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Giving Back to Schools, Academies & Colleges

We are delighted to launch a new grant funding window to support our 'Giving Back' charitable objective. The CPL Groups mission is to deliver outstanding procurement services. The vision is to become the first-choice procurement partner for the education sector, and through our work enhance teaching and learning, by giving back to the core education sector in a variety of ways.

Since 'Giving Back' formed in 2019, 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.

The funding has supported a wide range of educational projects fulfilling our criteria of:

  • Enhancing Teaching and Learning
  • Improving a child's experience of education
  • Helping disadvantaged children

Application guidance

Detailed below are step by step guidance notes to support you develop your online submission, please read the letter of instruction as this contains the rules for application. The remaining documents are for guidance.

The window for submitting applications will open on Tuesday 7th November 2023. This will be via an online application form on our website, the online application form will not go live until the 3rd but we have attached a pdf version in the interim for your information.

The application “window” will close on Thursday 7th December 2023. Do not leave it until the last minute to submit your application.

Once the evaluation panel has met you will be notified of the amount of funding you have been awarded if your application has been successful or the reasons why your application may have not been successful this time around.

If successful, you will be sent a Grant Funding Agreement which will have to be signed and returned before monies are released.

If you require any further information, please contact Carly Jenkinson on telephone no.07467 483184, email or via the postal address.

Please note should the value of applications exceed the grant fund pot available we may have to reduce the grant awarded - we apologise in advance for this as we want to distribute our funds to as many members as possible.

Apply for Funding

The application window isn't currently open. The window for submitting applications will open on Tuesday 7th November 2023 and will close on Thursday 7th December 2023.

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The CPL Group is made up of Crescent Purchasing Consortium which is a trading name of the registered charity ‘Crescent Purchasing Limited’, (England & Wales), charity number 1130461, registered company no 06774578, England. All Rights Reserved.

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