Grants and Funding

There are a number of grant schemes available to schools throughout the year. Some of the key funding streams are highlighted below with the activities Learn by Design can provide.

Institute of Physics School Grants Scheme

The Institute of Physics School Grants Scheme provides grants of up to £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering in schools and colleges based in the UK, catering for students aged 5 to 19.

  • Summer term 2017 activity : 1st February 2017
  • Autumn term 2017 activity : 1st June 2017
  • Spring term 2018 activity : 1st November 2017

Activities linked to astronomy, space and particle physics are particularly encouraged, as are those relating to engineering in areas such as energy, transport, information and communications, design and production and the built environment.  The funding could be used as part payment for a full day of STEM workshops. Further information and application form can be found here.

British Science Week 2018 – Kick Start Grants

This scheme offers grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week. 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

British Science Week is the 9th – 18th March 2018. Use the funding to facilitate a STEM workshop at your school and celebrate the world of science! For further information and to apply for this grant, please click here.

Contact us for more details and check out the other workshops we provide.