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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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The Institute Of Physics - Public Engagement Grant


The Public Engagement Grant Scheme (PEGS) aims to support the IOP Limit Less campaign by improving the relationship with physics of young people and their influencers, including their parents and carers. This could be by showcasing relatable role models of those doing physics, actively challenging stereotypes and preconceptions, sharing positive messages about physics, and more!

The grant looks to prioritise projects that reach families with young people under the age of 16 who identify with one or more of the following groups currently underrepresented in the physics community:

  • Girls and young women
  • Disabled young people
  • LGBT+ young people
  • Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Black Caribbean young people

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

The scheme is open to individuals and organisations in the UK and Republic of Ireland who are passionate about promoting engagement with physics. You might be:

  • a community group
  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • an IOP member
  • a researcher in academia or industry
  • a museum
  • a library
  • an arts group

When to apply

They will accept applications on a rolling basis from 1 February to 5pm on 6 September and have three decision making points during throughout the year:

  • Round 1: Applications received between 1 February to 1 April. Applicants will receive a notification of the outcome of their application in May, and payment no earlier than the end of May.
  • Round 2: Applications received between 2 April and 1 July. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application in August, and payment no earlier than the end of August.
  • Round 3: Applications received between 2 July and 6 September. Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application in October, and payment no earlier than the end of October.

Next deadline: 6 Sep 2024

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically via the online form on the Institute of Physics website.

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Activites funded: Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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