Next year’s British Science Week (BSW) is happening on the 10-19 March 2017. It will feature thousands of STEM events and activities across the country – and you can be a part of it.
The British Science Association is offering two grant schemes to support any BSW activities that you or your organisation(s) want to run.
Applications are now open and will close on 21 November 2016 at 5pm.
This scheme offers grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week. There are two options available:
Kick Start grant: A grant of up to £300 for your school to run an activity
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
This scheme offers £500-1000 grants for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity. Our definition of groups that are underrepresented in science includes:
- people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)
- people with low socio economic status (SES)
- young people with anti-social behaviour, including those not in education, employment or training (NEET)
- people with a disability, defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term effect on someone’s ability to do normal daily activities (Equalities Act 2010)
- girls and women
- people living in a remote and rural location
How to apply
Applying for a grant is simple. You will need to register your event or activity and complete all sections of the form, then you’ll be offered the option of applying for a grant. Don’t worry if you don’t yet have all the details for the event or activity you are requesting funding towards – just register with as much information as you have.
For more information, please click the links above. Alternatively, you can drop an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org