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Funding for School Canopies

Why do schools rent/lease equipment?

Have you ever wondered why no-one owns a mobile phone? That’s because the industry has conditioned us into the way in which we acquire the use of mobile technology. People may believe they do but the reality is they commit to a monthly payment over a period of time, at the end of which they want to upgrade their phone to the latest model available or at least one with additional features.


The truth is they pay for what the equipment does and not what it is.


The Funding 4 Education program works exactly the same way for schools and it applies to ANY equipment. It enables schools to pay for the equipment over a period of time as they receive the benefit from it, instead of before they receive the benefit from it. And as they’re paying for what the equipment does and not what it is, there is no real benefit in owning capital equipment.

How can a rental plan help a teaching establishment realise its true potential?

Rental plans are now becoming the most readily accepted method of schools equipping their learning environments with the latest up to date equipment. Some of the benefits of using our rental plan are listed below.

The Benefits...

Finance options for School Canopies.


We appreciate how difficult it can be to find funding for your school canopy and quite often this can result in projects being put on hold or the canopy specification being changed to something more modest. In response to this common problem, we are able to provide schools with education approved operating leases which allow canopies to be acquired via flexible, affordable rental terms.



UK School Grant & Funding Providers:


Awards for All. http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/Awards-For-All

Offers grants of between £300 - £10,000 for projects that improve communities, including schools. Bailey Thomas Charitable Fund - http://www.bailythomas.org.uk/ Donates grants to schools/PTA’s of children with severe learning disabilities.


Ernest Cook Trust - http://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/grants/how-to-apply/

As well as offering a wide-ranging programme of land-based learning for children and young people, this Trust gives grants to registered charities and schools wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts, or in science.  
Fundraising for Schools - http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/toc/fund/current You need to subscribe to this magazine to receive the latest school funding opportunities.


Easy Fundraising - http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ideas/fundraising-ideas-for-schools/

Easyfundraising is an entirely free service that allows people to shop directly at their favourite online store via the links on the easyfundraising.org.uk website and raise a donation for their school cause once a purchase is made.


Grants for Schools http://www.grants4schools.info/

A comprehensive funding information service for UK primary and secondary schools. 


Government Funding for Schools - http://www.governmentfunding.org.uk/default.aspx

You need to subscribe to this web service, which brings together all the regional, local and national government funding schemes – in one site.


Safer Routes to School - http://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-services/what-we-do/getting-young-people-active

Every school in England is eligible for support towards the funding of cycle shelters, canopies, parent waiting shelters and storage lockers. Find our more details online..


The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme - http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=754#ref_index.asp?pageid=121

This scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local projects that support children and their education and welfare, and children with disabilities.


The Wolfson Foundation - http://www.wolfson.org.uk/funding/education/

Grants are generally given for capital infrastructure (new build, refurbishment and equipment) supporting excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education and the arts & humanities.


For more information please call your Inside2Outside Account Manager on 01480 498297.