Science Week 2020 Funding Available
British science week is on the 6th – 15th March and we can’t wait to get stuck in with workshops, free assemblies and science clubs in schools across the UK. British Science Association grants are now closed but the following funding may still be available. Don’t forget Fun Science has created a range of workshops specifically for British Science Week’s theme of Our Diverse Planet.
Enhanced Equipment Grant
The Royal Society of Chemistry is offering grants of up to £1000 to be used to purchase equipment, outside of the usual school science budget, to run practical chemistry experiments. Whilst not specifically for British Science week, this equipment could be used to enhance British Science Week and then used for experiments throughout the year.
There are no specific restrictions except that this grant is only available to primary and secondary schols in the UK.
Grants for Chemistry Clubs
Another one from the RSC – there are grants of up to £1000 available for primary or secondary schools either running or hoping to run an extra-curricular chemistry club. Again, there are no specific restrictions but the RSC are hoping to inspire as many children as possible to pursue chemistry so a club that will be long lasting and potentially ideas that can be shared between multiple schools would be more likely to attract funding.
Grant for School Science
This grant from the Armourers’ and Brasiers’ company offers £600 for primary schools and £1000 for secondary schools to be spent on science equipment, science events or enabling students to participate in science competitions.
Free assemblies from Fun Science
If you are based near a Fun Science branch, you can have a free assembly for your whole school, once a year. There is absolutely no charge and no obligation to book any Fun Science workshops. This can be used to introduce science week or at another time in the year. British Science Week is Fun Science’s busiest time of year so if you are hoping to book for then, please do get in touch early!