Several organisations, including the IOP, have grant schemes that could help to finance your physics-based outreach activity. For more information about individual schemes, please contact the relevant organisation directly.
Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant Scheme
The Institute’s public engagement grant scheme provides up to £2,000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland.
Institute of Physics School Grants Scheme
The scheme provides schools with grants of up to £500 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics or engineering.
Science and Technology Facilities Council – Small Awards Scheme
The Small Awards Scheme provides funds for small, local or 'pilot' projects promoting STFC science and technology. Anyone can apply, including the research community, schools, museums, etc. Awards are up to £10,000 and the expenditure can go towards materials, salaries and travel and subsistence.
Science and Technology Facilities Council – Large Awards Scheme
The Large Awards Scheme provides funds for projects which are expected to have a significant regional or national impact. STFC offer awards from £10,000 up to £100,000. Anyone can apply but project teams must have strong links with the Science and Technology Facilities Council's scientific research community. They also encourage partnerships between scientific and other (eg educational) organisations.
Royal Society - Partnership Grants
Grants are available for teachers and scientists or engineers to work together on exciting investigations for 5- to 18-year-olds. The maximum amount awarded is £3,000.