Grants of up to £1,500 are available to give financial support to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities. The 2013 grant scheme has two rounds and Round 1 will close at 12 noon on 22 October. All projects funded must be completed by 31 December 2013. The grant scheme aims to encourage and support the development of projects that:
· Raise public awareness of, and engagement with, contemporary physics
· Inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics
· Reach audiences beyond the classroom
· Develop the science communication skills of individuals
To find out more visit www.iop.org/about/grants/outreach/page_38843.html
Grundtvig is part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme which funds training opportunities for adult education organisations, staff and learners. Organisations involved in adult education provision can apply for funding through the Grundtvig programme to host interactive learning workshops for European participants on a specific educational theme. Workshop themes could include:
· Active citizenship and intercultural dialogue
· Language learning
· Discussion groups on issues of common European interest
· Basic number, literacy and ICT skills for personal development
· Visual and creative arts
Approximately €9,000 (around £7,000) will be available to put towards the preparation and management of a Learner Workshop and the travel and subsistence costs. Learner Workshops must be held before the 31 August 2014.
To find out more visit www.grundtvig.org.uk or go direct via http://digbig.com/5bgnjx
Organisations that work with young people are invited to apply for up to £30,000 to support disadvantaged young people in filmmaking projects. Please note that they will be accepting a maximum number of 50 applications for Pilot grants and 30 applications for Studio grants, and will not be able to accept any further applications once these numbers have been reached.
To find out more visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk/fundingstream/young-film-fund
Big Society Network’s Spring Giving Programme has launched a guide about the basic ideas behind crowdfunding – the concept which uses social media to reach out to large numbers of people and raise funds for ideas, projects and causes. The guide contains a history of crowdfunding, tips on how to go about it and some case studies.
To find out more visit www.spring-giving.org.uk/ or go direct via http://digbig.com/5bgnjw
Grants of up to £1,000 are available through this programme. The foundation's vision is to create opportunities for “happy, healthy and safe” children across North East England. This programme supports community projects across the region working to improve children's health and wellbeing in particular addressing these priority areas: child safety; disability; mental health; wellbeing. Grants can cover purchases of things such as sensory equipment, healthy eating sessions and child safety workshops.
To find out more visit http://digbig.com/5bgnkw