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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.

Applications for funding must be endorsed by an authorised representative of the IET or IMechE no later than 11 March 2016; get in touch for contact details.

Projects funded by the scheme


Read about projects that received funding in the Spring and Autumn 2015 funding rounds.

Spring 2016 funding round

Bids for funding will be accepted 1 January 2016 – 1 April 2016, for projects taking place from 1June 2016. Bids submitted after 1 April cannot be considered.

Decisions will be announced w/c 30 May 2016.

To apply for funding you must:

  • read the guidelines and assessment criteria;
  • develop your application in collaboration with the authorised endorser (request your local contact);
  • submit your application by email.

Application form and guidance

All successful applicants are required to submit a report on completion of the funded project. Applicants who have not submitted a report for a previously funded project will not be considered for further funding until the outstanding report has been submitted and acknowledged.