Buckinghamshire Grants

Schools Access Fund

Schools Access Fund

Waddesdon Manor and the Rothschild Foundation have jointly launched a Schools Access Fund with the purpose of subsidising and promoting learning sessions for schools. Together we aim to support well-being, enhance creative learning and enrich how schools teach the arts curriculum. We want to encourage new school audiences to experience Waddesdon and to take part in the Learning Department’s workshops and projects. Since school closures have significantly disrupted education and external visits have been restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, the Schools Access Fund has been set up to support learning and nurture the well-being of students.

Schools can bring any number of pupils from any year group to visit Waddesdon and take part in a facilitator led, interactive, curriculum linked workshop (lasting from 10am until 2pm), in the academic year starting in September 2021. Visits may focus on the heritage of the Manor or may take place in Waddesdon’s formal gardens and outdoor spaces.

We encourage applications for students of all key stages to visit, as well as pre-schools and colleges.  We also welcome engagement with Alternative Provision, Pupil Referral Units and SEND schools

We want to encourage new school audiences to experience Waddesdon.

Key details

Applications are made on a rolling basis and will be open to the end of the Easter holiday on 24th April 2022. Visits will take place before 21st July 2022 and schools can choose the most appropriate time in their academic year.

Applications to the Schools Access Fund should be led by the recipient of the funding whether that is a school or a Parent Teacher Association or other charity connected to the school.

The bursary can cover transport costs, workshop fees, Education Group Membership for your school and staff costs, to a maximum of £750. The budget allocated to the Schools Access Fund is limited so please only apply for what your school needs.

Please be aware that you will be asked to complete an evaluation form after your visit to Waddesdon. We value your feedback as it informs both our grant-making priorities and develops the Learning Team’s offer to schools.

The bursary provides funding of up to £750.

Available Workshops

Eligibility Criteria

We are only able to accept applications from schools who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Your school must be based in the Unitary Authority of Buckinghamshire (we are therefore unable to accept applications from schools based in Milton Keynes).
  • Schools must be state funded. Non selective schools will be given priority.

Application details