Sign up to FundEd

FundEd is dedicated to helping schools achieve their fundraising goals by providing expert advice and time-saving solutions.

Benefits of joining FundEd

  • Getting stated Health Check: A strategy guide to help you put your plan in place
  • FundEd Magazine: a 60-page glossy publication sent once per term
  • PTA+ Magazine: three issues a year featuring day-to-day fundraising ideas
  • FundingWall: A free licence to this unique income generation tool for working with local donors and companies
  • Regular Giving: set up on discounted giving platform
  • Grants database: featuring over £13m-worth of grants specifically aimed at schools
  • Grant application review: reviewing completed bids before application
  • Partnerships advice: how to identify potential business partners and form a request for support
  • Crowdfunding advice: expert guidance to help schools run a successful campaign
  • Knowledge bank: step-by-step event-planning guides, crowdfunding support, letter templates, etc
  • Funding alerts: half-termly email newsletters featuring grants, seasonal ideas, etc
  • Ask FundEd: Your fundraising friend who is always available to help 

How much does FundEd cost?

FundEd costs just £90 for one year or £225 for three years (+ VAT). Why not get a local business to sponsor your membership and get all the benefits of FundEd completely free of charge!

Sign up!

To get FundEd, simply complete this online form.

Alternatively, download and complete the application form and return by one of the following methods:

    Fax: 01634 290175
    Post: The Education Company,
    Denne Court
    Oad Street, Hengist Field
    Borden, Sittingbourne
    ME9 8LT

‘Since joining FUNDED in September 2016 we’ve raised £88,500!’

‘We are a one-form-entry school in Brighton, with big ideas to completely regenerate all of the school’s outdoor areas. We realised our PTA alone could never raise the amount of money required, and that we needed to look elsewhere. One option was to apply for grants, however there seemed to be hundreds of organisations – all with complicated criteria – to trawl through, and it all became very daunting.

We decided to sign up to the FundEd programme in September 2016 and one of the most invaluable benefits is how straightforward it is to access the grants database. This allows us to tailor our search for grants specifically to our individual funding requirements, knowing all results are suitable for schools.

As we are raising funds to transform our outdoor spaces, we were matched to several potential funders and have since received £2,000 from Greggs, £1,000 from Co-op, £3,500 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team and are waiting with fingers crossed to hear if other bids have been successful. Thanks to the excellent guidance on completing a successful grant application, we have also been awarded £10,000 from Awards for All for a brand new trim trail (details on how to apply are also the FundEd site) and we have successfully secured £72,000 from our Local Authority to completely resurface our playgrounds.

FundEd also offers some excellent giveaways and we recently won a bundle of books for our school library.

Having found the grant search process and application advice from FundEd so invaluable, we don’t intend to stop at playgrounds but now plan to look into funding for library resources and other improvements across the school!’
Mel Fane, PTA Trustee, Our Lady of Lourdes RC School, Brighton, Sussex (199 pupils)