The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through its science in society work, provides grants towards several of the BSA’s projects: British Science Week, the CREST Awards, and the UK Science Festivals Network.

BEIS’ support for British Science Week includes funding the BSA to administer a grants programme for schools in challenging circumstances (the Kick Start grants scheme) and community groups working with under-served audiences (the Community grants scheme).

The Department also supports the British Science Association's (BSA) flagship education programme, the CREST Awards. This includes funding towards the development of Digital CREST – a digital delivery model for the UK’s largest national award scheme for project work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

The CREST Awards are the UK’s largest national award scheme for project work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, and works to enrich students' interest in STEM subjects and careers.

BEIS funding also supports a special project targeting disadvantaged schools and pupils who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to STEM enrichment activities – thus opening up access to STEM project work opportunities and important inquiry-based learning skills to thousands of young people, especially those who might not self-identify as being interested in science.