The Jerusalem Trust’s Small Grants to Schools Scheme
Resourcing the teaching of Christianity within Religious Education
Grants of up to £600 available!
£1,290 Granted in the last 60 days!
Recently purchased items include:
- 20 x NIV Bibles
- Lent and Easter artefacts collection
- Commentary on Paul’s Epistles
- Illustrated Easter story books
Over £400,000 awarded over the last 5 years!
We are currently unable to accept new grant applications as this grant round has been fully paid out. The application page has been temporarily disabled. It is hoped that the application process will resume in Summer Term 2018. An update will be posted at Easter. (updated 02.01.18)
The Jerusalem Trust’s Small Grants to Schools Scheme supports the teaching of Christianity within Religious Education by providing schools with grants of up to £600 to purchase resources for use in RE lessons.
The scheme is open to state secondary schools in England and Wales, including middle and upper. There are no primary school grants available.
Please note that we have no connections whatsoever with, nor do we favour, any particular publisher or seller. Communications from companies which suggest otherwise or who use our name and grant information in sales publicity should be treated with caution.
Only resources which focus solely on the Christian religion are eligible for grant funding. The scheme is not intended for use towards the purchase of resources for assemblies, hardware, consumables or other school activities such as visits, specialist workshops, visitors or teacher training.
Applications to the scheme can only be made for Religious Education (RE) resources on Christianity.** These can include books, teacher resources, artefacts, DVDs and CD-Roms for use in RE lessons. Class sets of Bibles may be purchased under the terms of the scheme.
Please ensure that the resources requested are the ones you actually intend to purchase with the grant and could not be purchased from within the allocated RE budget for the school, in the current and subsequent year, unless this grant is awarded.
When funding decisions are made, the quality and shelf-life of resources, and the number of pupils that will benefit from them, will be taken into account.
** NOTE: A maximum of £250 out of the £600 available grant can be used to purchase examination resources. The balance [or the full grant amount] may be used for non-examination resources.
RE Grants for Schools FAQs
Applications to The Jerusalem Trust’s Small Grants to Schools Scheme can only be made online through this site.
The online application process will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. In order to successfully complete the application process, please make sure you have the following information to hand:
- Your school’s address and postcode;
- The name of your Headteacher and Head of RE/RE Coordinator;
- The ‘Information about this school’ section from your latest OFSTED report page three - the population make-up of the school;
- A valid school email address (Please note: the online form will not accept personal email accounts eg. @hotmail);
- No of children studying RE;
- A list of resources you wish to purchase with prices and ISBN/catalogue numbers (with catalogue numbers please indicate which supplier on the application form);
Details of how the resources will be used. You will be required to submit a short report, with evidence, in 12 months' time. Please only purchase resources mentioned in the application form unless a change has been approved by us in advance.
Please read the FAQs for further information before making an application.
We are currently unable to accept new grant applications as this grant round has been fully paid out. The application page has been temporarily disabled. An update will be posted during April 2018.