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Commercial Education Trust

by | Aug 21, 2018 |

Of interest to Organisations dealing wit kills, Knowledge, Training, Work, Careers, Employability, Education

The Commercial Education Trust has a vision of a society in which people have the knowhow, skills and opportunity to succeed in work, thereby creating a thriving UK economy.


The Trust will not normally support commercial organisations, charities not registered in the UK, or failing organisations or causes.

What For?

The Trust seeks to:

  • embed in education at every level, the means by which people can apply their learning to work;
  • equip people with the skills and commercial awareness to grow, develop and lead in business;
  • encourage individuals to be enterprising and innovative;
  • make a positive contribution to the development of effective commercial education and training.

The Trust’ rant-giving activity may be classified under three headings:

Commissioning specific research projects in areas relevant to its objects

Initiating and supporting conferences, symposia, lectures and other relevant projects in line with its objects

Practical Projects
Supporting other charitable organisations in projects advancing its own objects

For example projects which:

  • help young people prepare for the world of work as well as develop their future career paths;
  • support schools, higher education and vocational institutions to deliver employability and enterprise education;
  • facilitate the bringing together of the worlds of business and commerce with teaching and education.

The Trustees have adopted certain operating principles which they take into account when considering grant applications:

  • all projects supported must be for the benefit of the public
  • wherever possible, partnerships will be sought with organisations with outreach capacity so as to benefit the community as a whole, rather than individuals
  • projects where the Trust is not to be the sole funder will be favoured as the Trustees believe that matched funding is a tangible sign of an applicant’s commitment and the sustainability of a project
  • long term relationships will be sought.

The Trust will not normally:

  • fund major capital projects (e.g. the purchase [and renovation] of buildings or vehicles or training costs and professional fees relating to capital projects)
  • fund revenue costs (e.g. running costs including salaries, expenses, administration, hire of space / premises, marketing and publicity, utility bills)


How Much?

Up to £25,000 in any one year. Applications can be up to 3 years.


Applications are accepted at any time with no deadlines.

More information

It is worth contacting CET by telephone on 020 7203 1909 before submitting a grant concept paper: the Trust regularly reviews the focus of its work to ensure that their funding meets real needs, so the themes and programmes they fund may adjust over time.