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Funding of up to £20,000 now available!


CPL Group is investing £200,000 back into the education sector in this latest round of funding. 

Qualifying CPC members can now apply for funding in one of the following categories:

Funding category Funding threshold per application (excluding VAT)
Student award(s) sponsorship £500
External speakers £500
Educational events / activities programmes £5,000
Educational visits, including supervisory staff £5,000
Teaching materials £5,000
Innovative teaching and learning resources £20,000

Multiple categories will not be considered. Each category is fixed and the funding threshold cannot be exceeded.

How to apply

Check to see if your organisation and funding proposal meets our qualifying criteria:

Qualifying Criteria Weighting
1. Achieved a minimum of a full year's membership with CPC.

Your organisation must have joined CPC before 1st May 2020. Search for your organisation’s membership details here.

2. Used at least one CPC framework before 30 April 2021 and the framework supplier/s must have reported your spend to CPC between 1 May 2020 and 30 April 2021. Pass/Fail
3. Must be able to clearly demonstrate how the funding would achieve a minimum of one of the following evaluation criteria:

CPL Group has ranked and weighted this criteria in order of importance for members to consider when making their application.  Applications that meet all three evaluation criteria will be considered first.

A. An improvement to teaching and learning within the organisation. 50%
B. A positive impact on the learner’s experience of education. 30%
C. How the funding is supporting the learning of economically disadvantaged learners and minority groups. 20%

The qualifying criteria is important but don't worry if you don't meet it this time, we are looking to provide more funding opportunities during autumn 2021.

Application information

You can offer to part-fund the project, this is not mandatory though. However, if the level of applications exceeds the available amount of funding, applications will be considered using the weighting outlined above and only part-funding may be offered. 

Organisations are only permitted to submit one application. Should your school or academy be part of a Trust, the Trust needs to apply on your behalf.

We'd like as many organisations as possible to benefit, so if your organisation received funding in 2019, you will need to wait until subsequent funding rounds open in Autumn 2021 until you can apply again.

We are accepting applications up until 5pm on Friday 16 July 2021. The Evaluation Panel will meet after this date to evaluate submissions and successful candidates will receive notification shortly after. Funding will be paid once the Terms and Conditions are signed.

A series of frequently asked application questions is available here.

You will need the following details to apply:

  • Details of your organisation
  • The start and end date of your project
  • State if you are applying for full or part-funding
  • A description of the project you wish to apply for sponsorship
  • A demonstration of how your project meets the evaluation criteria (3.A, 3.B, 3.C in the table above)

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CPL Group is comprised of three not-for-profit organisations: Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC), Tenet Education Services and Tenet Procurement Services who reinvest their surplus back into the education sector.  

Funding Stories

£259,000 was awarded to 33 organisations In the first round of funding from CPL Group,. Find out about each of the projects which received a grant from CPL Group.

Should you have any queries about CPL Group funding please contact Ann Denton on 0161 974 0953 or email: [email protected]

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