Funding and Offers
This funding programme recognises that there is no statutory requirement for schools to have a library and that many school libraries are in a desperate situation through underfunding and underdevelopment.
Priority will be given to funding library/reading books. The Foundation will not fund textbooks/curriculum books. They will also consider contributions towards library software, necessary IT equipment and furniture etc in order to create a suitable library space, although these should represent a small proportion of the funds requested. Preference will be given to schools which can clearly demonstrate that their library can be maintained and renewed in the future. Trustees are also keen to support schools that are working in partnership with other local primary/secondary schools to improve reading standards.
For further information and an application form go to: The Foyle Schools Library Programme