Building on the project in future
Applying for this scheme
Partnership Grants is currently closed to new applications.
The next round of funding will open in 2019.
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.