British & International Schools Society Main Fund

Type of project:  BFSS supports projects to improve the quality, sustainability, and access to education for young people up to the age of 25 within marginalised and financially deprived communities. Focus areas: Improve access to education; Improve quality of education; Improve the sustainability of education projects. BFSS currently has two priority areas, and particularly welcomes applications which focus on: Re-establishing education where the provision of education has suffered from conflict or natural disaster; Enhancing the opportunities and reducing barriers for girls to access education  Funding is available for new or pilot projects. We do not fund existing programmes.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Applying organisations must: Have UK charitable status and be registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. We do not fund non-UK based organisations, Community Interest Companies (CICs) or individuals. Have an annual income normally between £25,000 and £2.5 million. Be financially sound and have at least three years of continuous accounts submitted to the relevant UK Charity Commission or Regulator. Organisations must be directly involved in the provision of the project activities. We do not fund organisations whose primary purpose is fundraising.

Grant size: maximum £30,000 per year. Annual grant payments cannot exceed 50% of an organisation’s 3-year average income.

Closing date: 3 July