Fund title: Ernest Cook Trust

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for educational projects

Application deadline:

Small grant applications can be made at any time; large grants are considered twice a year (see website for details)

Fund description:

The Ernest Cook Trust gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense), or in science, or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. The trust has a particular focus on conservation and management of the countryside but, although it is a land-based charity, has education as its only charitable objective.

Small grants (less than £4,000) are available for small-scale educational projects, particularly from state schools and charities. Large grants (over £4,000) can be made for more comprehensive educational programmes, for example where activities are carried out in a partnership and additional funding is provided from other sources.

Further information: