School Grants and funding streams
There are a number of funding grants available for your school or educational setting to utilise in order to bring learning into the classroom and beyond. Take a look at the below links and apply directly through the provider involved:
Institute of Physics- School grants scheme:
- Run jointly by the Institute of Physics, Institution of Engineering and the Technology Science and Technology Facilities Council your school or college can apply for up to £600. For more information and to apply for this grant please use the link: http://www.iop.org/about/grants/school/page_38824.html
Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach fund grant:
- Provides funding to enable you to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. – Applications will open later in the year. Check the link regularly for updates: https://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/
Royal Society of Biology - Outreach and Engagement grants:
- The RSB offers a number of grants to help those looking to run outreach and engagement events. School events or activities need to engage with audiences outside of the school Teachers can apply for funds to run events or activities including, involving or targeting their students, but these must also include an aspect of outreach or engagement with audiences that comprise of individuals that are not attendees or employees of the school. For more information please see:
Ogdon trust - The Schools Partnership Programme.
- This offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning. A partnership can apply for funding to support events, activities, trips and training.
Please follow the link: https://www.ogdentrust.com/school-partnerships
STEM learning - The STEM Clubs Programme:
- New STEM Exploration Grants are available to all UK schools and colleges. The £250 grants have been created to help schools enrich student learning and enhance both enjoyment and participation in the STEM subjects via extra-curricular STEM Clubs. Please see: https://www.stem.org.uk/news-and-views/news/stem-exploration-grants-available-uk-schools
The Engineering Education Grant Scheme:
- This supports UK-based educational projects that increase engineering knowledge among young people aged 5-19. It also supports projects that improve wider understanding of engineering.
Please see: https://education.theiet.org/funding/funding-schemes-and-bursaries/
Ernest Cook Trust Funding:
- The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity who aim to help the nation better understand the environment. Apprenticeship and scholarship programmes should have an emphasis on environmental engagement for example education about the land, food production, climate change, engineering technology etc. For more information and to apply for this funding please use the link below:http://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/apprenticeships-and-scholarships/
– Local impact funding:The Local Impact fund is to support those smaller local initiatives to help you support your community e.g. for sporting activities. To receive an application form please contact the Community Champion at your local store. For more information follow the link:
The Newcomen Collett Foundation:
- This foundation for the Borough of Southwark supports extra-curricular activities with schools able to apply for funding, whilst also assisting organisations which provide educational opportunities to schools and colleges in this area. For more information and to apply for this funding please use the link: http://www.newcomencollett.org.uk/organisations.html
Jack Petchy Foundation:
- Small Grants Programme (London and Essex) - Funding of up to £750 is now available to support organisations and schools in their work with young people
aged 11 -25.