Who is eligible to receive funding?
Any organisation or individuals delivering UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth groups, IET or IMechE members and STEM organisations can apply. However, organisations directly funded by IET or IMechE may not be eligible.
What projects are eligible for funding?
A wide range of projects can be supported. Any activities or projects receiving IET or IMechE funding are ineligible for submission. There are a few items the scheme cannot cover and for a list of exclusions please read the EEGS guidance.
How much grant funding is available?
Two levels of funding and two funding rounds are available each year, in the Spring and Autumn. Awards of up to £5,000 are available for standard applications, and a small number of awards of up to £15,000 are available for projects aiming to make a bigger impact.
What is a successful project?
To increase your chances of success, your application should demonstrate diverse expertise and a range of skills from a variety of sectors. Applications will be assessed by a panel of judges against the criteria listed in the EEGS Guidance.
All projects must involve IET or IMechE members, who act as an Advocate for your project. Any project without an Advocate must secure one before beginning a project application.
Available are overviews of previous successfully funded projects, including a video clip of the grant at work supporting family learning workshops at the Beacon Museum.