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Mewburn Ellis LLP: FREE CREST Awards & Funding for Manchester Schools!
November 18th 2020

Mewburn Ellis LLP: FREE CREST Awards & Funding for Manchester Schools!

Mewburn Ellis LLP, one of Europe’s leading intellectual property firms, is offering free CREST Awards and funding for schools in each of its four UK office locations: Bristol, Cambridge, London and Manchester.

As the Regional CREST Support Organisation for the North West, All About STEM is working to recruit eligible schools from the Manchester area.

The funding available covers CREST Award fees for all levels, until March 2021.

Find out more about the different Award levels:

In addition to receiving funding to cover the cost of Award fees, schools will also have the opportunity to be considered for an additional £100 grant to support the costs of running the Awards.

If your school is located in Manchester (has a school postcode beginning with M) and you meet one of the eligibility criteria listed below, then register your interest and one of the All About STEM team will get in touch.

Eligibility Criteria

Schools must meet one of the following:

  1. Over 30% pupils receiving pupil premium funding
  2. Over 30% pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds
  3. All pupil referral and alternative provision units   
  4. All SEND schools
  5. Schools in a postcode listed as any type of “Rural” area under their government’s Rural Urban classification system. (You can look up the Area Type for any UK postcode at https://www.ukpostcodecheck.com/)

If your school is in one of the other eligible regions (Bristol, Cambridgeshire, London), please visit the CREST Help Desk to find out how you can get involved.

As North West Regional CREST Support Organisation, All About STEM promote CREST Awards across the region and point schools & clubs to the support they need to run this amazing scheme. CREST Awards encourage students to work like scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own project ideas.

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