To celebrate British Science Week, the British Science Association is awarding grants to schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own science and engineering events.

What is available?

There are two grants available:

  1. Kick Start grant: a grant of up to £300 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week.
  2. Kick Start More grant: a grant of up to £700 for your school to host a science event or activity which involves your students and the local community. The community can comprise of families and carers, members of local community groups, local businesses and local press.

Grants can be used for all kinds of activities including inviting a science speaker to school. holding a science fair, purchasing resources for cross-curricular activities or organising a school trip.

Who is eligible?

Eligible schools must either:

  1. Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils eligible for free school meals or the pupil premium;
  2. Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds; and/or
  3. Be a small school based in a remote and rural location.

How do I apply?

You need to register your event or activity on the British Science Week website and you will be offered the option of applying for a grant. Please read the guidance notes before you start your application; they can be found on the British Science Week website.

The deadline for applications is 5pm23rd November 2015.

Good luck!

What else is available?

There are also grants of £500 available for community groups to help them engage audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity and grants dedicated to helping organisations in Scotland and Wales.


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