The Causeway Foundation and the Ri will work together to support more children and young people from disadvantaged areas to participate in STEM activities.
31 October 2013
We are thrilled to partner with Causeway Foundation in helping children and teachers in schools in disadvantaged areas across the UK to take part in an activity which inspires and promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ideas and activities.
For three years the Ri has been running Enrichment and Enhancement (E&E) Grant Schemes for schools who have been unable due to lack of funding to host an activity led by a professional mathematician or scientist. The schemes offer schools across the UK an exciting opportunity to host a STEM E&E activity for their teachers and students and help integrate E&E into school practice.
Dr Diane Crann, Masterclass Programme Manager at the Ri, said “We are delighted that many more children now have the opportunity to take part in these exciting hands-on activities and hope that they become really inspired by the science and mathematics all around them.”
Phil Brown, CEO of Causeway Technologies Ltd which supports the Causeway Foundation, said: “As a technology company we see clear benefits to society from nurturing an air of excitement around the STEM disciplines from an early age. We are therefore delighted to be able to support the Ri’s excellent work through the E&E schemes.”
Grants of up to £500 are offered to eligible state-funded schools or academies in the UK to have an activity from the STEM Directories (www.stemdirectories.org.uk) in 2013/14.
Previous schemes have awarded over 260 grants to schools which include primary, secondary, sixth form and special schools. The Causeway Foundation Scheme will offer a further 40 grants to be awarded to deserving schools.
This grant scheme is now open and will close on Friday 31 January at 5pm. For more information and to apply, visit the STEM Directories website. Please ensure you have read the grant terms thoroughly, particularly the eligibility criteria and the guidance on what to include in your application. Priority will be given to schools meeting certain criteria; please see the grant terms for more details.
The Causeway Foundation was established in 2011, primarily to support and relieve the needs of disadvantaged and exceptionally talented young people. Through funding, event organisation and use of our expertise, we strive to help them develop their skills, capacities and capabilities, to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.