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School Funding: CREST for underrepresented audiences
If registration and support costs are a barrier to running CREST, grants of up to £600 are now available to support and enable schools and organisations to run CREST Awards with young people underrepresented in STEM.
CREST’s recent research into the impact of CREST Silver shows the benefits of CREST are even more significant for disadvantaged students:
- CREST Silver students eligible for free school meals saw an increase in their best science GCSE score (two thirds of a grade) compared to a matched control group;
- Students who were eligible for free school meals and took part in a CREST Silver Award were 38% more likely to take a STEM subject at AS Level than the matched control group.
How much can I apply for?
Applicants can request up to £600 total towards running CREST awards, this breaks down into two categories:
- Up to £300 to cover CREST registration fees (you can find registration costs here)
- Up to £300 to spend on support costs for running the Awards, such as CPD for school staff, supply teacher cover, CREST link schemes or a delivery partner, consumables or equipment.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, 5th February 2021.
Applications cannot be accepted after this date.
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.« Back To News