Applications for British Science Week 2019 grants are now open. There are different types of funding available for you to apply for, depending on the organisation you're part of and the audience you work with.  

British Science Week takes place from 8 – 17 March 2019. 

Community Grants 

This grant scheme recognises the expertise of community leaders working with their local audiences. Two levels of funding are available: 

  1. £500 to run one or more events during British Science Week  
  2. Up to £1000 to run one or more events during British Science Week, as well as follow-up activities that will lead to continued engagement 

To be eligible, applicants must represent a community-based group, club or organisation that works directly with audiences who are traditionally underrepresented and currently not engaged in science activity, including those who: 

  • are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) 
  • have low socio-economic status (SES), including people disadvantaged in education and income
  • are young people facing adversity, including those not in education, employment or training (NEET) 
  • have a disability, defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term effect on someone’s ability to do normal daily activities (Equalities Act 2010) 
  • live in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people 
  • are girls and women

Kick Start Grants 

This grant scheme is for eligible state-funded schools to put on events for students, parents and the wider community, including other schools in the area. 

Three levels of funding are available: 

  1. £150 for school event organised and delivered by a group of students 
  2. £300 for school-organised events 
  3. £700 for school-organised events involving students and the local community 

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

  • More than 30% of students supported by pupil premium or equivalent 
  • More than 30% of students from black, Asian or minority ethnic groups (BAME) 
  • Located in a remote and rural area (postcode classified as Rural) 

Visit the British Science Week website for more information, where you can download the grant guidelines, find case studies of previous grant recipients, activity resources and other event ideas. 

British Science Association (BSA) Branch Grants 

This grant scheme supports our volunteer branches to run local events for new audiences during British Science Week. 

BSA branches can apply for up to £500 to run one or more science events. Priority will be given to proposals that will engage local communities who are underrepresented or do not usually engage with science activity, as listed in the bullet points above. 

Please note that this grant is only available to British Science Association branches. 

Application Details 

All applications can be made via the online form: 

The deadline for submissions is Monday 12 November 2018, at 17.00. 

If you plan to run an event during British Science Week, tell us about it by pledging it on theScience Live website, where we can help you promote it and find speakers.