This scheme offers grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week, including CREST Award related activities. There are three options available:
Kick Start grant: A grant of up to £300 for your school to run an activity
Kick Start More grant: A grant of up to £700 for your school to host a science event or activity which involves your students and the local community
Kick Start Youth grant: A grant of £150 for your school to run an activity during British Science Week organised by students
CLOSED: Funding to run CREST Awards with underrepresented audiences
If registration and support costs are a barrier to running CREST, grants of up to £600 are now available to support and enable schools and organisations to run CREST Awards with young people underrepresented in STEM. More information
CLOSED: Funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) for CREST Awards in London (Closed 31 August 2021)
The Mayor's London Scientist scheme is funded by the GLA. CREST SuperStar, Discovery and Bronze Awards are free for all pupils who attend a state school in Greater London which meets at least ONE of the four criteria below. The scheme runs until 31 August 2021 but there are a limited number of funded awards available. You will need a voucher code to access the funded awards.
- Over 30% pupils receiving pupil premium funding
- Over 75% pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds
- All pupil referral and alternative provision units
- All SEND schools
Get a voucher code: To receive a voucher code for the Mayor's London Scientist project, please send us an email from your school email account with your name, school name, school postcode and the criteria which your school meets.