Financial Support

How to get started

A number of charities offer financial assistance to help schools start teaching Classical Civilisation and Ancient History.

Gilbert Murray Trust Classical Civilization Textbook Grants

The Gilbert Murray Trust has £750 to distribute, in grants of at least £100 each, to assist with the purchase of textbooks for the teaching of Classical Civilization, at GCSE, A-level and equivalents, in non-fee-paying schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Applications are invited by 20 October 2023. They should be made by email to the Secretary of the Gilbert Murray Trust Classics Committee, Professor Phillip Horky: Successful applicants from 2022/23 may reapply, but priority will be given to new applicants.

There is no set application form, but applications should include a note of:

  • the number of pupils engaged in the study of Classical Civilisation in the school applying, and at what level
  • the current level of textbook provision in the subject at the school
  • the budget available for the purchase of teaching materials for the subject for the academic year 2023-4

For more information, see

Classics for All

A national charity for Classics in schools, Classics for All give grants to state schools so that their students can benefit from the introduction of Latin and other classical subjects.

TO APPLY: Applications are open all year round. Simply get in touch, or see more details on their website.



TWITTER: @classicsforall

The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

The Hellenic Society Council considers applications from institutions and Schools for small grants to assist projects and events in the field of Hellenic Studies. Typical projects for schools include the development of new courses in Greek, books, and other teaching materials, Classics days or conferences, Greek plays by schools and summer schools. Grants are usually in the range of £100-£500, but larger amounts are sometimes awarded.

TO APPLY: Download the application from the website.


TWITTER: @Hellenic_Soc

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

The Society’s Schools Committee makes grants to schools to help promote the teaching of Latin and Roman studies. Grants usually range from £50 to £500. Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books and resources for Roman studies. It also makes awards to schools and museums organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, especially if they benefit large numbers of children throughout the year. The Committee does not offer grants to support one-off school trips or events.

Applications from schools planning to start courses in Latin are particularly welcome. The Society does not give grants for the Minimus books as schools may apply direct to the Minimus Project.

TO APPLY: Applications should be sent to The Secretary, Roman Society,Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

Applications should arrive by the 1st February, 1st July or 1st November in any year. There is no special application form, but applicants should provide information about the level of their departmental budget, the type of courses taught, and in the case of applications for books, a list of the books wanted with their prices.


TWITTER: @TheRomanSoc

The Classical Association

The CA has traditionally supported Greek and Latin reading competitions, regional Greek/Roman days and school conferences. In addition it now supports a wider range of outreach events if they tend towards the promotion of public awareness of the importance of Classics and/or support Classics in schools. Activities might include: public talks or small interactive sessions on the Classical World (either one-off or a series); reading and discussion groups; theatrical performances; costs to support schools who would otherwise find it difficult financially to attend a Classical exhibition or event off-site.

The CA may agree to fund travel expenses and associated costs for speakers and/or organisers (but not, normally, professional fees). Such associated costs may include room hire, hire or purchase of materials and advertising, but not catering costs.

TO APPLY: Download an application form from the website.



TWITTER: @Classical_Assoc

The British School at Athens Teachers’ course

The British School at Athens organises a four-day intensive course every second year for school teachers of Greek civilisation which explores Ancient Greek history and archaeology through site tours and lectures. The course covers a number of key subjects in the A level Classical Civilisation & Ancient History syllabus.

Specifically, the course focuses on the Persian Wars, Athenian Democracy, Imperialism, Greek Architecture and Sculpture, and includes visits to the Acropolis, the Kerameikos, Sounion, Delphi, the Piraeus, and the National, Acropolis and Piraeus Museums.

The course fee (£600 shared; £700 single) includes hotel accommodation, travel between sites, some group meals, and a resource pack with plans and study materials. Participants must organise their own flights to Athens. A number of travel bursaries are available thanks to the generosity of the Classical Association.

All relevant information (advert, itinerary, application form) will be available on the website in December, when the call for applications will open.

British School at Athens