Wroughton Science Museum community grant bids invited

By Barrie Hudson - 23 August 2022

Charity
  • Eligible projects must focus on science, technology, engineering, maths or the environment

    Eligible projects must focus on science, technology, engineering, maths or the environment

People involved with specialist community projects are being urged to apply for grants of up to £20,000.

The Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Sustainable Futures Grants support charitable and community activities that focus on science, technology, engineering, maths and the environment, such as renewable energy, ecology or habitat conservation.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that benefit communities within a 10km radius of Wroughton Solar Park.

Projects must:

Focus on the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, maths) and/or the environment

- Either create a physical asset, address an issue and/or encourage learning or engagement

- Benefit communities within a 10km radius of Wroughton Solar Park

 

Priorities for the fund are projects or activities that help groups or communities to:

Reduce carbon emissions/footprint

- Create sustainable/renewable energy solutions

- Take positive local action to tackle climate change

- Improve learning or engagement in STEM subjects and/or the environment

- Trial or implement a new STEM or environmental solution to a local problem

There are also Supporting Communities Grants of up to £2,500, which are open to projects which will improve the lives of people living in parish areas including Wroughton, Chiseldon,  Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon.

Decisions will be announced in February.

Online information sessions will be held on 7 September at 7pm and 8 September at 10.30am.

Places on the former can be booked at Meet the funder - Science Museum Wroughton Solar Farm Fund Tickets, Wed 7 Sep 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite and on the latter at Meet the funder - Science Museum Wroughton Solar Farm Fund Tickets, Thu 8 Sep 2022 at 10:30 | Eventbrite

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