Public Engagement Grants

Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant Scheme

  • Funding available: up to £2,000
  • Closing date: 3 November 2017

The IOP Public Engagement Grant Scheme provides up to £2,000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. The grant scheme has two rounds each year. The second round of the 2017 scheme is now open. This grant is for projects finishing before the end of July 2018.

We strongly recommend applicants get in touch with Emma Watson, outreach officer engagement@iop.org to discuss ideas and ask questions before submission. Find out about previously funded projects.

Please apply by completing the online application form. Application must be sent to engagement@iop.org by 12 noon on 3 November 2017. Applications sent after this date will not be accepted.

BEN Black Environment Network, The Ethnic Minorities Award Scheme for Environmental Projects

  • Funding available: Up to £500
  • Closing Date: On-Going

Small grants are available to schools, community groups and individuals undertaking projects, which concern the environment and involve people from ethnic communities. Grants are for innovative projects, which do not fit into the grant categories of other larger environmental grant schemes. Find out more

British Society for Plant Pathology, BSPP Plant Pathology Promotion Fund

  • Funding available: up to £2,000
  • Closing Date: On-Going

BSPP wishes to promote an understanding and awareness of the importance of plant pathology to a wider audience than its membership. To that end, it has established a fund for the promotion of plant pathology, with the aim of stimulating interest in, and knowledge and awareness of, plant pathology to people who do not normally come into contact with the subject. Find out more

Economic and Social Research Council, Knowledge Exchange Opportunities Scheme

  • Funding available: Up to £125,000
  • Closing Date: On-Going

The scheme provides the opportunity to apply for funding for knowledge exchange activities (this includes public engagement) at any stage of the research lifecycle, and is aimed at maximising the impact of social science research outside academia. Find out more

EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Holmes Hines Memorial Fund

  • Funding available: No set amount, likely to be max. £1,500
  • Closing Date: 31 December 2017

Administered by the EPSRC, small awards are available to help individuals or organisations with any scientific or engineering based activities where public funds are not available. Find out more

Royal Society of Biology, Outreach Fund

Information on other organisations offering public engagement grants.

Royal Society of Chemistry, Event Grants

  • Funding available: Up to £500
  • Closing Date: On-Going

The RSC awards grants of up to £100 per academic year to help Student Chemical Societies stage an event that will benefit/promote chemistry and/or promote the RSC and the Student Chemical Society and help recruit new members. Student Chemical Societies can also bid for extra grants of up to £500 to stage a larger event. Find out more

Science & Technology Facilities Council, Public Engagement Large Awards Scheme

  • Funding available: £10,000-£100,000
  • Closing Date: 3 November 2017, by 4.00pm

Provides funds for projects, which are expected to have a significant regional or national impact. Open to all but should have strong links with the STFC scientific research community. Find out more

Science Wise Expert Resource Centre

  • Funding available: 50% of the total project costs
  • Closing Date: On-Going

Projects are commissioned directly with policy makers in line with priority areas for engagement in science and technology. Funding can be given to Government departments, agencies and Executive Non Departmental Public Bodies (providing there is support from a central Government department). Find out more

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