Secondary Awards Available and Deadlines

Apply online using the Secondary Minor or Major Award Application Form links below (left)

PLEASE NOTE: At present, we can only consider applications from state-funded secondary schools and educational support centres in Hertfordshire.

Each academic year we intend to award the following grants:

Secondary Minor Awards

  • Secondary schools may receive 3 Minor Awards (max. £1,000 each) per academic year.  They can only be given one award in each focus area.   
  • Educational support centres may receive 1 Minor Award (max. £1,000) per academic year.  This award may be in any of the secondary focus areas.
  • If a Minor Award application is unsuccessful, schools/ESCs are then free to apply for something else in the same focus area if they wish.
  • Our focus areas for secondary schools and Educational Support Centres are:  PE, STEM and Learning to Learn.
  • Our award fund will be spread out over each academic year and awarded across all three focus areas.
    • Minor Awards can be applied for at any time until each month's budget runs out.  The budget is then refreshed at the beginning of the following month and applications reopen.  
    • A running total of the remaining budget for the current month is shown above the application form.
  • Please see our How to Apply for a Grant page for important information on applications for contributions towards amounts greater than £1,000 (part-bids) and bids to avoid.

A brilliant scheme that has enabled us to purchase those 'dream' pieces of equipment that we wish we could buy but cannot justify within our own ever diminishing budgets!

- The Bushey Academy, November 2019


Secondary Major Awards

  • Please see the Major Award Application Form for this year's awards, deadlines and rules.
  • Please see our How to Apply for a Grant page for important information on applications for contributions towards amounts greater than the maximum allowed (part-bids) and bids to avoid.


 Other Help for Schools

As we grow, we will also aim to help schools in other ways which may include e.g.:

  • building an easy-to-use database of other organisations that support our objectives and focus areas.*
  • recruiting organisations and businesses to supply expert visitors to schools and facilitate pupil and teacher visits/placements.  Schools will then have access to these contacts.
  • Negotiating discounts from suppliers of educational services that fit our focus areas.


You can register interest for all our awards and grant news here


*We don’t specifically endorse any organisation on our links pages but offer the information for teachers to evaluate the resources/suppliers for themselves.