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SchemeDetailsAmountDeadlines*How To Apply
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Rolls Royce Science PrizeOpen to all teachers of science in schools and colleges in the UK and ROI in 3 age categories: 3-11, 11-16 and 16-19. The funding is for any science- teaching project idea that meets a need in your school or college.9 x £5k grants + support of a specialist mentor OR
50 x £1k Special Merit Awards.
Late Mayhttp://science.rolls-royce.com/home/index.jsp
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Royal Society Partnership
Grants
For schools to work with scientists. To support teachers, scientists and engineers in working together to inspire young people.Up to £3kLate Februaryhttp://royalsociety.org/education/partnership/
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Engineering & Physical
Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Holmes Hines Memorial Fund
To help individuals or organisations with activities related to science and engineering for which public funds are not available. Applications can be in any area of science and engineering.Small
Awards
Rolling deadlinehttp://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/routes/pe/holmeshinesfund/Pages/applicationinformation.aspx
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Ernest Cook Trust
Small Grants
These grants focus upon the needs of children from the UK concerning the environment and the countryside. All applications are expected to link in with the National Curriculum or recognised qualifications; particular weight is given to projects which improve levels of literacy and numeracyFrom £100
to £3,000
5 rounds per year (February, May, July, September and December)http://www.ernestcooktrust.org.uk
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The Society for
General
Microbiology (SGM)
The SGM awards some education grants, applicants must be members.£200 -
£3,500
No closing datehttp://www.sgm.ac.uk/grants/schools.cfm
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Nuffield Foundation
Science Bursaries
Scheme
First year A level students can apply for summer holiday placements at university science departments or in industryApprox £70 per week to
cover expenses of attending placement
Different deadlines for different areas –
see website.
http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/go/grants/nsbsc/page_394.html
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Quartet Community
Foundation Grants
Small, community-based charities and voluntary groups (which can include schools) in the West of England whose work benefits local people. Grants are given to a broad range of causes and applications are welcomed from both new and established groups.Many up to
£1,000 with the occasional £10K
www.quartetcf.org.uk/apply
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Primary Science Teaching TrustFunding innovative projects focused on enhancing the teaching of science in primary schools.Not statedOctoberhttp://www.pstt.org.uk/funding-projects.aspx
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Science and
Technology Facilities
Council
Awards funds for small, local projects. Anyone can apply. The large awards scheme provides funds for projects which are expected to have a significant regional or national impact.£500 to £100,000Small Award at beginning of the year. Large
Award at the end of the year.
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1882.aspx
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RCUK National
Science Week
Awards
For activities carried out during National Science Week. Public debates, talks, exhibits, hands- on demonstrations and lab visits to inspire the next generation of scientists. Open to Research Council-funded grant holders, postgraduate students and those working in all Research Council centres.Funds are
available up to
£2000.
This scheme is
now run annually.
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/sis/linksci.htm
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The Tesco Charity TrustCommunity Awards benefit local organisations whose core work supports children’s education and welfare.Between £1,500
and £5,000
Late Januaryhttp://www.tescoplc.com/tescocharitytrust
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Esmee FairbairnWon't fund research, but could fund facilitiesup to £300kTwo stage application, rolling deadlines for the first stagehttp://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/what-we-fund/sectors/education
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Sita TrustFunds conservation or nature projectsup to 75kVarious deadlines depending on fundhttp://www.sitatrust.org.uk/
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Wellcome TrustFunds outreach for "biomedical science"up to £30kFour deadlines per yearhttp://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Funding-schemes/People-Awards-and-Society-Awards/index.htm
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Woodward Charitable TrustSpecific funding priorities, don't like unsolicited proposals, and only from small charities (<£300k)rarely over £5kAnnual, with deadlines in May and Decemberhttp://www.woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/guidelines.html
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Co-operative Community FundWide range of local projects, including educationup to 2kNot statedhttp://www.co-operative.coop/membership/local-communities/community-fund/
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NatureSave TrustEnvironmental and conservation projectsHave funded 7.5kNot statedhttp://www.naturesave.co.uk/the-naturesave-trust/
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British Ecological Society Outreach GrantPromotion of ecological science to a wider audienceup to £2000Two deadlines per year in March and Septemberhttp://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants-awards/outreach-grants/
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Royal Entomological Society Outreach FundThe improvement and diffusion of entomological scienceup to £500Rolling deadlinehttp://www.royensoc.co.uk/awards/ORF_and_CPF_Grants.htm
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