Education Project grant

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Eligibility for “Third Aim” Education Grants

Third Aim grants are for educational projects in developing countries.  We fund via UK charity partners only and cannot accept applications directly from schools or projects in-country.  These grants are not for individuals – for those seeking funding to support their time volunteering in education, please visit our Footprinter Grants page.

Supporting education across the developing world

Under its “Third Aim“, Hazel’s Footprints Trust is striving to improve the quality and reach of education across the developing world.

We do this in a number of different ways including funding both capital spend and running costs of educational projects in need.  Our funding is always provided through UK partner charities, usually at a grass-roots level.

We call these our ‘Third Aim Grants’ and they make up the largest proportion of what Hazel’s Footprints Trust is doing at the moment. For example over the last few years we have sent:

  • £3,000 for a Namibian sports field
  • £1,500 for a new tractor in Uganda
  • £6,000 for a new library in Cameroon
  • £1,500 for a Tanzanian classroom refit
  • £9,500 for two new classrooms in Madagascar
  • £12,900 for teachers salaries in rural India over 3 years

This is just a small proportion of the work that we have done so far and we are eager to do much more in the future. We are aware that new facilities can really help to change the futures of those people who benefit.

If you know of any education-based project that you think would be eligible for support under the terms of our third aim, then please do get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.


  • We can only accept applications from UK charities working with educational projects in developing countries. These UK charities also should be registered with the Charities Commission or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept applications directly from projects in developing countries. 
  • We accept applications ahead of our twice-yearly Trustee meetings.  Third Aim applications must be submitted by mid-March or end-September to be considered at a meeting. 
  • From that point, the Trustees take time to meet applicants in person where they meet our minimum criteria.

*** Download the Third Aim grant funding application form here ***


For Footprinter application forms (i.e. those seeking personal grants for volunteering), please click here for further info.