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Grants for schools

The Royal Institution runs two ‘enrichment and enhancement’ (E&E) grant schemes for UK schools. Grants of up to £500 are for UK-registered state schools to host a STEM E&E maths or STEM activity selected from the STEM Directories. Activities listed on the Directories are described as ‘enrichment and enhancement’ because they are events or experiences that enrich or enhance (go beyond) the school curriculum and cannot easily be delivered with standard school resources. The schemes are designed to integrate STEM E&E activities (such as shows, talks and workshops) into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development.

The maths E&E scheme will open in October 2016 and the STEM scheme in January 2017*. To stay informed about upcoming grant schemes, sign up to the Royal Institution’s Education newsletter.

(i) Maths E&E Grant Scheme: OPENS OCTOBER 2016*

Grants of up to £500 towards choosing a maths activity listed in the online STEM Directories are being offered by the Royal Institution, funded by The Clothworkers’ Foundation. The scheme is designed to help integrate maths Enrichment and Enhancement activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development.

(ii) STEM E&E Grant Scheme: OPENS JANUARY 2017*

Grants of up to £500 towards choosing a STEM activity listed in the online STEM Directories are being offered by the Royal Institution, funded by The Causeway Foundation. The scheme is designed to help integrate STEM Enrichment and Enhancement activities into school practice and to support teachers’ professional development.

*Conditional on the Ri securing funding. We will be able to confirm this at the end of the summer.

Other schools grant schemes

There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools. If you are aware of a scheme that is not listed here then please contact us so that we can add it.

British Science Association grants
Royal Society partnership grants
The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Education grant scheme
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and the Institute of Physics (IoP) schools grant scheme
Biochemical Society scientific outreach grants
Royal Science of Chemistry Education Grants Scheme