As part of the British Science Week (BSW), which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths; groups of 3 or more students, aged between 11-18 can apply for grants of £150 to organise a BSW event for other young people in the students’ school, in other schools or in the wider community.
The fund is open to school children in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. To be eligible for Kick Start Youth grant funding, students must be from a school that fulfils one or more of the following criteria:
- Over 30% of pupils eligible for pupil premium (i.e. additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils), or equivalent
- Over 30% of pupils from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME backgrounds)
- Located in a rural location.
If the grant application is successful, the £150 will be paid into the bank account for the school within two weeks of the BSA receiving correct account details from the school. The teacher supporting the application will be responsible for using the money to reimburse the students with any costs incurred.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 19th January 2018.