Inspiration for your British Science Week grant application

Interviews with teachers and community group leaders about their grant-funded British Science Week events

As British Science Week approaches, you may be starting to think about science events and activities you could run during the occasion. If you’re not a science expert (don’t worry, a lot of us aren’t either!), this could seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? How do you ensure your activities are fun, engaging and accessible? Over the coming months we’ll be releasing a wealth of resources on the British Science Week website to help you with your planning, including themed activity packs.

But, if you’re thinking of applying for a Kick Start Grant or Community Grant, time is of the essence, as the deadline for applications is Monday 8 November 2021. To provide you with some inspiration as you put together your application, be sure to check out our case studies from teachers and community group leaders who have been in your shoes. From activities about the brain to creating a soil map of your local area, the sky is the limit when it comes to arranging events and activities for the Week.

Kick Start Grants

We spoke with Sharon Smith, Head of Science at The Pilgrim School in Lincolnshire, a special needs hospital school, about how they spent their Kick Start Grant funding for British Science Week 2021!

Click here to read more case studies of schools that have received Kick Start Grants.

Community Grants

Here, Kayleigh Mills of Jasmine Road Community Gardens and Mohammed Rahman of the Wardleworth Community Centre Association discuss how they spent their Community Grant funding for British Science Week, and offer advice for community groups thinking about applying for a 2022 grant!


Click here to read more case studies of community groups that have received Community Grants.