Secondary Major Award Applications
(Applications reopen in the spring term 2024)
An excellent and straight forward process!
- Katherine Warington School, December 2021
Secondary Major Award 2023 (for reference only)
- All Major Award applications may be submitted any time between 9th February 2023 and 9th May 2023 (23.59).
- There will be three Major Awards of £10,000 each. One Major Award will be given in each of our three focus areas (STEM, Physical Education and Learning to Learn).
- Schools may apply for one Major Award in each focus area (i.e. a maximum of one PE, one STEM and one Learning to Learn application per school).
- A school may be awarded the Major Award in more than one focus area in each academic year. We judge each focus area in isolation from the others so, for example, winning the PE Major Award does not affect that school’s chances (positively or negatively) of also winning the STEM Major Award.
- Minor Awards that are given to schools do not adversely affect the Major Award decision in any way. However, linking a Minor and Major award is perfectly acceptable and can strengthen a bid.
PLEASE NOTE: The old Effective Learning criteria has changed to Learning to Learn which focusses exclusively on teaching pupils revision/learning techniques and no longer includes equipment/environments to facilitate effective learning (which can be bid for under STEM or PE). See our Focus Areas page for more details.
- Part-Funding a larger project: We do prefer the major award to completely fund a project but understand that schools have priorities that cost more than the award amount (£10,000 per award). For this reason, we are happy to accept Major Award applications that contribute towards a larger project as long as our contribution is at least 50% of the total cost of the project. There will be no negative effect on the grading of a part-funding application.
- Itemised costings and supplier links: These should be included with the application. They can be emailed to email@example.com as a spreadsheet, quote, etc if preferred.
- Help in applying: We would advise you to read our “Selecting the Successful Bids” page when formulating your bid. We are also happy to answer email enquiries (firstname.lastname@example.org) but our reply will be considered by two judges to ensure we are not giving any unfair advantage to any school.
- Missing Information: After submission, EdufundUK reserve the right to contact applicants for missing essential information (e.g. costings, suppliers) if required. We will not elicit information that would strengthen your bid (e.g. have you thought about X benefit of your project?).
Writing a decent funding application takes time and effort as you know and I wanted to share with you the fact that even if you are not successful or have only partial success the effort should not be wasted but that effort could be redirected to achieve success elsewhere. ...working up the details of the application with the identification of a need, documenting and costing it has created a project that has encouraged support from other sources, the school budget and the PTA, with the result of some very significant additions/improvements to our teaching resources.