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. 

Who can apply?

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, and projects must involve IET or IMechE members.

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 Autumn 2016 funding round, the Spring and Autumn 2017 funding rounds and the Spring 2018 funding round.


2018 funding rounds


For 2018, we are delighted to announce that the Engineering Education Grant Scheme becomes a Year of Engineering supported initiative. Focusing on one of the Year of Engineering themes, 'Engineering improves lives', the review panel will consider this theme when making its funding decisions.

Autumn dates

Bids for funding will be accepted 18 June - 8 October for projects taking place from 1 January 2019. Decisions will be announced week commencing 3 December.

Apply for a grant

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