Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fwd: British Science Week 2015 - Grant funding deadline extension!

I work for the British Science Association and we are currently promoting the British Science Week grants.
I would be grateful if you could share the information below with the Museums and Science list.
Many thanks
Your community group or organisation could be eligible for a grant of £500. Plus you can receive free support, resources and activity ideas to help celebrate British Science Week 2015 (BSW), 13 – 22 March 2015. British Science Week is a celebration of the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events across the UK.
The British Science Association has teamed up with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to provide funding of £500 to community groups and organisations. The grant is aimed to engage audiences who are traditionally hard to reach with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activity.  As such, we hope this grant will inspire groups and organisations who do not traditionally run STEM events to try something new for British Science Week.
We will help you plan and organise your activity! The British Science Association offers a fantastic range of free resources and support to help you run straight-forward activities, including:
  • Pre-planned activity packs full of science investigations
  • How-to guides for planning, promoting and running science events
  • Case studies of previous years’ events
  • Free BSW marketing materials to help create a buzz around your event
  • You can also sign up to our monthly e-newsletter via our website
Applying is easy! Visit our website for full guidelines and to access our simple online application form:
The closing date for applications is 9am on 9 December 2014.
Your school could also be eligible for a Kick Start Grant of £300 - £700. These grants are designed to help schools in challenging circumstances. To find out if you are eligible and for further details visit:
Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Yours sincerely,
Christina Fuentes Tibbitt
Engagement Manager – Regional
The British Science Association believes that science should be a part of – rather than set apart from – society and culture, and is owned by the wider community. Our programmes encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with science, become ambassadors for science, and ultimately to be empowered to challenge and influence British science - whether they work in science or not.

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