How to start a community-based project
PTAs can be more than just fairs and bake sales. Charity development manager Pamela Walker tells Carol Rogerson how to launch a successful project that extends beyond the school gates
We achieved our ambitious target with local funding
When replacing a worn out pitch became a matter of urgency, the Friends of Carswell School raced to find the funds with the help of their local community
Meet the funder: South Downs National Park Authority
Among the sources of funding PTAs can investigate are Community Infrastructure Levies. Kelly Porter, major projects lead at the South Downs National Park Authority, explains
Find local grants
When applying for a grant, it pays to look for opportunities on your doorstep, says Nuala Calvi
Meet the funder: The Nineveh Charitable Trust
The Nineveh Charitable Trust funds projects that promote a better understanding of the countryside, as trustee Michael James explains...
Our PTAs partnership works for everyone
Read how one PTA's ideas created opportunities for a former pupil to support the school
Raise more with FundEd
FundEd provides expert advice to help schools achieve their income generation goals
Meet the funder: Movement for Good
Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is set to launch its third annual Movement for Good awards in 2021. We asked Chris Pitt, head of responsible business, to tell us more
Get your grant funding application right
Grants are a means of accessing a new pool of funds, make sure your application is on target
Fundraising for playground and outdoor equipment
Playground equipment has long been top of the list when it comes to PTA spending. So how do you raise the money?
Why your PTA should try crowdfunding
How digital fundraising can be a successful way to fundraise for your school
If you've never applied for external funding before, the process can seem daunting. We ask experts where to find grant-giving bodies and how to apply
Supermarket token schemes
Many PTAs are exploring supermarket grant schemes as a way to raise funds, as they can represent more money for a lot less manpower...
Fundraising for big projects
Schools are increasingly turning to PTAs to raise money for bigger projects. When you're asked to raise thousands of pounds, where do you begin?
Cover the cost of equipment or simply boost profits by appealing to local companies
Match funding FAQs
Hundreds of organisations offer their employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts through match funding
An introduction to grants
Ben Wittenberg, director of policy, publishing and research at Directory of Social Change, explains all