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Engineering education grant scheme

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.

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.

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 in the Spring and Autumn 2015 funding rounds and the Spring and Autumn 2016 funding rounds.


Autumn 2017 funding round

Bids for funding will be accepted 12 June - 6 October 2017 for projects taking place from 1 January 2018. Bids submitted after 6 October will not be considered.

The theme of this funding round is 'The Year of the Engineer' to coincide with the Department of Transportation commitment to celebrate engineering in 2018.

Decisions will be announced week commencing 4 December 2017.

Apply for a grant

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