School Grants Scheme

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (formerly PPARC and CCLRC), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Physics run a small grants scheme designed specifically for schools and colleges.

The scheme provides schools with grants of up to £500 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics or engineering.

Eligibility and timing
The scheme is open to all UK educational institutions (schools and colleges) catering for pupils/students in the age range 5-19.

There are three deadlines per year:

Projects taking place in autumn term 20141 June 2014
Projects taking place in spring term 20151 November 2014
Projects taking place in summer term 20151 February 2015


Grants can be used to support a range of projects. Projects linked to astronomy, space and particle physics are particularly encouraged, as are those relating to engineering in areas such as energy, transport, information and communications, design and production and the built environment.

How do I apply?
Complete the application form (PDF, 715 KB) and submit it by email to schoolgrants@iop.org. Applications will only be accepted by email.

Please note: the scheme is extremely competitive; last year we funded 55% of the applications we received. For the best chance of success we strongly recommend you read the application guidance notes (PDF, 197 KB) in full before submitting your application. You may also want to look at the evaluation form (PDF, 678 KB). All sections of the application form should be completed. Any incomplete applications we receive will be rejected.