2020 Grants

Over 2020, the Don Hanson Charitable Foundation was pleased to offer match-funding grants, each up to £1,000, to twenty schools across the UK to expand educational resources for students.

The 2020 grant recipients were: 

Abbey Hill Academy’s sensory light room bubble tube for children with sight impairments. 

Lord Deramore’s Primary School’s greenhouse, gardening zone and hedgehog sanctuary.

Naburn Primary School’s ‘Future Forest’ project for student’s outdoor learning.

Broomlands Primary School’s project to provide audio equipment to enable paired reading and digital learning.

Downlands Community School’s ‘Forest School’ project to enhance students’ outdoors learning opportunities and experiences.

Forehill Primary School’s ‘eco garden’ project to develop a nature space and drive students’ passion and curiosity for the natural world.

Hindley All Saint’s C of E Nursery and Primary School’s wildlife pond project to enable students to observe native wildlife up close.

Kenley Primary School’s pond renovation project to increase local biodiversity and drive learning through pond dipping and mini-beast studies.

Lower Heath C of E Primary School’s project to acquire a greater range of library books to expand students’ access to reading, writing and wider curriculum work.

Oldcastle Primary School’s project to acquire a greater range of library books to expand students’ access to reading, writing and wider curriculum work.

Pilton Bluecoat Academy’s project to send a 4k camera attached to a weather balloon into the upper atmosphere to inspire children’s understanding of atmospheric processes and physics.

Piper’s Vale Primary Academy’s nature garden, and fruit and vegetable patch.

Plumpton Primary School is project to renovate the school’s greenhouse and raised beds to enable students to take part in gardening activities.

St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School’s nature trail and wildlife garden project which aims to increase students’ opportunities to study and observe the natural world. 

St Catharine’s Catholic School’s project to acquire a greater range of library books to expand students’ access to reading, writing and wider curriculum work.

Talbot Heath Junior School’s wildlife pond and vegetable allotment to enhance students’ opportunities to observe nature and participate in growing fruit and vegetables.

Vale Academy’s allotment project to enable students to grow vegetables, engage in composting, drive students’ interests in the natural world. 

White Laith Primary School’s science investigation station to enable students to carry our independent and teacher-led experiments.

Wilburton C of E Primary School project to new library project to promote students’ life-long reading skills.

Woodlands Primary School’s ‘Leading Through Landscapes’ project to create a wildlife garden, and fruit and vegetable patch. 

We really hope our grants help make the above projects reality for the benefits of students across the country.

Does your school need funds for a good project?

Over 2021, the Don Hanson Charitable Foundation will be offering a new round of match funding grants to support innovative school projects that expand educational resources for students and inspire learning. 

The 2021 round of grants will be launched in the 2021 Hanson Box, along with detailed information on how to apply. 

The 2021 Hanson Box (and all future Hanson Boxes) are completely free of charge for your school, but we will be sending 2021 boxes only to schools that request one via this website click here.

Request a free 2021 Hanson Box now to apply for one of our 2021 grants!

Request next year’s Hanson Box for your school to take part in new competitions and activities!

Hanson Boxes (and all of the resources that they contain) are completely free for schools (including shipping).

Each box is full of specially designed educational books, DVDs, activity kits and lesson plans to help educators empower children.

We send and donate thousands of Hanson Boxes to schools every year.

We create new resources every year, so each Hanson Box is unique and exciting!

Due to demand, we are sending next year’sHanson Box only to schools that request it.

Click the “Request Your Box” link to make sure your school receives a box next year!

We hope that these resources have enhanced learning and inspired students.

For more information please contact us on info@hansonbox.org