Apply now: Funding of up to £500 available for community groups

Are you working for a local community group based in Coventry and Warwickshire? Apply for a community grant to run an event or activity as part of this year’s British Science Festival!

Grants of up to £500 are being offered to local community groups and organisations who work with audiences traditionally underrepresented and currently not engaged in science activity.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the BSA’s mission, as it believes science should be accessible to everyone and that all people should have the opportunity to engage with science as a cultural activity, regardless of their background. The grants will therefore allow for new local audiences to engage with science. They empower and support community groups to run their own science activities with the interests of the local population at the forefront.

Events that target adults, demonstrate science’s wider involvement in culture, and that are embedded in local communities with a continued legacy will be prioritised.

Grant applications are open now and must be completed by 26 June 2019. Applicants can apply here by filling out a short online form.

This is the third year the British Science Festival Community Grants scheme has run, following a successful pilot in 2017. Previous community recipients have used the money for a huge range of activities, including community allotments, workshops for people recovering from addition, and career advice sessions for school leavers.

Grant guidelines are available on this page.