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Contents Spring 2016 Features


6 We Did It! Three schools, three great projects – funding secured


16 From STEM to STEAM: Is it time to add the arts back into the STEM mix?


66 Secrets From The Staffroom What will your pupils come out with next?


Noticeboard


9 News: Ideas for generating revenue and saving money


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Planning a Fundraising Strategy: Agree what, who and how...


12 Achieve Your Goals: How FundEd aims to help schools access money


14 Campaigns and Competitions: Win prizes or support a cause


Crowdfunding


23 What is Crowdfunding? And how can it transform your fundraising?


24 Q&A: Expert answers to the most commonly-asked questions


27 COVER STORY We Did It! Learning tree hut, outdoor canopy, and more


Grant funding


31 COVER STORY The Priory Academy Opens a Robotics Lab


32 Meet The Funders: Three of the decision makers at grant-giving trusts share their advice for submitting a successful bid


35 10 Things That Schools Should Know About Grant Fundraising


38 Funding Alert! Which grant schemes are open now?


Sponsorship


41 No Experience Required: One primary school Funding Manager shares the secrets of his success


42 COVER STORY ‘I Jumped Straight In, Raising £27,000 for a New Playground!’


45 It’s Not All About The Money! Local business have much more to offer than just cash!


Event fundraising


49 Dragon Boat Racing: A primary school with just 89 pupils raised £10,800 from one event!


51 COVER STORY Spring Into Action: Seasonal suggestions for children, adults, families and the community


55 Easy Earners: Five fuss-free fundraising ideas that offer a quick injection of cash


Resources


59 COVER STORY Cutting the Cost of Catering: How reviewing the contract had a massive impact


60 Procurement Q&A: Paul Smith, Executive Director at buying organisation YPO, provides expert advice for perfecting the procurement process


62 WIN! From robotic heads to artificial reality software – we have over £2,500-worth of prizes up for grabs


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