Funds and freebies: monthly highlights

See the latest deadlines for funding opportunities; now including cost-of-living support available for your school and community. You'll also find a selection of the grants available to schools across a range of areas, and details of freebies your school can access.

updated on 18 November 2022
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  1. Understand the cost-of-living support available
  2. Upcoming funding deadlines
  3. Further grants and funding opportunities
  4. Freebies
  5. For future reference

Understand the cost-of-living support available

While cost-of-living pressures are affecting a lot of people, there is some support available for individuals. Your school may also be able to make certain adjustments to mitigate the strain of rising costs and inflation.

Encourage your leaders to share these ideas to support pupils and families

The government’s cost-of-living payment is available for those receiving certain benefits or tax credits. Those who are eligible can get up to 3 different types of payment depending on their situation:

  • A cost-of-living payment, for people receiving a qualifying low income benefit or tax credits
  • A disability cost-of-living payment, for people receiving a qualifying disability benefit
  • A pensioner cost-of-living payment, for people entitled to a winter fuel payment for winter 2022 to 2023

Citizens Advice has guidance for people who need help with school costs. This includes getting:

Consider these ideas as a