Engineering education grant scheme (EEGS)                             

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme provides support for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 5-19. 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) have merged their educational grant schemes to produce greater coherence in their funding for formal and informal learning support. This combined scheme is designed to streamline the application process, promote partnership working and strengthen how successful interventions are measured.

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting STEM learning and careers awareness. The EEGS also supports projects that improve wider engineering literacy.

Who can apply?

Any organisation capable of developing and delivering UK-based educational activities is eligible to apply, including schools, IET or IMechE members and STEM organisations. We are particularly keen to receive applications for projects from teams with diverse expertise, a range of skills and from a variety of sectors.

How much is the grant?

There are two levels of funding available. Awards of up to £5000 (inclusive of any applicable VAT) are available for standard applications to the fund, and up to four awards of £15,000 are available each year.

Projects funded by the scheme

Read about projects that received funding:

2019 Funding Rounds

Scheme opens Application deadline Decisions announced Project start date 
29 January 2019 29 March 2019 27 May 2019  1 June 2019 or beyond
22 June 2019 14 October 2019 2 December 2019 1 January 2020 or beyond

Apply for a grant

Find all of the information you need to apply for a grant from the Engineering Education Grant Scheme.

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