British Science Association grants:
We currently provide four sources of funds to support branches in the development and delivery of their event programmes.
- Start-up grant
Branches are eligible to receive a start-up grant of £500 in their first year. At the end of the first year, if a branch has met all of the minimum requirements and has a balance of less than £1000, they will be eligible to receive a second and final grant of a further £500.
These £350 grants are allocated once a year to support branch events and activities taking place during National Science & Engineering Week. (Grant scheme for NSEW 2014 now closed.)
- Strategic grants 
Branches can apply for strategic grants to meet the costs of their events programme. Grants are allocated to eight branches a year, and are based on the quality of the proposed programme, and its relation to our objectives. Visit our Strategic Grant page  for more information and details on how to apply.
- Match Funding 
Many branches seek to raise funds from other sources that are external to the British Science Association. In order to support this fundraising activity at a local level, we offer to match the money raised by branches. This means that up to £250 of the funds raised by your local branch could potentially be doubled through this scheme. Visit our Match Funding page  for more information and details on how to apply.
Other sources of funding:
The British Science Association has teamed up with Rethink Recycling Appeal . The company collects old mobile phones, printer cartridges, DVDs, Laptops and other electronic devices for reuse and recycling, allowing you to turn your waste into donations for your branch! To find out more, visit our Recycling Scheme page .
Royal Society Partnership Grant
Schools (primary and secondary) can apply for up to £3000 to work with scientists and engineers on creative investigations that inspire students with the excitement and wonder of cutting-edge science or engineering research. Click here for more information.
There are several other ways to raise additional funds for your Branch that will help to further strengthen Branch programmes. These sources fall into four broad categories:
- Local businesses (cash and in-kind support)
- Local trusts
- National science grant-making bodies
- Charging for some or all branch events (by ticket or a tin-shake for donations)
Schemes such as EasyFundraising, which enable you to support your branch whilst shopping online, at no extra cost.
Support for branches:
If you need any additional support or ideas for fundraising, the Regional Team is on hand to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact your Regional Officer. Training is also available to branch members wanting to learn more about fundraising techniques.