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WA Small Grant Recipients Announced

scienceweek@scitech.org.au

Thank you to the over 35 applicants who put forward incredible ideas for Science Week activities in 2018. We received over $60 000 of funding requests for event ideas from across Western Australia. Applications were reviewed by an independent subcommittee from the WA Coordinating Committee for National Science Week.

Applications were only considered if the proposed activity met all mandatory, and any additional desirable criteria. The Committee was able to award $30 000 in small grant funding to 19 successful applicants this year, with the majority of our grant applications coming from libraries and community resource centres across the state.

Supported activities in 2018 include the creation of a science comedy show, podcasting workshop for scientists, magnetic science toy expo, armistice code-breaking, and ‘star-grazing’ activities across WA.

Congratulations to our successful grant recipients for 2018:

Western Mobility, Geraldton
Nannup Garden Village
Australian Science Communicators WA, Perth
Goldfields Regional Toy Library, Kalgoorlie
Dalwallinu CRC
Peel Bright Minds Inc., Mandurah
Esperance Library
Writing WA Inc, Perth
Mukinbudin CRC
Shire of Moora
Kulin CRC
City of Wanneroo Libraries
Murdoch University
UWA Gravity Centre
Wickepin Library
Cunderdin CRC
Kondinin CRC
Victoria Park Library
Mullewa CRC

Key dates for grant recipients in 2018

Submit valid tax invoice via email: No Later than 31 May
Invoices paid: By 30 June
Logos will be provided that must be used on all event/ project material: After invoice has been received
Register your event(s) on National Science Week website: By 1 July
Event or project staged: in August (ideally during National Science Week 11-19 August)
Successful applicants submit post-event feedback and reports: 5pm Friday 14 September

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