The British Science Association is accepting applications from community groups for funding to support activities taking place during British Science Week 2020.
Each year, the British Science Association (BSA) offers grants to voluntary and community organisations to help fund their British Science Week (BSW) events and activities. British Science Week is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that is coordinated by the BSA and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In 2020, it will be held from 6 to 15 March.
Grants of either £500 or £1,000 are available for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity.
The funding can be used for materials, room hire, publicity, speakers, trainers, freelancers, project specific staff costs, AV hire, reasonable volunteer expenses, transport or other costs of activities or events celebrating British Science Week (6 – 15 March 2020).
Priority will be given to events and activities that show they fit with the BSA’s goal of making science a fundamental part of culture by:
- Being embedded in the local community.
- Showcasing science’s role in everyday life or challenging the idea that science is separate from culture.
- Leaving a legacy.
Examples of events and activities include, but are not limited to:
- Sports science sessions with football and rugby clubs.
- Community-led research projects and experiments with youth clubs and groups with special needs.
- Scientifically-informed theatre productions and art activities.
- Scientist-led tours and nature walks.
To be eligible, events and activities must target and include hard-to-reach audiences, which include:
- People who are Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME).
- People with low socio-economic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income.
- People with a physical or mental condition or impairment.
- People living in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people.
- Girls and women.
The deadline for applications is 11 November 2019 (5pm).
For more information, visit the British Science Week website.