We have recently discovered some organisations who specifically offer funding to schools to improve their libraries, be it with new books, IT equipment or furniture! Read on for more information.
Where possible, they would like to pupils to be PP or need encouragement / recognition in some way. For more information about how to apply and to view previous winners, please view their website.
The Foyle Schools Library Scheme gives priority to Primary Schools, and recognises that there is no statutory requirement for schools to have a library. Many school libraries are in a desperate situation through underfunding and underdevelopment. Encouraging children to read widely from an early age will provide a major boost to improving literacy skills, which is a current key educational objective.
Priority will be given to funding library / reading books. Some funding towards e-readers can be considered if a justifiable need is presented. We will not fund textbooks or curriculum books. The Foundation will also consider contributions towards library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture etc. in order to create a suitable library space.
For more information about how to apply, please view their website.