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British Science Week Funding

British Science Week (BSW) is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that is coordinated by the BSA and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Applications for British Science Week 2018 are now open, offering grants for community organisations, and schools to run events during British Science Week, 9-18 March 2018

Grants for community organisations

Community-based groups and organisations that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity can apply for grants of £500 and £1,000.
There are two levels of funding:

The funding is intended to expand the audiences that engage with science and self-identify as having an interest in science by empowering and supporting community groups to run their own science activities.


Kick Start grant scheme – for schools in challenging circumstances

There are three types of grant:

The type of activity you run is up to you and depends on your own priorities and the resources at your disposal.



To be eligible to apply, schools must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils eligible for the pupil premium or equivalent;
  2. Have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds; and/or
  3. Be a small school based in a remote and rural location.*

All applications for British Science Week 2018 grants will close on 13 November 2017 at 12 noon. 
If you have any questions, please contact the British Science Association: bsw@britishscienceassociation.org

Website for more information: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/about-us/grants/

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