Grants of up to £400 for new and engaging maths projects
A great opportunity to strengthen your school’s performance in maths!
The Welsh Government provided grant funding through mathcymru for schools to develop and run numerical reasoning projects in celebration of World Maths Day.
The projects were completed on 31 March 2016.
Maths grants up to the value of £400 are available to schools for numerical projects that meet the criteria of the scheme.*
- add to the teaching and learning of numerical reasoning in your school
- not duplicate existing or planned initiatives
- demonstrate cost effective aspects
- include the method of evaluation and how a measurement of the impact of the project will be made.
- Resources arising from the project must be made available to the mathcymru website.
Grants may include:
- Teacher supply costs to release staff for preparation and administration of the project
- Resources that are intrinsic to the completion of the project and without which the project cannot take place
- Equipment, as long as this does not constitute a major part of the money awarded.
Grants will not support:
- Equipment that forms the major part of the application and does not add intrinsic value to the project
- Training courses for teachers
- Travel costs for pupils.
*Please note the total budget available for the grant scheme is limited and some bids that meet all the specified criteria may not receive funding, or may be granted only partial funding.
Notes on completing the application form
Applications must be on the official form (download a file here). Make sure you meet the criteria above, and answer the three questions under the heading ‘Action plan for project’. You may also wish to consider these:
- How many pupils will benefit?
- How does the project add to the teaching and learning of numerical reasoning in your school?
- How will the funding help with new activities?
- How will you evaluate the project and measure its impact? If you are successful, you will be asked to include this evaluation in your report, so it is important to make sure your outcomes are measurable.
- How will you disseminate the project to other staff in your school?
- How could you extend this project at the end of the funding period (we appreciate that this may not be possible without further funding)? If you are successful, you will be asked to include in your report an assessment of the future of the project.
- You must show the full costs of the project. Where the project costs more than the maximum mathcymru award, please show how you will fund the additional costs
- If you are successful, you must complete the project and spend the grant award, or contractually commit to spend it, by 31 March 2016. The report must be submitted by 30 April 2016.
All funded projects will be featured on the mathcymru website.
Deadline for applications
Final project report
- A 300-word outline of the project, with photographs suitable for uploading onto the mathcymru website
- A summary of the aims and an evaluation measured against these aims
- Assessment of the future of the project and learning outcomes.
Grant application form
The successful schools for 2015/16 were:
Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi
Working with time and money
Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi report
Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth
Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth report Maes y Gwendraeth gallery
Ysgol Gymraeg Penalltau
Rhieni, Rhifedd a Rhesymu
Ysgol Gymraeg Penalltau report
Pen y Bryn Primary
Pen y Bryn Primary School report Pen y Bryn Primary gallery
Brick by Brick
Ysgol Penycae review
Ysgol Rhydygors report
Sully Primary School
Rapturous Remarkable Reasoning
Sully Primary School report
Victoria Primary Wrexham
Victoria Primary Wrexham report Victoria matrix
Victoria reasoning communication sheet