criteria and Eligibility for further details.
For internationally based projects, BFSS supports projects which seek to improve the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people within marginalised and vulnerable communities.
See our International Criteria and Eligibility for further details.
How to apply
BFSS has moved to a rolling application process and applications may be submitted at any time.
Initial applicants need to submit a short Stage 1 application. If your Stage 1 application is shortlisted, you will be invited to submit a Stage 2 proposal.
Stage 2 proposals that are shortlisted will be reviewed by the Grants Committee which will meet at regular intervals throughout the year, every two months, to decide which applications are funded.
Our grant statistics in 2023
Stage 1 applications received, and 64 at Stage 2
Applicant success rate at Stage 2