Grants available: Grants are expected to be up to £2,500. Larger grants may be considered where significant added value or matched funding is demonstrated in the application.
Who can apply?
School Councils or similar student bodies affiliated to schools operating in the area administered by Buckinghamshire Council, if the application is supported by the school and the school agrees to act as recipient and caretaker of the funds.
Nurseries, pre-schools, and any schools where fees are charged to attend, will not be eligible for consideration.
Projects put forward for consideration should be environmental improvement schemes or ideas which are designed to:
– Reduce waste
– Improve Biodiversity
– Reduce Litter
– Reduce Energy consumption
– Enhance community transport
Projects and applications for funding must be designed and led by students, with Teacher/Staff support.
Priority: will be given to applications that can demonstrate matching of resources; either financially (matching, crowd-funding, etc.) or ‘in kind’ through time / other resource/s.
What we can fund:
– Capital expenditure such as equipment, building modifications, etc.
– Core costs, where these are required to enable voluntary work or to deliver a defined project outcome
What we can’t fund:
– Activities promoting a particular religious or political belief
– Overseas travel
– Projects which are already completed
– Statutory bodies (excluding parish/town councils)
– Profit-making organisations
– Organisations whose principal concern is animal welfare
– Activity which is a statutory responsibility of a public body
How to apply:
Complete an Expression of Interest form. A member of our funding team will then review the information you provide and send you a link to a full application form if your project is suitable for this fund.