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Building on the project in future

Applying for this scheme

 The 2020 round is now closed to new applicants and the next round of funding will open in 2021. 

Covid-19 update: for those applicants still working on their Stage 2 form, the second deadline is Friday 30 October at 10pm GMT.

To access your Stage 2 application, please click here

Please contact with any questions.

Here are some ideas for building on your Partnership Grants project in the future:

  • CREST Awards: This awards scheme, run by the British Science Association, is for science, technology, engineering and maths projects involving 11-19 year-olds. Participation in a Partnership Grants project can count towards a CREST Award; advice on using the two schemes together is available in the case study on The Thomas Hepburn Community School.
  • National Science and Engineering Competition: This competition is an opportunity for projects to compete on a national basis. Finalists are invited to showcase their work to around 24,000 students, teachers, journalists and VIPs at The Big Bang Fair, held in March each year.
  • STEM Clubs: These clubs allow children to explore, investigate and discover STEM subjects in a stimulating learning environment, away from the constraints of the school timetable or a prescribed curriculum.
  • Become a business: Several Partnership Grants projects have established themselves as successful businesses, including projects at Writhlington School and Axe Valley Community College.
  • Publish research: In December 2010, pupils from Blackawton Primary School in Devon made history by being the first group of school children to publish their research in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Students are encouraged to publish their findings in the Young Scientists Journal.
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