The British Science Association is offering grants to eligible schools and voluntary and community organisations to help fund their British Science Week (formerly National Science and Engineering Week) events and activities during March 13-22 2015.
Four grants are available for BSW 2015:
- Kick Start Grants - grants of £300 for school activities (and up to £700 for schools/communities) in the UK faced with challenging circumstances.
- Scottish Grant scheme - grants of £200 for schools and £350 for organisations in Scotland.
- Welsh Grant scheme - grants of £200 for schools and £350 for organsations in Wales.
- Community Grant scheme (new for 2015) - grants of up to £500 for community-based groups and organisations working with hard to reach groups in the UK whose targeted audience/participants include those not traditionally engaged with science. These might be people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME); with low socio-economic status (SES); not in education employment or training (NEET); or who live in a remote and rural location.
Eligible activities and events can include:
- Presentations from invited speakers on science and/or engineering topics.
- Field trips to local science centres, museums or university science departments.
- Arranging a talk or workshop with a local STEM ambassador.
- Recruiting a freelancer to deliver an arts and science activity.
- Fete, family science days, mini festivals, science fairs.
- Busking displays run in public venues, such as a supermarket, park or high street.
- Hands-on workshops.
- Debates and discussions with scientists.
All applications must be made via the online registration form.
The application deadline for the Kick Start, Scottish and Welsh grant schemes is November 14, 2014.
The application deadline for the Community Grant Scheme is December 2, 2014.
For more information, visit the British Science Week website at http://britishscienceweek.org/plan/grants/