Funding for schools and community groups

Two grants are available to schools, community groups or non-profit organisations.

British Science Week 2024 Grants

Schools and community groups can apply for Kick Start Grants and Community Grants respectively to fund, organise and run their own events and activities during British Science Week, which is taking place on 8-17 March 2024. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the campaign – an opportunity to make your celebrations extra special!

Supported by UK Research and Innovation, these grants cater for audiences who, for a wide variety of reasons, do not usually get the chance to engage and get hands-on with science. The funding allows them to participate and enjoy this annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)!

Kick Start grants from between £150 and £700 are available and Community grants from £500 to £1000.

Applications for both Kick Start Grants and Community Grants close at 11.59 pm on Monday 6 November 2023.

Nineveh Trust – Funding for Projects that Promote a Better Understanding of the Environment and Countryside (UK)

UK based schools and not for profit organisations can apply for funding to the Nineveh Charitable Trust for a broad range of projects and activities that promote a better understanding of the environment and countryside, whilst facilitating improved access, education and research.

Whilst the Trust does not specify a minimum or maximum grant amount that can be applied for, an analysis of previous grants would suggest a maximum of £5,000 per year for up to three years.

Previous projects supported include:

• Busby Primary School which received a grant of £2,000 to build a ‘vertical garden’ for environment enhancement as well as the children’s educational value;

• a grant of £1,400 to Bickleigh-On-Exe Primary School to create an all-weather school and community gardening area with poly-tunnel and shed;

• Castlemilk Day Nursery which received a grant of £5,000 to build a multi-function shelter with provision for special needs teaching; and

• St Joseph’s Specialist School & College, which received a grant of £4,000 towards a community garden expansion.

Applications are usually discussed at the Trustees’ quarterly meetings and applications can be submitted at any time to the Nineveh Trust.


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