Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools.
Through the fund the Society aims to support projects that:
- Develop science communication skills of chemists – building capacity and opportunities for chemists and chemical scientists to engage with schools and/or public audiences
- Engage with school students – inspiring and raising aspirations of student audiences to nurture a future generation passionate about the chemical sciences
- Engage with public audiences – involving a wide range of people in relevant contemporary issues in the chemical sciences
- Provide under-represented audiences, communities and places with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities, delivered or coordinated by skilled people
The Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants – up to £5,000 and large grants – up to £10,000.
Previously funded projects include:
- Kents Hill Park School received a grant to launch and run a science club.
- “Cool chemistry at the seaside” where the Society awarded a grant to volunteers in Ramsgate who transformed an empty town-centre shop into a makeshift theatre, delivering free chemistry demonstrations to anyone.
The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is the 3 May 2022.