31/05/2012 - Talking Science Grants Scheme Launched for Scotland
The Talking Science Grants scheme is designed to support public activities and events that ignite a passion for science, technology and engineering or mathematics (STEM).
The programme will explore the impact of these topics have on everyday lives. Funding will be awarded to projects that take science activities to a public audience in rural or remote parts of Scotland, or disadvantaged areas in towns and cities.
The scheme has a total budget of to £300,000 available for distribution in 2012-13.
There are four tiers of grant available:
- £40,000 for projects reaching at least 12,000 people (up to four awards).
- £25,000 for projects reaching at least 6,500 people (up to five awards).
- £10,000 for projects reaching at least 2,500 people (up to five awards).
- £20,000 will be shared by smaller or pilot projects, with an audience of at least 1,000 people. The minimum grant available is £3,000 and the maximum is £8,000.
The funding can be used to support a range of costs incurred in the delivery of a project. These can include (but are not limited to) venue hire, transport costs, relevant staff costs (not ‘annual salary’ costs except where these can be directly and reasonably allocated to project delivery), marketing and publicity, and consumables required for activities.
Applications may come from community groups, businesses (including sole traders), charities, colleges, universities, research institutes, visitor attractions, museums, civic groups, local authorities, and any other organisation in Scotland wanting to engage with a public audience on science, technology, engineering and maths topics.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the 2012/13 round is 17 July 2012.
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Source: scotland.gov.uk, 31/05/2012
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