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    STEM Hub  |  For Teachers
    Funding for STEM in Schools

    Below is a selection of grant schemes STEM Clubs could apply to. It is recommended that you always read the criteria and guidance for applicants carefully to ensure your project fits with the grant schemes’ aims. Many funders are available to talk through your ideas on the phone before you submit your application.

    Biochemical Society

    The Biochemical Society wishes to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.

    Applications are invited for sums up to £1000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover). Two rounds a year in April and September.

    Click here for further information.


    British Ecological Society

    The British Ecological Society offers outreach grants of up to £2,000 to its members and others, including schools, to promote ecological science to a wide audience.

    Click here for further information.

    British Science Association Kick Start Grants

    The British Science Association offer School Activity grants of up to £300, or ‘Our School Community’ grants of up to £700 to run activities during British Science Week (was National Science and Engineering Week).

    Click here for further information.

    Holmes Hines Memorial Fund

    Administered by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), the Holmes Hines Memorial Fund offers small awards to help individuals or organizations with any scientific or engineering based activities where public funds are not available. No set application date.

    Click here for further information.

    Institute of Physics

    The Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics run a small grants scheme designed specifically for schools and colleges.

    The scheme provides schools with grants of up to £500 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics or engineering. Awards are made three times a year.

    Click here for further information.

    Raspberry Pi

    Raspberry Pi education fund is open to organizations including schools and STEM Clubs. Grants range from £100 to £125k as long as they fit within the aim of promoting computer science and its use across STEM and the arts. Grants require matched funding.

    Click here for further information.

    Royal Society

    The Royal Society’s Partnership Grants scheme provides grants of up to £3,000 for science projects run at a school in partnership with a practicing scientist or engineer. Awards made twice a year.

    Click here for further information.

    Royal Society of Chemistry

    The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry Club grant scheme is targeted at activities that are at schools/ colleges outside the normal science timetable. Teachers can apply for funding up to £1,000 for their Club. Awards made four times a year.

    Click here for further information.

    Science and Technology Facilities Council – Small Awards

    STFC Small Awards offers the opportunity of funding ranging from £500 – £10,000 for projects in Public Engagement relating to STFC science and technology.

    Click here for further information.

    Society of General Microbiology

    Grants of up to £1,000 to support microbiology teaching initiatives and events are available to School Corporate or School Representative Members of the Society.

    Click here for further information.

    STEM Directories Grants

    The STEM Directories occasionally run grants of up to £500 for schools who wish to run an activity listed on their directory.

    Click here for further information.

    Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards

    The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £2,500. The funding goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit health, sustainability or opportunities for young people.

    Click here for further information.

    Wellcome Trust People Awards

    The Wellcome Trust supports biomedical research that aims to improve the health of humans and animals. People Awards provides grants of up to £30,000 for innovative and creative projects that engage the public with biomedical science and/or the history of medicine. Due to the scale of the grant, you may want to consider applying for longer term projects that have a high impact and involve collaboration, either with other schools or with universities, scientists or artists. Awards made four times a year.

    Click here for further information.

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