Grants Programmes

We recognise that the Coronavirus pandemic is causing unprecedented disruption and significant challenges for potential applicants to our funding schemes. Therefore, we have temporarily cancelled the call for grant applications. A renewed call will be issued at a later date with notifications published via our mailing list and social media channels. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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OPEN CALL RESEARCH GRANTS - This fund is now closed and will reopen in due course

Open call for applications for research relating to early childhood that supports the Trust’s strategy. 

PHD BURSARIES -Call Closed Temporarily Due to Coronavirus

Open call for applications for bursaries to support PhD research relating to early childhood that supports the Trust’s strategy. 

PRACTITIONER SUPPORT GRANTS - Call Closed Temporarily Due to Coronavirus

These grants are available to early years settings that are interested in further developing an aspect of Froebelian practice. Settings must have a member of the management team, plus at least one other practitioner, who has completed the Froebel course at University of Edinburgh, or the University of Roehampton or all five elements of the Froebel short course delivered by Travelling Froebel Tutors to be eligible to apply. 

The International Froebel Society (IFS) Conference in Edinburgh is postponed

If you are a student (full-time or part-time) and will present a paper at the IFS conference in Edinburgh, you may apply for a bursary from The Froebel Trust. If you have not yet submitted a proposal to present a paper at the conference, please do so before the deadline of 28 February 2020. 

FROEBEL FELLOWSHIPS - dates to be announced

Froebel Fellowships are designed to develop a relationship between the Trust and institutions that share our goals.



Strategic Partner Grants - by invitation only

Strategic Partner Grants support the development of the Froebelian work of key early years education centres across universities in the UK and internationally. 

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