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Grants available for National Science Week events in WA

National Office

The Western Australian Coordinating Committee for National Science Week is offering grants to fund STEM activities/events to be held in in Western Australia in August, preferably during National Science Week (15-23 August).

Small grants for organisations/community groups are available.

Applicants may apply for up to $2000 (excl. GST).

Grants are available for individuals, community groups, universities, libraries, CRC’s, research institutions and organisations to hold events for members of the General Public to engage with science. The purpose of these grants is to facilitate events or projects that add value to National Science Week in Western Australia. These grants are not intended to fund existing activities.

Get creative with your events and projects! Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans is the schools theme for National Science Week in 2020. This theme can provide inspiration to get creative and celebrate Australia’s STEM accomplishments and spark innovation.

To be eligible applicants must ensure that:

  • The activity engages the general public with an innovative and science-based event or project.
  • The activity is held in August 2020, ideally during National Science Week (15-23 August). Events may occur anytime during the month of August and will still be promoted as a National Science Week event.
  • The activity is free for the general public to attend.
  • The activity is not only school-based.
  • The grant covers the cost of consumables, promotional materials and costs associated with an invited speakers but not event coordination or staff delivery costs.
  • You plan to evaluate* the activity by collecting feedback from participants.
  • You will be able to complete a report* upon the conclusion of your activity.

*both feedback and reporting templates will be provided by Scitech.

Desirable criteria include:

  • Involves two or more organisations working in partnership to coordinate the event.
  • Event or project partners with, or aims to engage underrepresented, or disadvantaged groups with science (e.g. minority groups, multicultural, indigenous, low socio-economic, disability, regional or remote groups) or youth.
  • Involve novel and/or innovative programs that have not been part of National Science Week before.
  • Create an opportunity for attendees to further explore science activities in their local area after the event or project.
  • Uses National Science Week as a launching point for a broader program or event with lasting impacts or outcomes.

Apply by completing the application form (231kB, .docx) and then email it to the National Science Week Coordinating Committee in WA. Applications should be received no later than 5pm on Friday 17 April 2020.