The Secondary Education Programme is primarily dedicated to supporting the teaching of A-Levels and GCSEs at high-achieving state-funded schools and sixth form colleges through the funding of capital projects. The Wolfson Foundation currently allocates approximately £1.75 million each year to (a) new build, refurbishment or equipment projects related to the teaching of science and technology, or (b) information or communications technology directly related to learning for projects involving libraries, languages, music or the arts. Grants do not normally exceed £50,000 (or £100,000 for large sixth form colleges). (If you are a special school or special college, please instead visit the Health & Disability area of the website).
Before submitting an application to our Schools Capital Programme, please ensure you have read the information on eligibility criteria and the application process.
In addition to our Capital Programme, we have a particular interest in educational projects that help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds access high quality education. Working with organisations such as the Royal National Children's Foundation, the Sutton Trust and Teach First, we fund a number of partnership programmes supporting bursary and outreach activities at independent schools. These projects are examples of our proactive funding and cannot be applied for via this application form.