Grants of up to £2,000 are available from the Chemistry Society through the Small Grants Outreach Fund.
The Fund provides financial support to members, individuals and organisations to enable them to run chemistry-based public and school engagement activities.
Grants can support anything from one off events to large programmes of activity and should aim to offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching activities and opportunities to further engage their students with outreach; provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities, and assist members in maximising their outreach and engagement contribution.
Applications for schools engagement activities should demonstrate how the proposed activities will:
- enrich student’s chemistry education and not solely deliver the curriculum
- provide students with opportunities to explore chemistry through local contexts, AND/OR
- demonstrate career opportunities and develop employability skills, AND/OR
- provide opportunities which would not normally be accessible to the students taking part, e.g. for hard-to-reach student audiences.
The scheme is open to individuals and organisations, including, but not limited to, members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, member-led groups, schools, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries.
It is a rolling application process and the next deadline is 12 noon on the 9th September 2019.
The Society also runs a large grants programme for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000. This is currently closed to applications.