The Royal Society of Chemistry currently has funding open to support public and schools engagement events and activities. The outreach fund has two pots of money:
- Small grants (from £500 to £2,000)
- Large grants (from £2,000 to £10,000)
Deadline is noon on Monday 13th January.
The grant scheme is open to both members and non-members in the UK and ROI to support school activities that aim to:
- enrich student’s chemistry education and not solely deliver the curriculum – providing students with opportunities to explore chemistry through local contexts
- demonstrate career opportunities and develop employability skills
- provide opportunities which would not normally be accessible to the students taking part, e.g for hard-to-reach student audiences.
So you could apply for a grant to bring in one of the South West’s brilliant local science communicators, like Matthew Tosh, Hands on Science or Explorer Dome – see the full local listing here.
Public engagement activities
Grants will be awarded to public engagement activities that:
- increase chemists’ visibility as approachable people
- increase the publics’ confidence in discussing chemistry
- demonstrate the relevance of chemistry to everyday interests and concerns