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Local Heroes

Science in a community near you

The scheme aims to engage audiences with the influence of science and scientists on local communities across the UK.

Grants of up to £3000 are available to accredited UK museums and other institutions.

Applying for this scheme

Applications are currently closed but will reopen in August 2018. Register your interest to be the first to find out when future applications open.


Local Heroes Projects 2017

We are pleased to announce that 15 museums and galleries from all over the country have been selected for this round of the Local Heroes scheme. 

These projects unearth the stories of scientists from across the ages – from pioneers of the industrial age, to intrepid Victorian dinosaur hunters and the discoverers of polythene – an invention that changed the world.

Read the full list of awarded projects.