Primary Award Application Form

Primary Awards Summer Term 2022: Remaining Fund = £17,568

Applications Now OPEN

Deadline for Primary Applications:  15th July 2022
  • Hertfordshire state-funded primary or special schools may submit this form at any time up until the termly pot runs out (when we will close applications until the next half term).  We aim to respond within two weeks.
  • Applications can be made as a single bid or multiple bids over the year up to a maximum of £1000 per school per academic year
  • We advise you to word process your longer answers and paste them into the boxes in case of a submission glitch.  You are very welcome to email any supporting documentation (e.g. a costs spreadsheet) to - just tell us you have done this in the form.

Before submitting, please check:

  • You are a Hertfordshire state-funded primary or special school.
  • Your school has not already been awarded the maximum £1000 this academic year (see table below).   
  • There is still money in this half-term’s “pot” (shown above).
  • You are applying for a specific project (e.g. activity, resource, training, visiting speaker/workshop, trip etc.) in one or more of our focus areas (STEM, PE, English, Other Foundation, Effective Learning/Outdoor Education).
  • You include costings and supplier links
  • Part-Funding:  We prefer to fund an entire project as our Minor Awards aim to make a big difference with a little help.  However,  we will consider slightly larger projects with a preference for our contribution to be 50% or more of the total cost.  If you are applying to us to fund part of a project, you must demonstrate that the additional funds are in place/committed to the project.
  • COVID19:  Please ensure your proposed project can go ahead within a reasonable time frame under current restrictions.


Primary Award Winners for 2021/22

(Click on the school name for details of the awards won.  Each school may make bids totalling a maximum of £1,000 over an academic year)

SCHOOL  Award   SCHOOL Award   SCHOOL Award
Wroxham (PE) 1000    Tonwell St. Mary's (MF) 976    Stevenage/N.Herts Writing Project (E) 1000 
Roebuck (E) 1000     Gade Valley (MF) 831    St Mary's (Berkhamsted) (MF) 975 
 Park Street C/E (E/OL) 798     Therfield First (MF) 900    Applecroft (STEM) 1000 
Greenfields (STEM) 814   Great Gaddesden (MF) 916    Moss Bury (F) and (MF) 927
Larkspur Primary Academy (F) 997   Hartsbourne (E/OL) 918   Cuffley (E) 995
Oxhey Wood (F) 980   Warren Dell (E) 1000   Flamstead End (STEM) 996
Hollybush (STEM) 855    St. Bernadette (E) 1000    Oakmere (E/OL) 828 
St. Margaret Clitherow (E) 1000   Ashwell (MF) 982   Wilbury Junior (F) 1000
Woodside (F) 977    St. John's C/E (STEM) 1000    Brookmans Park (MF) 500 
Cassiobury Junior (E/OL) 1000   The Grange Academy (E) 1000   St. Meryl (E)  1000 
St. John's RC - Baldock (Multi) 1000    Maple Grove (STEM) 1000    Cockernhoe (E) 959 
Watling View (PE) 1000    Hillshott Infants (E) 995    Harvey Road (STEM) 960 
Hertingfordbury Cowper C/E 1000    Wareside (E/OL) 998    Shenley (E) 946 
Holy Family (MF) 1000    St. Michael's Woolmer Grn. (STEM) 1000     St. Paul's Catholic (E) 1000 
Thundridge (E) 1000   Offley (E) 1000   Hobletts Manor (E) 1000
 Central (STEM) 985     St. Mary's Catholic (E) 1000     Benington Primary (E) 959 
Almond Hill Junior (F) 690            

(Focus Key:  MF = Multi-focus  E = English  F = Foundation  E/O L = Effective/Outdoor Learning  STEM = Science, technology, engineering, mathematics  PE = Physical Education)

Primary School Award Application Form


If your EdufundUK application only covers part of the total cost of the project,  you need to explain where the rest of the funding is coming from.   


Unfortunately, we cannot award a grant if we are not sure the project will go ahead within a reasonable time frame.


In question 3 you need to list the specific equipment/services etc that you require, their ex-VAT cost and a link to the item/service.   Please note that all costings should be ex. VAT as we do not pay VAT as schools claim this money back. 

After listing the items/services,  please give a description of your project.   You don't have to describe the benefits the project will bring in question 3 as you do that in question 5.   (However, we read everything in every section so don't worry if you've put something in the wrong place - we'll take it into account).

e.g. 1 


CleverClogs Learning Lab  (

  1. Stress and Wellbeing presentation and workshop:  £650  (
  2. Memory and Learning Skills presentation and workshop:  £650 (

Total = £1300 (ex-VAT)

The extra £300 has been raised and committed to the project from PTA funds should this bid for £1,000 be successful.


Description of Project

We want to run two full days of effective learning for upper KS2.   The first day will cover well-being and stress management and the second day will cover memory and learning skills and transition to secondary preparation.   This includes a presentation and workshops and teacher training after school on both days.  The above links show the content and activities of each course.


e.g. 2 


Supplier Details:

2x Vermont Square post sets: 2 x £189.99  =   £379.98 

2x Vermont 3.5mm DT Championship Nets: 2 x £126.99 = £253.98 

Fitting Costs                         = £90.00

Total                                    = £723.96 (ex-VAT)

Description of Project

We want to buy two tennis nets and post-sets for our newly re-surfaced multi-sports area.  The equipment fits a full-sized court.

Preferred Project Total

As stated above, we much prefer to entirely fund a project or, at least contribute 50% or more of the total cost.  This ties in with our objectives of “making a big difference with a little money”.

What to do if your project total exceeds £2000

Can you perhaps split this project into stages and just apply for the first stage or leave out some items to purchase a little later from another source?  If you are applying for a trip, perhaps you can apply to us for one particular class or year group to attend etc.  If you can split the project, just amend your application and the total cost and resubmit.

If you really can’t split the project and there is nothing else you need to apply for, feel free to email to explain the situation.

Please select/complete one or more of the following

Individual/small group...
Key stage(s)...
Year group(s)...
Whole school...    Check for yes
Teacher(s) trained...

  • Write about how the equipment/activity/visit/training etc. will help your pupils and any others you have mentioned in question 4 (e.g. local primary children, community groups etc.).
  • Will it help understanding, motivation, access to or interest in the subject?  If so, say how.
  • You might also explain if the pupils who will benefit have any particular need for the award e.g. to push and inspire the higher abilities who are coasting or help lower ability or disengaged pupils to close the gap etc.
  • e.g. 1  Having an expert in motivation and revision/learning techniques deliver an assembly and workshops to Y6 will invigorate the cohort in the build up to SATs and teach them (and possibly staff) some invaluable learning techniques.   In particular, the session on… will…
  • e.g.2  A class set of specialist, grammar-focused textbooks could improve pupil understanding and application as it has many worked examples, common mistakes and an extensive bank of past SATs questions (and answers in the teacher's book).  The increase in attainment will be demonstrable in improved test results.  We will also save money from not having to photocopy worksheets each time.
  • Do have a look at our “Selecting the successful bids” and “Award Winners” pages to give you more guidance and examples.




By submitting this form, you do so on the understanding that if any of the above is missing, you will be asked to resubmit the application form again and you are also committing to the completion of all feedback forms when requested to do so.

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