Each year, CPL’s board of trustees review the level of reserves with any excess surpluses reinvested back into the education sector via the “Giving Back” initiative. To date, over £1.1 million has been designated for re-investment in the form of various projects with the largest amount being used specifically for awarding non-refundable grants to our members. So far £547k of grants have been “given back” to 101 institutions comprising of colleges, schools, academies and universities nationwide.

Take a look at the below videos from a few of our beneficiaries Hopwood Hall College, St John Rigby College and Kendal College, all whom have benefited from our funding, demonstrating the positive impact this is having for students at the beginning of their professional careers.

Hopwood Hall

Funding enabled Hopwood Hall College to further enhance its existing learner enrichment programme to include a strong focus on sustainability and protecting the world we live in by using a unique interactive programme, which provides them with greater insight into the challenges we face regionally, nationally and internationally in reducing carbon emissions and ultimately global warming.

St John Rigby College

Funding helped support the Sport and Exercise Science Performance Analysis Project - which included the purchase of a force plate, GPS vests, blaze pods and timing gates to help bring the sports science to life for the students.

Kendal College

Funding helped support the 'Pass It On' project, which involved Theatre practitioners teaching students many of the skills of their trade which they could then use to create workshops which they took out to local Primary schools.

Funding opportunities

Giving Back funding to Schools, Academies, & Colleges


Applications are coming soon for Giving Back funding. £1 million pounds has been designated to 104 initiatives for education institutions UK wide.

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Free CPD Procurement Training Courses


CPL Group commenced a CPD accredited procurement training programme to support the education purchasing community.

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Subsidised procurement consultancy support


CPL Group are subsidising Tenet Education Services’ On Demand tender support service for educational establishments for a limited time.

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How funding can help you

Image - PRESS RELEASE - Giving Back to the Future

PRESS RELEASE - Giving Back to the Future

Since the ‘Giving Back’ formed in 2019, CPL Group has designated £1 million pounds to 104 initiatives for education institutions up and down the country.

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Giving Back Funding - Grant Funded Projects

CPL Group have funded our charitable programmes due to the support of our members, and suppliers, and have provided grant funding to 104 projects to date.

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Image - £7,500 awarded to Longdean School

£7,500 awarded to Longdean School

Funding was awarded for the completion of a wildlife pond to develop outdoor teaching and learning whilst providing an area for students to enjoy nature.

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