£150 - £700
8 Nov 2021
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Kick Start Grants

Are you excited to run events for British Science Week 2022 in your school, but need a helping hand?

With the support of UK Research and Innovation, we’re providing Kick Start Grants to help schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own activities and events during British Science Week. The aim of the grants scheme is to engage children who might not otherwise choose to participate in science, and to promote cross-curricular learning. All kinds of events and activities are eligible for support!

Types of grants

  • Kick start grant

A grant of £300 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week.

  • Kick Start Youth Grant

A grant of £150 for students aged 10-19 at your school to organise and deliver an activity during British Science Week.

  • Kick Start More Grant

A grant of £700 for your school to host a science event or activity that involves your students and the local community. The community can include families/carers, members of local community groups, local businesses and the local press.

  • Combined Kick Start Grant and Youth Grant

A grant of £450 for your school to run an activity during British Science and an additional activity organised and delivered by students aged 10-19.

You can now apply for both a Kick Start Grant and a Kick Start Youth Grant at the same time, doubling your chances of receiving funding! We may, however, only offer your school one of the two grants, depending on the volume and quality of applications.


The deadline for Kick Start Grant is 5pm on Monday 8 November 2021.