Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier

British Science Week is a ten day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Taking place on 10-19 March 2017, it is a great way to engage young people of all ages with STEM through a variety of activities and events taking place all around the UK.

Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier, as the British Science Association, with funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy, is providing grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own science and engineering events.

Whether you’re looking to book a science presenter, organise a science fair, purchase resources or take a class on a trip, the Kick Start grant will help you on your way to making British Science Week 2017 the best yet!

There are two types of grant available:

Kick Start grant

A Kick Start grant is a grant of up to £300 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week.

Kick Start More grant

The Kick Start More grant is a grant of up to £700. This grant can be put towards the cost of your school hosting a science event or activity which involves your students and the local community.

To be eligible, schools must either:

  • have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils eligible for the pupil premium or equivalent
  • have a high proportion (over 30%) of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds
  • be a small school based in a remote and rural location

Application deadline is 21 November 2016. 

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