Public Engagement Grant Programme (UK)

The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme will re-open for applications in March 2014.
Through the public engagement grant scheme grants of up to £1,500 are available to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. The Institute’s grant scheme aims to encourage and support the development of projects that:
• Raise public awareness of, and engagement with contemporary physics
• Inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics
• Reach audiences beyond the classroom; and develop the science communication skills of individuals.
The grant scheme is open to all and provides funding for individuals and organisations to organise public engagement with physics activities. This includes, but is not limited to, members of the Institute of Physics, researchers in academia or industry, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries.
An example of a project previously funded is:
Manor Field School for ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger…But How Do We Know?’. Where families in Burgess Hill had the opportunity to take part in an evening of hands on activities exploring the accuracy of measurement in sporting events, with particular focus on the Olympics.
www.iop.org/about/grants/outreach/page_38843.html

Charity Number: 1118616 | Company Number: 4323551