The Sutton Trust has a rich history in funding a wide range of projects and research in the early years, primary and secondary schooling and further and higher education.
Our projects have a strategic importance: they might be particularly policy relevant, fill a gap in current provision or be bold and new in content or approach.
The Trust takes a proactive approach to the work it wishes to support and tends to develop programmes itself, contacting the organisations it wants to partner with. The vast majority of unsolicited proposals we receive are unsuccessful. We are however willing to consider exceptional proposals which fit closely with our specific areas of interest.
Please note that the Trust does not, as a matter of policy, provide funding for:
- Educational tuition fees
- Sports or arts projects
- Capital projects (building work, equipment etc)
- General appeals
- Projects based outside the UK
If you feel your organisation has a programme which might interest us, please first complete a funding enquiry on the Contact Us page, including a couple of paragraphs describing your idea. If the idea is in line with our current priorities you may be asked to submit a brief proposal.
If you are looking for funding you may find these links helpful:
Identifying sources of funding
- www.family-action.org.uk/section.aspx?id=1037 (Educational Grants Advisory Service: for post-16 students studying at specific colleges or universities)
Please note we are unable to offer advice to individuals on matters concerning independent schools admissions including fees, bursaries and scholarships. You may find the following websites of help