Curiosity

Curiosity is a brand new £2.5m partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust which will use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.

We are inviting applications for grants of up to £10,000 to fund projects that engage children and young people in science based activities. This is not about formal education. Projects should encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference in their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons.

You do not have to be an expert in science, or even have delivered science activities before to participate, and we encourage organisations who want to try something new to apply.

Successful applicants will receive support from the Curiosity team to help them deliver and learn from high quality science activity in an informal setting.

You will also be part of shaping the future of this exciting initiative as well as able to apply to further rounds of grant funding.

Explore these pages to find out more about Curiosity, what we expect and how you can apply.

Timings

Applications to Round One of Curiosity are now closed. Applicants will know whether or not they have received a grant by the 15th of December. If you have a question about the progress of your application please contact pudseygrants@bbc.co.uk

More information about future Curiosity funding rounds will be available here in Spring 2018.

Follow Curiosity online

We will be online to answer your questions too. Head to the Curiosity Facebook Group and ask to become a member so you can receive updates and meet potential project partners.

About Wellcome

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They are a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. They support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate. More details about their work is available on the Wellcome web site.

Wellcome believes that all young people, regardless of their background, should be able to access, engage with and participate in fun and enjoyable science. This includes being able to explore science out of school, in informal settings with youth workers and volunteers. We are delighted to be working with BBC Children in Need to help support the youth sector to explore how it might do more science with young people.