As part of its commitment to growing and diversifying the community of people interested and involved in science, the British Science Association runs the British Science Festival Community Grant Programme.

The British Science Festival, coordinated by the British Science Association (BSA), is Europe's longest-standing national event which connects people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists. Tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate the latest developments in science and to engage in open discussion about issues that affect our culture and society.

The British Science Festival 2017 will be jointly hosted by the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton between 5-9 September 2017, transforming the city of Brighton & Hove into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology.

The BSA is providing grants of £500 to community groups/organisations in Brighton & Hove that work directly with audiences who are traditionally underrepresented and currently not engaged in science activity. We want to empower and support community groups to run their own science activities as part of the British Science Festival, enabling new local audiences to engage with science.

Please read the grant guidelines for more information.

The deadline to apply has now passed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the BSA at