Science Grant Scheme
The Edina Trust Science Grant Scheme (SGS) is a non-competitive grant scheme. Funding is set aside so that there is enough for every school and maintained nursery in eligible areas to get the full amount.
Schools can use their grants for science resources, gardening equipment, science weeks, science subscriptions, science visits (in or out of school) and improving school grounds for science.
The eligible areas for the 2020-21 school year are:
Fermanagh & Omagh
Neath Port Talbot
Newry, Mourne & Down
The SGS runs in each area for three years. You can find out which year of the scheme your area is in by visiting our eligible schools page.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Trust is not currently accepting applications for science visits in or out of school.All other categories of application are encouraged and welcomed!
for Primary Schools and Special Schools
£600 per year for three consecutive years (total of £1,800).
Infant and Junior schools receive £300 for three consecutive years
(total of £900).
for Maintained Nurseries
One-off £420 grant at any point during the three year scheme. This includes stand-alone nursery schools and embedded nursery classes.
Apply for a Grant
Please select the grant you wish to apply for (school or nursery) and choose your local authority from the drop down menu.
N.B. You need to download the blank form to your own device before filling it in.
Open your saved copy, complete it, save your changes, and email it to the address given at the bottom of the form.
Visit our 'Tips on Applying' for guidance on filling out the form.
TIME SAVER: Alternatively, you can also choose from a selection of pre-filled application forms, which can be found below.
Primary, Infant, Junior and
Maintained Stand-alone nurseries and Nursery Units/Classes
STEM Day in a Box... and Beyond!
Pre-filled Application Forms
These pre-populated forms have been filled out for you, based on a selection of popular science curriculum topics. Many of the forms list items available through YPO, totalling ~ £600 for schools and ~ £420 for nurseries.
Please select your school's local authority area and download the form to your device
Save it to your computer; then fill it in it with your school's details and save your changes.
Email it to the address at the bottom of the form.
Electricity and Magnetism
Human Body and Forensics
General Science Cupboard
You can find these data loggers on the Data Harvest website.
To order, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote "Edina Trust Data Logging @ £599".
You can find these STEM day boxes on The Curiosity Box's STEM Day in a Box website.
To order, add the bundle to your basket and quote "19EDINA20" at checkout.
Light and Colour
Messy Play: Mud Kitchen
Coding & STEAM
Super Scientists Prize Draw Winners
St Mary's RC Primary School (Blaenau Gwent)
Abercarn Primary School (Caerphilly)
Craigbank Primary School (Clackmannanshire)
St Ninian's Primary School (West Lothian)
St Brigid's Primary School (Fermanagh & Omagh)
St Ronan's Primary School (Fermanagh & Omagh)
Bessbrook Primary School (Newry, Mourne, and Down)
St Patrick's Primary School (Newry, Mourne, and Down)
Newland St John's C of E Academy (Hull)
Grange Primary School (North East Lincolnshire)
Western Primary School (North East Lincolnshire)
Darrington CE Primary School (Wakefield)
Oakfield Park Special School (Wakefield)
St Giles C of E Academy (Wakefield)
St Ignatius Catholic Primary School (Wakefield)
St Stephen's C of E Primary School (Wolverhampton)
Super Scientists Prize Draw
We love to hear how our grants have impacted science teaching and learning in schools. Your approval email sets out your school's timescale for reporting back to the Trust. Please visit our 'SGS Reporting' page and select how you would like to tell us how our funding has made a difference in your school!
Any school that provides feedback is entered into a prize draw to win their choice of two books from our list of recommended science books. Don't miss out - the winners will be announced at the start of each new term!