In response to the much-publicised skills gap in the British engineering industry, the Ironmongers’ Foundation wishes to support initiatives that encourage talented young people under the age of 25 to study science subjects at school and go on to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) -related further education or vocational training.
STEM Grants are available to registered or exempt charities within the UK, with a preference given to projects engaging young people between the ages of 12 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds with a preference for urban areas outside London and particularly areas in the north and midlands with a manufacturing presence.
Applications will not be accepted from schools.
Activities must be additional to those funded by government or other sources e.g., covered by school budgets.
The Foundation prefers to support smaller projects where its contribution can make a real difference. Most grants are below £10,000.
The next closing date for applications is the 1st April 2021.