CREST for underrepresented audiences funding
Engage Grants (formerly known as CREST for Underrepresented Audiences grants) are available twice a year to help support UK schools to run CREST Awards. Schools that have high numbers of pupils who are often underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply for funding of up to £600 (£300 plus voucher codes to cover CREST Award registration fees) in the Autumn and Spring terms. For more information about the Engage Grants and other opportunities available to teachers in the Engage Teacher Network, visit the Engage Network page.
Other Funding Opportunities
For other financial support for STEM in schools, you may wish to look into the following:
- The Royal Institution’s ‘Science in Schools’ grants offer schools the chance to host free visits from professional presenters to engage children in science education, meet CPD requirements for teachers, engage families, and raise funds for your school.
- Royal Society Partnership Grants of up to £3000 are available to schools to enable students, aged 5 – 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects.
- Keeping Science Practical from the Association for Science Education (ASE) offers secondary schools the chance to deliver practical science provision and offers schools CPD, consultancy and networking support.
- Royal Society of Chemistry: Educational Grants Scheme funds small educational projects in schools and colleges enhancing the learning (and teaching) experience in relation to chemistry for students (and teachers).
Grants and funding to run CREST
CREST Grants We would love all UK pupils to have the opportunity to achieve a CREST Award, but know that the registration and support costs can be a barrier for some schools. For schools with high numbers of pupils who are often underrepresented in ...
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The CREST guiding principles
The below principles are the overall ideas that govern how the CREST Awards work. They are different to the CREST criteria, although the criteria are based around these. Real-world context CREST projects and activities have a clear real-world ...
FAQ 3 - How much do the CREST Awards cost?
You can find our full table of costs (including international prices) on our website: Fees and Funding. All CREST Awards in Wales are free as they are fully subsidised by the Welsh government. We do provide grant and funding opportunities to run ...
CREST entry fees for Welsh students
CREST Award fees for students in Wales are paid in full by the Welsh government. This arrangement will continue until at least 31 March 2025. Please choose Wales as your delivery country when asked. This will ensure you aren't charged for your Award ...