CLASSICS FOR ALL
A national charity for Classics in schools, Classics for All give grants to state schools so that their students can benefit from the introduction of Latin and other classical subjects.
TO APPLY: Application period is open between mid-September and mid-January, grant decisions are made mid-February.
THE CLASSICAL ASSOCIATION
The CA has traditionally supported Greek and Latin reading competitions, regional Greek/Roman days and school conferences. In addition it now supports a wider range of outreach events if they tend towards the promotion of public awareness of the importance of Classics and/or support Classics in schools. Activities might include: public talks or small interactive sessions on the Classical World (either one-off or a series); reading and discussion groups; theatrical performances; costs to support schools who would otherwise find it difficult financially to attend a Classical exhibition or event off-site.
The CA may agree to fund travel expenses and associated costs for speakers and/or organisers (but not, normally, professional fees). Such associated costs may include room hire, hire or purchase of materials and advertising, but not catering costs.
TO APPLY: Download an application form from the website.
THE CAMBRIDGE SCHOOLS CLASSICS PROJECT
The CSCP is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge and provides help, support and advice to schools wishing to introduce a classical subject. It authors the most widely used Latin course in the world (the Cambridge Latin Course) and has a huge range of resources, including e-learning and video conferencing, which also encompasses Classical Civilisation and Ancient Greek. It is often the first point of call for any school wishing to start Latin. Although he CSCP is self-financing and is not a grant-giving body, it does occasionally fund research into classics education and in recent years it has joint-funded initiatives with Classics for All.
FRIENDS OF CLASSICS
FoC offers grants up to a maximum of about £500, but more is available in special circumstances. Grants are paid to institutions only, not individuals. They are generally restricted to schools and summer schools who wish to begin or support courses in Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History. They do not give grants for travel abroad.
TO APPLY: There are no grant application forms. If you wish to apply for a grant, write to Jeannie Cohen, Friends of Classics, 51 Achilles Road, London NW6 1DZ, or e-mail email@example.com. You will need to include your organisation’s letter-head. You will need to be specific about how much is needed and why, and give detailed costings.
JOINT ASSOCIATION OF CLASSICS TEACHERS GREEK PROJECT
The JACT Greek Project uses the royalties from its Reading Greek series to support the study of the ancient Greek language, culture, and history in schools in the UK. Grants of up to £500 are available.
TO APPLY: Application is by e-mail. Applicants should be specific about how much is needed, for what and why, and providing detailed costings. Applications should include the school’s letter-head. Contact Dr Peter Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the JACT website.
THE PRIMARY LATIN PROJECT
Schools are encouraged to apply for a grant to help buy a set of books, but PLP request that schools contribute some of
the cost; many schools have received a 50% grant. This grant fund is also open to independent schools. The Primary Latin
Project is allowed to give grants only to schools in the United Kingdom.
TO APPLY: Download the grant form for Minimus Book 1 and for for
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF HELLENIC STUDIES
The Hellenic Society Council considers applications from institutions and Schools for small grants to assist projects and
events in the field of Hellenic Studies.Typical projects for schools include the development of new courses in Greek,
books, and other teaching materials, Classics days or conferences, Greek plays by schools and summer schools.
Grants are usually in the range of £100-£500, but larger amounts are sometimes awarded.
TO APPLY: Download the application from the website.
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF ROMAN STUDIES
The Society’s Schools Committee makes grants to schools to help promote the teaching of Latin and Roman studies.Grants usually range from £50 to £500. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books and resources for Roman studies. It also makes awards to schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, especially if they benefit large numbers of children throughout the year. The Committee does not offer grants to support one-off school trips or events. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Latin are particularly welcome. The Society does not give grants for the Minimus books as schools may apply direct to the Minimus Project.
TO APPLY: Applications should be sent to The Secretary, Roman Society,Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.
Applications should arrive by the 1st February, 1st July or 1st November in any year. There is no special application form, but applicants should provide information about the level of their departmental budget, the type of courses taught, and in the case of applications for books, a list of the books wanted with their prices.