Science Week 2020 Grant Information
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Grants Available For British Science Week

We don’t give grants out ourselves, they are provided mainly through the British Science Association.

Community Grants

This grant scheme aims to recognise the expertise of community leaders working with their local audiences. Two levels of funding are available:  

  • £500 to run one or more events during British Science Week   
  • Up to £1,000 to run one or more events during British Science Week, as well as follow-up activities that will lead to continued engagement  

To be eligible, applicants must represent a community-based group, club or organisation that works directly with audiences who are traditionally underrepresented and currently not engaged in science activity, including: 

  • people from ethnic minorities 
  • people with low socio-economic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income 
  • people with a physical or mental condition or impairment 
  • people living in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people 
  • girls and women 
Kick Start Grant

This grant scheme is for eligible state-funded schools to put on events for students, parents and the wider community, including other schools in the area.

The Kick Start Grant is a grant of £300 for your school to run an activity for students at your school.

To be eligible, schools must meet at least one of the following criteria:  

  • Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils eligible for the pupil premium or equivalent; 
  • Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds; 
  • Be a small school based in a remote and rural location. 
Kick Start More Grant

This grant scheme is for eligible state-funded schools to put on events for students, parents and the wider community, including other schools in the area.

Kick Start More grant: A grant of £700 for your school to run an activity which involves your students and the local community.

To be eligible, schools must meet at least one of the following criteria:  

  • Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils eligible for the pupil premium or equivalent; 
  • Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds; 
  • Be a small school based in a remote and rural location. 
Kick Start+ Youth Grant

This grant scheme is for eligible state-funded schools to put on events for students, parents and the wider community, including other schools in the area.

Kick Start grant + Youth grant: A grant of £450 for your school to run an activity for British Science Week as well as an additional activity organised and delivered by students aged 10-19.

To be eligible, schools must meet at least one of the following criteria:  

  • Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils eligible for the pupil premium or equivalent; 
  • Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds; 
  • Be a small school based in a remote and rural location. 
Local Businesses

Why not try contacting a local business? Very often they are keen to help local schools in return for a couple of photographs so it’s well worth taking to Twitter or a local town Facebook page and asking the question. Buzz phrases such as “corporate responsibility”, “engaging with your local community”, “investing in the future workforce” and “giving opportunities to the less priviliged” tend to work well, and don’t forget to remind them that they can expense it!

Trained Presenters

Children Entertained*

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Events in 2019

Get In Touch

If you would like to find out more about what we do and how we can help you with your event please do get in contact!