Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme (UK)
Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. Priority will be given to projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people’s everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry, and/or develop the science communication skills of people who are already highly trained in chemistry. The Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants – up to £2,000 and large grants – between £2,000 and £10,000. Previously funded projects include “Cool chemistry at the seaside” where the Society awarded a grant of £2,000 to volunteers in Ramsgate who transformed an empty town-centre shop into a makeshift theatre, delivering free chemistry demonstrations to anyone. The closing date for small grants is 12 noon on the 15th January 2018; for large grants the closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 14th May 2018.