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Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund (UK)

Individuals such as researchers and organisations such as museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries, etc can apply for grants to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools through the Royal Society of Chemistry's Outreach Fund.

The Royal Society of Chemistry are currently prioritising funding for projects that have one or more of the following outcomes: 

  • Audiences are engaged with issues around sustainability linked to chemical sciences
  • Under-served audiences are better connected with or represented by the chemical sciences
  • RSC members have opportunities to develop and/or use their engagement skills
  • Well-being is enhanced or supported through the activity of the project or partnership
  • Families connect with chemistry in fun, creative and participatory ways
  • Audiences are engaged with chemistry in and through local contexts

Two levels of funding are available:

  • Small grants of up to £5,000
  • Large grants of £5,001 - £10,000

Previously funded projects include:

  • Kents Hill Park School received a grant to launch and run a science club.
  • "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Society awarded a grant to volunteers in Ramsgate who transformed an empty town-centre shop into a makeshift theatre, delivering free chemistry demonstrations to anyone. 

The next closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is the 10th June 2024.


Useful Links:

Application Guidance

Past Projects


15th April 2024