The British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is providing grants of £500-£1000 grants to community groups to run their own science activities during British Science Week (9-18 March 2018).
The mission of the British Science Week Community Grant Scheme is to expand the audiences that engage with science and the grants are available community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity. This can include:
- People who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)
- People with low socioeconomic status (SES), including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income
- Young people facing adversity, including those not in education, employment or training (NEET)
- People with a disability
- People living in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people.
Community grants cannot be used for events or activities with school groups unless they are a special needs school. For school activities, the schools themselves, if they meet the eligibility criteria, should apply for our Kick Start Grants.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 13th November 2017.