Blue Spark Foundation / Children & Young People Education and Development / Deadline ongoing

Grants available: Most grants agreed under £2000 and none are more than £5000.

Deadline to apply: Ongoing

Who is the funding for? Academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavours. Particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

District: UK



BlueSpark aim to help children and young people reach their full potential by supporting projects which have the following objectives:


  • Encouraging independence


  • Developing team working skills


  • Developing self confidence


  • Promoting creativity & individuality


  • Encouraging aspiration


  • Enhancing educational achievement


  • Widening educational horizons

Financial pressures on school and community budgets mean that many worthwhile projects which would help the education and development of children and young people may not get off the ground simply because of the absence of funding.

Teachers and people in the community at large are often prepared to give their time to potential projects but they may not have access to the funding which will turn those projects into reality. Many worthwhile projects require relatively small-scale funding but that funding may be beyond the reach of the originators of the project. BlueSpark helps to bridge that gap by funding or part funding some of these projects. The funder funds for projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without our support. Most projects which we support are likely to be initiated or undertaken by schools, colleges or community groups. However, individuals may also apply for a grant and BlueSpark may undertake or initiate projects in its own right.

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