The Royal Institution has announced that its STEM E&E (Enrichment and Enhancement) Grant Scheme will re-open for applications in October 2016.
Grants of up to £500 towards choosing a maths activity listed in the online STEM Directories are being offered by the Royal Institution, funded by The Clothworkers’ Foundation. The scheme is designed to help integrate maths Enrichment and Enhancement activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development. The activities are described as ‘enrichment and enhancement’ because they enrich or enhance (go beyond) the school curriculum. The activities are usually events or experiences that cannot be delivered with standard school resources. The grant can be used towards any activity listed on the STEM Directories to cover fees and expenses of the activity provider as well as travel expenses incurred by the school. Any other expenses incurred by the school are not covered. In order to apply for a grant, applicants need to be from a state-funded school, academy or sixth-form college in the UK and be a member of the school staff who is involved in teaching maths in that school.