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The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) 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 our 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 - open in Jan 2018

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

The grant scheme is open to all (individuals and organisations). This includes, but is not limited to, members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, member-led groups, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries.
Full eligibility and selection criteria are on their site.