RE Grants for Schools FAQs
Common questions about RE Grants for Schools:
How much grant is available?
There is up to £600 available for the purchase of resources in support of the teaching on Christianity within Religious Education. NOTE: A maximun of £250 is available for the purchase of Christianity examination resources at GCSE and A Level in any one grant application. The balance, or the full grant amount, may be used for non-examination resources on Christianity.
Why do you ask for the ISBN-13 in the RE Grant application form?
Every resource listed in your application will be checked thoroughly for content which fits the RE Grant criteria required by the Trustees. If we are unable to establish the nature and content of particular resources, they will be rejected. All books have an ISBN-13 to identify them. Other resources have individual codes provided by the publisher or supplier. Please indicate which website the resource may be viewed on if you use a catalogue number. It is in your interest to provide adequate information.
What resources are classed as examination resources within the £250 limit?
Examination resources are any type of resource (e.g. book, online resource, exam board resource, DVD) used exclusively in support of GCSE/A Level examinations. Exam board resources are classed excusively as examination resources even if you dip into them occasionally for other purposes. Many resources such as artefacts, DVDs and bibles are used across the Key Stages in a school so don't count, so long as you make this clear in the application.
Where can I find the Ofsted 'Information about this school' section?
Depending on how recently you were inspected, this section can be found in page 3 or page 10 of the school's full inspection report (not short inspection). It refers to the make-up/demographics of the school population, NOT the Ofsted grading.
Is my school guaranteed to receive a grant if my application fits the criteria?
We try hard to award grants to as many qualifying state secondary schools as possible. However, grant availability is not unlimited, particularly at busy times, so nothing is guaranteed and there could be a considerable delay between application and a decision. We will let you know if this is longer than 60 days from application submission.
Are Primary Schools able to apply for a grant?
There are a very small number of primary school grants available each year. Please refer to the HOME page for availability status before making an application.
Can my school apply for the Silver NATRE School Membership offer without receiving a grant for RE Christianity resources?
No. The offer is linked to the resources purchased with the grant award. It is in addition to the £600 available grant amount.
I have individual NATRE membership but my school has none. Can my school still have the Silver NATRE School Membership offer?
As your individual membership is personal to you and can be taken with you should you leave, your school is eligible for this offer. The offer is linked to the resources purchased with the grant award, so remains at the school even if you leave.
Can my school renew or upgrade its existing NATRE school membership with the NATRE offer?
No. This offer is a one-off offer intended to introduce schools to the benefits of NATRE membership for the first time.
My school received an RE Grant from The Jerusalem Trust in the past. When can it apply again?
You can apply for this grant if your school has not received a Jerusalem Trust RE Grant in the last two years. The school must have submitted the 12 month report for the initial grant before further grant allocation can be considered.
Will I be asked for a report by post or email?
Schools will receive their request for a report by email a year after the grant was approved. You will receive a web-based report form to complete via a link in the report request email. It is imperative that we are notified about changes in email addresses or staffing, as further grants cannot be approved if a report has not been completed. If you have not received a report request after 12 months please check your contact details, check your spam/junk/bin folders and contact us immediately.
I may not be at the same school in a year's time? What should I do?
Although the agreement to provide a report on how the RE Grant has improved the teaching of RE in your school is the responsibility of the school, it is your responsibility to ensure this is possible. Please ensure that any evidence you have accumulated before leaving your job remains in the RE Department and available to staff in order to fulfil the terms of the grant. It is imperative that we are notified about changes in email addresses or staffing, as further grants cannot be approved if a report has not been completed. Thank you.
I can't open the URL in your email.
The URL is a link which takes you to a secure web page where you can input your school's BACS details or report. In most cases, you simply have to click on the link for it to open. Simply try again if it does not open first time. Depending on your email system, you may find that you need to hovver over the link and follow the instructions or click on it and another box opens which you also need to click on. Do not try to cut and paste the link or use it as an email/web address.
I have submitted an application form and had on-screen submission confirmation but I haven't heard back from you.
If you applied less than 60 days ago, please be patient as we are processing a large volume of applications. We do notify all applicants if they have been successful or not within 60 days. If more than 60 days have passed please check your spam/junk folder. Grants cannot be held indefinitely and you may lose out if you have not accepted our offer promptly. Please contact us if the notification email still cannot be found as you may have typed your email address incorrectly into the form or the school's spam filter is blocking our automated messages.
If you have any further query please use the contact page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.