Academies and MATs are eligible for all grants from a number of sources that can help support programmes and projects for the school and the communities they serve.
Some examples of funding sources are:
Grants can be deployed in a number of ways that can help education organisations such as:
Barker will help you identify the grants that are suitable for your projects and put together a comprehensive and compelling bid to give you the best chance of success.
Much of our bid-writing is done on a no-win-no-fee basis giving our clients access to professional expertise with no risk.
Select a case study below
Barker were appointed Project Managers on this joint venture to provide a new changing pavilion on existing school playing fields.
The project was funded using an innovative joint approach from both Greensward Academy and Hawkwell Athletic Football Club who had secured a grant from the FA’s Football Foundation. The school use the facilities during the week and the club use the pavilion for training at evenings and weekends.
A modular building system was utilised to maximise value for money and minimise installation time. The project was delivered by Net Zero Buildings and formally opened by local MP Mark Francois and Southend United FC goalkeeper Ted Smith.
St Swithun's Church is a Grade II listed church. The project comprised detailed investigations to assess the cause of on-going water ingress that had caused the building to be included on the 'Heritage At Risk' Register. The subsequent repair works involved the full repointing of the tower with extensive re-build works to the flint/rubble walls and stonework dressings. Internally designs were produced for a new kitchenette and WC facilities, the WC has been installed as part of the Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF), with provision for the kitchenette allowed for when funds permit. Following completion of the work the building has been taken off the 'Heritage At Risk' Register.
Barker were appointed to assist with the HLF submissions, ecclesiastical approvals , full design and specification, contract administration, quantity surveying and CDM services.
St Mary the Virgin Church is Grade I listed and the project was the second phase of Heritage Lottery Funding at the Church. The project comprised the urgent replacement of leaking South Aisle lead roof coverings and stabilisation of high-level masonry to ensure a safe and weathertight environment. Internally the lighting was replaced with a new DALI fully addressable lighting system and pews removed to create a performance area to benefit the congregation and wider community. The works were completed with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and submitted for SPAB John Betjeman Award 2017 and RICS Awards 2017 Building Conservation.
Barker were appointed to assist with the HLF submissions, Ecclesiastical approvals, full design and specification, contract administration, quantity surveying and CDM services.