Small grants for grassroots organisations and networks which support and connect Froebelian educators working with babies and young children.

The Froebel Trust recognises the importance of educator-led networks. Each year we offer small grants (up to £1,000) for established Froebelian networks.

The grants are intended to contribute towards the cost of network activities that will advance and promote Froebelian education and learning.

To be eligible to apply for this fund, the aims and activity of an applicant’s network must be Froebelian – that is, inspired by the principles of Friedrich Froebel and / or Froebelian philosophy, history or practice.

Funding is limited each year and the Froebel Trust cannot guarantee to fund all grant applications received.

Applications for 2024 have now closed. All successful applicants have been notified.

If you're interested in applying for a 2025/ 2026 grant for your network, please get in touch with us at

  • Read our Guidance Notes for Froebelian Network Grants for more details about the criteria for this fund and the application process.
  • Priority will be given to groups and networks who are not already in receipt of other Froebel Trust funding.

All Froebel Trust grant recipients are asked to honour the principles of the Froebel Trust’s Charter for Inclusive Practice.

Support for educators

A list of organisations and networks offering support and information for everyone interested in Froebelian practice, early childhood education and for those who are trained Froebelian educators.

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