Grants for Teachers


The Goldsmiths’ Grant for Teachers was introduced in 2008 to provide teachers and head teachers with an opportunity to take time out from the classroom in order to undertake an original project of their choice, in the UK or abroad, aimed at enhancing their personal and professional development.


A grant, of up to £3,000, covers the cost of travel, accommodation, materials, etc.  In addition the Company will pay a maximum of £2,000 supply cover to your school.

All proposed projects will be considered by a selection panel drawn from the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Education Committee. Projects must have a long-term aim of disseminating results/research back to the school and/or wider audience. Examples of projects that would be looked on favourably include:

  • Comparisons of best practice in teaching and school administration at home or abroad.
  • Personal development projects – e.g. creative writing, arts, science, music, languages and coaching.
  • The Goldsmiths’ Grant for Teachers forms part of the long-term commitment of the Goldsmiths’ Company to support teachers and headteachers in the United Kingdom.

Guidelines for Applications

  • Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years’ practical school teaching experience in the UK.

  • Applicants must propose original projects.
  • Applications will be judged on their potential to enhance a teacher's professional life and benefit his/her students on completion. Projects may be undertaken between March 2017 and July 2018.
  • Please note that we do not award grants for higher education, teaching abroad or school exchange programmes.
  • Applications need to be submitted by 1 December 2016.
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