Froebel Trust Practice Led Research Grants Open to Early Years Settings

Small grants of up to £5,000 available for early years educators in the UK interested in carrying out a practice-led research project.

The Froebel Trust are offering Practice-Led Research (PLR) grants for education settings and schools in the UK that want to run a project to explore an aspect of their work. These projects will involve a mentor who will help to guide or support the research process.

The Trust are particularly keen to welcome applications from settings working with under-represented communities and with those families worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received a grant from the Froebel Trust in previous years.

Early years settings (including schools) are eligible to apply.

The lead applicant must:

  • Work in a setting or school in the UK, which is registered and inspected by the relevant, official body in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland
  • Work with young children (any age from birth to eight years inclusive) and their families and communities
  • Have completed one of the Froebel Trust’s Endorsed Courses
  • Be in a leadership role
  • Understand what is involved in a project of this kind and have the capacity to lead it
  • Have full support for the proposed project from the senior manager of the setting or school (if different from the lead applicant).

Two or more settings / schools can apply to do a joint project but the lead applicant must meet the criteria above.

Grants are likely to be in the region of £3,000 to £5,000 inclusive of VAT or other charges, where applicable.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 23 September 2021.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)