Applications for BSW 2017 grants will open in October 2016.

There are three grant schemes available to support British Science Week activities: one for schools, one for community groups, and one for BSA branches.

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.

BSW Community Grants

This scheme offers £500-1000 grants for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity. Our definition of groups that are underrepresented in science includes:

  • people who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)
  • people with low socio economic status (SES)
  • young people with anti-social behaviour, including those not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • people with a disability, defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term effect on someone’s ability to do normal daily activities (Equalities Act 2010)
  • girls and women
  • people living in a remote and rural location

BSW Grants for BSA branches

This scheme offers £300-1000 of funding for BSA branches to take part in our national celebration by running local events during BSW. This scheme is open to BSA volunteer branches only.