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Science Events that Engage Under-Represented Audiences

Community groups can apply for funding to run their own science activities during British Science Week, working directly with people who are traditionally hard-to-reach and currently not engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity. Groups that are traditionally under-represented in science include:

  • People who are Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME).
  • People with low socio economic status (SES), 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.

Any project that engages at least one of these groups during British Science Week 2021 is eligible for funding.

Examples of activities that can be supported include:

  • Sports science sessions with football and rugby clubs.
  • Community-created science exhibitions in places of worship, community gardens, libraries and pubs.
  • Community-led research projects and experiments with youth clubs and groups with special needs.
  • Scientifically-informed theatre productions and art activities.

There are two levels of grants that groups can apply for:

  • £500 grants to run one or more events during British Science Week.
  • £2,000 grants to run one or more events during British Science Week, as well as follow-up activities that will lead to continued engagement after British Science Week.

The grants can be used for materials, room hire, publicity, speakers, trainers, freelancers, project-specific staff costs, audio-visual hire, reasonable volunteer expenses, transport or other costs of running the event or activity.