IB grants

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides short-term grants for schools experiencing temporary financial challenges or schools that are demonstrably increasing access to IB programmes.

Who can apply?

This fund offers grants to schools or education districts in two categories:

Category 1: IB World Schools experiencing temporary financial difficulties owing to unpredictable circumstances beyond their control, such as natural disasters, the impact of war or conflict, or other unforeseeable and temporary challenges. Please note that inflation and currency devaluation are not considered temporary financial difficulties.

Category 2: IB World Schools that can clearly demonstrate that they are significantly widening access to IB programme(s) and/or that they will be significantly contributing to a more diverse, inclusive IB Community – for example, the addition of the IB Career-related Programme (CP) in schools already authorized for the Diploma Programme.

Nature of the grants

Grants are short term, valid for one year with a possible extension to two years maximum.  Funds can be used for the training of teachers and administrators, the payment of the IB annual school fee for one or more programmes, or to support creative schemes to widen access and diversity.

Grants will take the form of a credit to the school's IB account.  This will enable a rebate in annual fees or payment of workshop expenses in lieu of reimbursement of costs incurred through schemes to widen access and diversity.

Schools with overdue amounts owing to the IB are not eligible to apply for an IB Grant.  Any school (or school district) that has previously been awarded an IB Grant is only eligible to reapply three years after the date of the previous award.

The ongoing sustainability of an IB programme in the school is a key consideration in the award of a grant.


Eligible schools can apply for grants through this form, the IB will accept applications from 1 April 2024 through 30 April 2024

The form can be completed in Spanish, French or English; select the globe dropdown menu in the top right-hand corner of the form to change to desired language.