Up to £1000 available for community events during British Science Week

Science Communicators! Applications for British Science Week 2019 grants are now open, and 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.
Community Grants are for 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 longterm 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

British Science Association (BSA) Volunteer Branches are able to apply for up to £500 to run one or more local science events for new audiences during British Science Week. Priority will be given to proposals that will engage local communities who are underrepresented or do not usually engage with science activity (listed above).

British Science Week is from 8 – 17 March 2019 and the deadline for submissions is Monday 12 November 2018, at 17.00Visit 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.

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



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