About the Fund
The Dudgeon Community Fund STEM Programme aims to increase motivation and competence within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects for pupils aged 12-18 years so that those pupils are more likely to continue education or employment within the STEM areas.
The Fund aims to support projects which can demonstrate that they will make a sustained difference to the target group.
All applications must be for a STEM initiative which will be delivered to pupils in school years 8-13 in education in the Great Yarmouth, Breckland or North Norfolk districts.
£100,000 is available for 2022/23. Grants will normally be for a maximum of £10,000 but where the proposal is to work across multiple sites a larger request will be considered.
The Fund will not cover costs associated with normal delivery of the curriculum e.g. existing teacher salaries or building maintenance.
Who can apply?
Applications can be made by:
- non-fee paying schools
- charities and other not for profit organisations that are experienced in working with this age group and which meet NCF general eligibility criteria: Is my group eligible to apply?
Organisations which previously requested multiple year funding are asked to apply again in this round and their application will be judged alongside new applications. Organisations which have previously been awarded funding should confirm that all of that funding has been spent and provide a separate update on the results of the funded work.
Funding is offered for one year with projects which achieve delivery success being able to apply for a further grant for the 2023/24 academic year.
We aim to confirm grant decisions in July 2022 to enable projects to start in the autumn term.