Community grant case studies

Learn about the community grant and see case studies from previous applicants

British Science Week Community Grants

The Community Grants can be used to fund a diverse range of projects across many different community organisations, even if science is not typically within their remit.

We have compiled some case studies to give you sense of the breadth of the projects which have been funded in the past and how they have benefited from the grants. We hope you find them useful! For more information about the grant scheme, please visit the grant webpage.


2018 case studies

Sabita Kumari-Dass, Protége.

Protége is an ‘aspirational and cross genre’ charity working with 35-45 ‘divergent’ young people aged 12-24 with exceptional needs.  Click here to find out more about how Founding Director and grant recipient Sabita used the community grant to run a series of workshops and activities.

 Dan Wharton, Bradford Central PRU 

Bradford Central is an Assessment PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) which caters for 11-16-year olds.  Students go there on short term placements for either assessment and/or intervention, and the aim is to get students successfully back into mainstream education.  Click here to find out more about how teacher and grant recipient Dan used the community grant to create a series of practical lessons for the PRU.

Carmel Britto, LFP Kiddies Club


Carmel Britto, LPF Kiddies Club CIC

Carmel runs LPF Kiddies Club, creating opportunities for children and young people to develop the functional and life skills needed to improve their life chances, eradicate poverty and break social immobility. Click here to find out more about what Carmel did with her British Science Week funding.

2016 case studies

We also have 6 case studies that we compiled case study interviews with six 2016 grant recipients.

Read about their experiences: 2016 Community Grant case studies

2015 case studies

We also have four 2015 case studies which further highlight the high quality and breadth of community grant events, focusing here on how the grant recipients organised and delivered their activities. Find out more below.

Commotion Arts “Gesture Café”

National Autistic Society, Ladbroke Grove Centre “Science Bonanza Week”

Full Circle, St Paul’s Youth & Family Project “Science Extravaganza”

Museum of Cannock Chase “Engineering Remembrance”

2020 case studies for Kick Start grants

You might also be interested in some of the case studies from our Kick Start grant programme – specifically designed for schools and teachers. You can download a copy of the case studies from the website here.