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The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund provides financial support to members, individuals and organisations in order to enable them to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

Through the fund they aim to support projects that:

  • maximise their members' outreach and engagement contribution
  • offer teachers a range of effective curriculum-enriching activities and opportunities to further engage their students with outreach
  • provide hard-to-reach student audiences with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities, delivered or coordinated by skilled people
  • increase chemistry and chemists' influence in public discourse and decision-making in line with the findings of the Public Attitude to Chemistry research.

The Outreach Fund is split into two categories:

  • Small grants - up to £2,000 
  • Large grants - between £2,000 and £10,000

This means that they can fund everything from a one-off event, all the way up to large programmes of activity.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, and the next deadline is 12 noon on 13 May 2019

Full information and application including selection criteria and eligibility.


They are also providing some specific schemes to support activities celebration the International Year of the Periodic Table. Full information is at the bottom of the page linked above.