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Funding to run CREST Awards with underrepresented audiences 

If registration and support costs are a barrier to running CREST, grants of up to £600 are now available to support and enable schools and organisations to run CREST Awards with young people underrepresented in STEM. 
 
Our recent research into the impact of CREST Silver shows the benefits of CREST are even more significant for disadvantaged students:
  • CREST Silver students eligible for free school meals saw an increase in their best science GCSE score (two thirds of a grade) compared to a matched control group
  • Students who were eligible for free school meals and took part in a CREST Silver Award were 38% more likely to take a STEM subject at AS Level than the matched control group.

The next application deadline to apply for this funding is Friday 20th October 2017 at 6pmMore information or apply online

British Science Week funding
 
Applications for British Science Week ‘Kick Start Grants’ 2018 will open in late September 2017. This scheme offers grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week, including CREST Award related activities. There are two options available:
  • Kick Start grant: A grant of up to £300 for your school to run an activity
  • Kick Start More grant: A grant of up to £700 for your school to host a science event or activity which involves your students and the local community

More information 

Funding from external organisations

If none of the above are suitable for your needs, one of the following grants from other organisations might be suitable: 

  • Royal Society Partnership Grants of up to £3000 are available to schools to enable students, aged 5 – 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects;
  • Institute of Physics, School Grants Scheme provides schools with grants of up to £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics or engineering;

  • Engineering education grant scheme provides support for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 5 – 19. Supported by the IMechE and IET;

  • Royal Institution STEM Grants  two ‘enrichment and enhancement’ (E&E) grant schemes for UK schools. Grants of up to £500 are for UK-registered state schools to host a STEM E&E maths or STEM activity selected from the STEM Directories;

  • Institute of Mathematics: Education Grant Scheme Individuals in secondary schools, Colleges of Further Education (FE) and Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the United Kingdom can apply for a grant to help with the costs of running or attending an educational activity relating to mathematics. Grants can be made up to £600;

  • Royal Society of Chemistry: Educational Grants Scheme funds small educational projects in schools and colleges enhancing the learning (and teaching) experience in relation to chemistry for students (and teachers);

  • The Raspberry Pi Education Fund funding to foster and support projects that help advance the education and understanding of computing of children aged between 5 and 18 years of age.