Primary Award Application Form

Primary Awards Autumn 2021: Remaining Fund = £10,115

Applications Now OPEN

Primary Awards 

(up to £1000)

  • Hertfordshire state-funded primary or special schools may submit this form at any time up until the half-termly pots run 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 this maximum. 
  • 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 as long as our contribution is 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   SCHOOL Award
Wroxham (PE) 1000    Tonwell St. Mary's (MF) 976    Stevenage/N.Herts Writing Project (E) 1000    Moss Bury (F) 487 
Roebuck (E) 1000     Gade Valley (MF) 831     St Mary's (Berkhamsted) (MF) 975     Great Gaddesden (MF) 916 
 Park Street C/E (EL/O) 798     Therfield First (MF) 900     Applecroft (STEM) 1000       

(Focus Key:  MF = Multi-focus  E = English  F = Foundation  EL/O = Effective Learning/Outdoors 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 3a) you give a general description of your project. 

In 3b) you need to give the specific equipment/services etc that you require, their cost and their supplier.  Please note that all costings in 3b) should be ex. VAT as we do not pay VAT as schools claim this money back. If this is not the case with your school, please let us know on the application. 

You don't have to describe the benefits the project will bring in question 3a) or 3b) - you do that in question 5 (although 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 

3a) 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.

3b)  Include links to the /organisation's website/product page and price list or a copy of a written/e-mailed quote etc.

  • Stress and Wellbeing presentation and workshop:  £650
  • Memory and Learning Skills presentation and workshop:  £650

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


e.g. 2 

3a)  We want to buy two tennis nets and post-sets for our newly re-surfaced multi-sports area.

3b) 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

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.

We do not support SPAM and we would never sell your information to anyone. Any correspondence is strictly confidential. We will only use the above information to contact you about your application.