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Funding Sources

This page is populated by the public engagement team with funding sources for public engagement work that we are aware of. If you think we have missed anything, please email and we will add this to the page.

This page is funding open for applications all year round. For time limited calls/ opportunities to take part in events such as festivals please see our funding opportunities page.
Wellcome Public Engagement Fund

This funding is for anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research. You can apply for anything from £5,000 up to £3 million, for up to 5 years.

Society for Applied Microbiology - Public Engagement Grants

This grant is designed to support events where aspects of microbiology are promoted to the general public and other relevant stakeholders. Events eligible for support can be very diverse, from pieces of art to popular music, or funds may be used to aid individuals to attend and exhibit at public science festivals. The main criterion is that the event/activity must in some way promote the science of microbiology. The maximum award for this category is £3,000 and is normally a one-off payment.

Design History Society: Outreach and Events Grant

The DHS Outreach Event Grant provides assistance for DHS members to convene a public event to promote design history beyond a traditional academic setting. This Grant is part of the Society’s aim to promote the field of design history and to play a role in shaping inclusive and innovative forums, support activities that offer new perspectives on how design history can engage diverse audiences, and contribute to public discourse that reaches wider communities. The DHS Outreach & Events Grant will award a total of up to £250 to successful applicants. Applications are welcome all year round, with the exception of events scheduled during or around the annual DHS conference.