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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.

The funds aims are 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 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 fund is split into two categories:

  • Small grants - typically up to £2,000 but temporarily increased to £5,000
  • Large grants - typically from £2,000 to £10,000, temporarily increased from £5,000 to £10,000.

The deadline for small grants is 26 Oct.


Because of the current situation, they are relaxing some of their rules about eligible spend, and broadening the types of activity they will consider.

Full details and application