BBC Children in Need - NEW Curiosity Grant Programme

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Curiosity is a brand new £2.5m partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust which will use the power of informal science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.



We are inviting applications for grants of up to £10,000 to fund projects that engage children and young people in science based activities. This is not about formal education. Projects should encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons.

You do not have to be an expert in science, or even have delivered science activities before to participate, and we encourage organisations who want to try something new to apply.

If you feel inspired by the idea of helping children and young people to understand more about the world around them, visit our website to find out more about the scheme.

Successful grantees will be offered ongoing support to complete their project.

In the meantime, you can join our Curiosity Facebook group to receive updates and meet potential project partners.

Contact Siobhan McKenna 028 9033 8218 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.