The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) offers grants to schools, educational institutions, youth clubs and Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) organisations for projects that increase engineering knowledge for children and young people aged 5-19 years.
The Engineering Education Grant Scheme is funded jointly by IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). There are two levels of funding available, awards up to £5,000 for standard applications and awards up to £15,000 for projects with national reach or long-term impact.
Projects that inspire young people to study science, technology, engineering and maths subjects or raise awareness of engineering or technology-based careers are welcome to apply.
Projects are ineligible if they only develop activities that will be delivered in individual schools, for the sole benefit of that school. The IET encourages interested organisations to form partnerships and apply together for a grant in order to maximise the impact and skill-sets available. Further funding criteria can be accessed via the website.
Applications must be made via the online portal and there are frequent deadlines throughout the year.