We offer grants to qualified Froebelian educators to support them in their work and to help them share their expertise with others.

We are not accepting applications for this grant programme at the moment. Please check back in Spring 2024.

We offer two kinds of grants to educators working in schools and Early Years settings. These grants aim to support settings' work with young children and their families and communities:

  • Practice Development Grants - These grants (up to £5k) are available to early years settings and schools in the UK which want to further develop an aspect of Froebelian practice. This includes childminder networks and collaborations.

  • Action Research Grants - These grants (up to £5k) give educators / teachers the opportunity to undertake an action research project about an aspect of Early Years practice with a Froebelian approach. It's an opportunity for educators to further develop their current practice and work with a research mentor.

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About us

Each of our grants and bursary schemes has different criteria, but the overarching theme that runs through all the work we support, is that it builds on and advances knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches.

As a grant making charity, our aim is to ensure that a Froebelian framework of principled education and care is recognised, understood, valued and practised across the early childhood sector for the benefit of young children in the UK and internationally. We do this by:

We publish our annual accounts detailing our charity's structure, activities, income and spending and these can be found on the Charity Commission for England and Wales website. The Froebel Trust is a registered Charity No: 1145128. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England and Wales No: 07862112.

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As an extension to our Froebelian approach, the introduction of woodwork has been amazing! It was the funding from the Froebel Trust that set us on our woodwork way - allowing staff to take specific and quality training, the purchase of a workbench, tools and an initial stock of balsa wood...

Alison J Hawkins
Wester Coates Nursery were awarded a Froebel Trust Grant to develop the use of woodwork as a Froebelian Occupation in their nursery school