British Science Week small grants, deadline 12 November 2018 (5pm)

5 October 2018

The mission of the community grants scheme is to expand the audiences that engage with science and self-identify as having an interest in science by empowering and supporting community groups to run their own science activities during British Science Week (8 to 17 March 2019).

Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity including:

  • people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic.
  • people with low socio economic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income.
  • young people facing adversity, including those not in education, employment or training.
  • 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.
  • people living in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people.
  • girls and women.

What can be funded?

"Grant money can be used for materials, room hire, publicity, speakers, trainers, freelancers, project-specific staff costs, audio visual hire, reasonable volunteer expenses, transport or other costs of activities or events celebrating British Science Week.

"Grant money cannot be spent on large competition prizes, large non-consumable equipment (e.g. purchasing microscopes or computers), on-going salary costs, costs that are already covered by other funding, general running costs and overheads that are paid for by other income. More than half of the grant cannot be spent on refreshments or project specific staff costs."


Please read the guidance notes, before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 12 November 2018 (5pm).



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