Surrey Educational Trust funding

The Surrey Educational Trust has supported innovative and ambitious ideas that help children, young people and other learners in Surrey. It has helped schools, organisations and educational projects to use bright ideas and new ways of doing things in their work.

The trust focuses on:

  • Increasing children's, young people's and families' resilience, wellbeing and personal growth.
  • Reducing the gap in education, health and wellbeing outcomes for children experiencing social and economic deprivation compared with their peers.
  • Enabling children with complex individual needs to have the best life chances.
  • Promoting participation in and enjoyment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
  • Raising children's and young people's aspirations, extending opportunity to all.

The trust is funded by proceeds from a joint venture between Surrey County Council and Babcock4S.

Who can apply?

The trust wants to hear from schools, organisations and educational projects using innovation and ambition to improve the education sector. Grants of up to £25,000 can be awarded.

Interested in applying?

The funding for 2020 has now finished, information for funding in 2021 will be published when it is available.

To discuss your project please email

Recently funded projects

These have included:

  • Training of 20 staff Practicing Sleep Practitioners in Surrey SPAN schools across the county - Surrey PMLD, SLD and ASD Network (SPAN). £13,500.
  • To develop resources for schools around whole school wellbeing following an initial pilot model (based on the Islington Mental Health and Resilience in Schools model). To expand provision and reach schools to enable delivery of a range of resources depending on need and aspiration. Assist schools to strategically develop wellbeing and resilience for young people and co-ordinate a programme of peer learning where best practice is shared across schools - The Eikon Charity, £25,000
  • Transportation costs for 30 primary schools to and from the Planetarium facility at The Winston Churchill School, delivery of a two hour programme exploring the solar system, which would support pre and post visit activities in their own school. - The Winston Churchill School, £17,500
  • To tour a new production to at least 30 schools, reaching young people with a powerful preventative message about knife crime. Workshops, each for or up to 30 young people, are unique as they give young people an opportunity to learn about the dangers of knife crime and the emotions associated with living the experience in a safe space - Peer Productions, £20,000.
  • Engage female learners with innovative, interactive self-paced learning in a single sex environment. Bringing families together to solve real-world problems using digital literacy skills and computing skills. Enable females to achieve nationally recognised computing qualifications to raise their aspirations and improve their prospects - Broadwater School, £20,000.
  • Free performance for 10 new schools for 'Zoom!' which was a new play for children aged 3-8 years with music, songs and puppetry. A gentle introduction for young children into ways they can help to protect their environment - The Pied Piper Theatre Company, £5,000.