Main Fund


Main Fund

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.

UK Projects

For UK based projects, BFSS will only consider applications that are specifically targeted towards

  • Young people displaced by conflict
  • Young carers
  • Care experienced young people

Projects must be new interventions designed to improve their educational outcomes and life chances. 

See our UK Criteria and Eligibility  for further details.


International Projects

For internationally based projects, BFSS supports projects which seek to 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 to decide which applications are funded.

Next Grants Committee: 31st January 2024. (Stage 1 applications now closed for this meeting.)

Applications open for future meetings. Grants Committee will be held every two months in 2024.