The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) offers grants to UK-based schools, educational institutions, youth clubs and Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) organisations for projects that increase engineering knowledge for children and young people aged 4-19 years.
The Engineering Education Grant Scheme, (EEGS), 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 a small number of awards up to £15,000 for projects aiming to make a bigger impact.
Two funding rounds are available, opening in late-January and mid-July, each year, with funding available in August and January respectively. This year’s dates can be found on the EEGS website.
Projects that inspire young people to study STEM subjects or raise awareness of engineering or technology-based careers could be funded.
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 must have an IET or IMechE member to act as project Advocate.
Full details, including relevant deadline, entry criteria, guidance documents, FAQs and Advocate request information can all be found on the EEGS website.