Although the Biochemical Society can only provide a maximum of £1,000 for an outreach activity, there are other sources of funding out there for those who want to run larger scientific outreach events. Applying for funding from other institutions to supplement your Biochemical Society outreach grant is not prohibited, as long as your grant still achieves the criteria for an outreach grant from the Society and the extra funded is noted within your application.
We have created a list of various organisations that offer public engagement and outreach grants to members and non members.
Below are some more organisations you could try:
British Society for Immunology – a Communicating Immunology small grant is worth a maximum of £1000, members only.
Royal Society Partnership Grant – a grant for events organized by practicing scientists/engineers with school teachers, and aimed at 5-18 year olds. £3000 maximum.
Research Councils UK – although not responsible for directly administering funding, they may also be interested in collaborating with of funding part of an outreach project if it falls within their interests and remit.
Science and Technology Facilities Council – the STFC offers generous grants for public engagement projects based on the council’s themes. Awards can range from £500 to £100,000 depending on the particular funding opportunity.
The Physiological Society – Outreach Grants provide £1000 for Members of The Society to work with schools with a rolling deadline at the end of each month