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Please read sections A to C before applying for this grant. This will limit mistakes and help prevent delays in the application process.
There is up to £600 available for the purchase of resources in support of the teaching about Christianity within Religious Education.
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.
A. Applying Online
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 15 and 20 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;
- A valid school email address for yourself;
- Name and email address for school finance officer/department;
- Number of children in school;
- Number of children studying RE;
- Details of how the resources will be used to improve teaching and learning. Where applications are submitted via grants/business managers on behalf of schools a name and email address for a teacher contact at each school must also be supplied in this section. Supplier website information can also be included here.
- A list of resources you wish to purchase with unit prices and ISBN-13/catalogue numbers (supplier identified in the main paragraph for catalogue numbers). Please only purchase resources mentioned in the application approval email unless a change has been approved by us in advance.
B. How The Application Process Works
C. Grant Criteria
The following are the criteria against which grant applications are considered:
- Applications to the fund can only be made for Religious Education (RE) resources about Christianity. These can include textbooks, bibles, teacher resources, artefacts, CD-ROMs, DVDs and online subscriptions for use in RE lessons. Only resources which focus solely on the Christian religion are eligible.
- The maximum size of grant that can be awarded is £600. Schools who have already received a grant are eligible to apply again two years after the original grant was made.
- 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.
- Please ensure that the resources requested 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.
- One year on from receiving the grant, the school agrees to complete a report form which will be sent to the school by email on how the resources were used and how they improved the teaching of Christianity in the school both from teachers’ and pupils’ points of view. Evidence from staff or children, including pictures or examples of work produced, should be collected throughout the year. These details will form the basis of a report to Trustees and the trust’s education partners who maintain a keen interest in the present state and future development of RE.
The fund is not intended for use towards the purchase of resources for assemblies, personal, spiritual or social development, computer hardware, consumables, gift giving, prayer areas, reflection gardens or other school activities such as visits, specialist workshops, visitors or teacher training, for example.
All applications will be acknowledged and successful applicants will be informed in writing once a decision has been made. Please note that we anticipate receiving a large number of applications and, regretfully, will be unable to make a grant in response to every one of them.