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 as society: sometimes called ‘transferable’ skills or ‘generic’ skills
EMPLOYABILITY: education and research on careers and employment opportunities; encounters with employers and experience of work
ENTERPRISE: education for entrepreneurs and the self-employed. Support to help them take an idea or innovation to market.
INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL TRADE: international business and education for the next generation of world traders.
We fund both research and practical projects that relate to these themes, as well as lectures and gatherings which highlight commercial education issues to the public.
We prioritise applications which:
We look for projects which:
We look to work with organisations who can demonstrate:
Please read our General Exclusions to understand what we may not 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…... Read more
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
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