Commercial Education Trust : What We Fund

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What We Fund

What We Fund

We fund a range of charities and organisations, encouraging the development of commercial education from primary school level through to higher education.

There are certain operating principles which are taken into account when considering grant applications:

  • all projects supported must be for the benefit of the public
  • wherever possible, partnerships are sought with organisations with outreach capacity so as to benefit the community as a whole, rather than individuals
  • projects where we are not to be the sole funder will be favoured as the Trustees believe that matched funding is a tangible sign of an applicant’s commitment and the sustainability of a project.

We play a proactive role in developing projects to achieve maximum impact and measure success through independent evaluation.

In this section you will find information on our Funding Priorities as well as information on our General Exclusions.

You may find links to Recent Grants and Useful Resources helpful.

Our Funding Priorities

Our Funding Priorities

We regard commercial education as embracing four main areas of activity: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: education in the essential skills that are needed for employment as well…... Read more

Recent Projects

Recent Projects

We fund projects that support the development of commercial awareness in young people and facilitate their transition from education into employment, self-employment and enterprise.…... Read more

General Exclusions

General Exclusions

We will not normally: support commercial organisations, charities not registered in the UK, or failing organisations or causes fund major capital projects (e.g. the…... Read more

Useful Resources

Useful Resources

Below are links to a few resources we find useful and relevant to commercial education.  These relate to practical guides, research findings, events and…... Read more

Grant Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

Concept papers and full grant applications are reviewed quarterly: they must be submitted to: applications@thecet.org. ... Read more

Grant Terms & Conditions

Grant Terms & Conditions

1. Use of Grant a. The copy of the Grant Offer Letter must be returned to us (Commercial Education Trust) immediately, having been signed…... Read more

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