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Engineering Education Grant Scheme

How much is the grant?

There are two levels of funding available. Awards of up to £5,000 (inclusive of any applicable VAT) are available for standard applications, and a small number of awards of up to £15,000 are available each year for projects that aim to make a bigger impact.

Who can apply?

Any organisation that delivers UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth groups, IET or IMechE members and STEM organisations can apply. However, organisations that are directly funded by IET or IMechE may not be eligible. In addition, any activities or projects receiving any IET or IMechE funding are ineligible for submission. There are a few items the scheme can not cover and for a list of exclusions please read the Engineering Education Grant Scheme guidance.

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. All projects must involve IET or IMechE members, who act as an advocate for your project. Any project without an advocate must source or request an advocate before beginning a project application.

Previous successfully funded project overviews including video clip of the grant at work supporting family learning workshops at the Beacon Museum.

What has the scheme achieved to date?

Workshops at the Beacon Museum

When are the 2020 funding rounds?

Scheme opens Closing date Decisions announced
27 January 2020 27 March 2020 w/c 25th May 2020
22 June 2020 19 October 2020 w/c 30th November 2020