Locals urged to apply for Science Week Grants
Organisations and individuals in Mitchell with ideas for exciting National Science Week events for next year are being encouraged to apply for a grant to make their idea a reality.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said preparations for next year’s annual festival of science are now underway, with grants of up to $20,000 available for those who are ready to inspire Australia’s next generation of big picture thinkers.
“The idea is to make science fun and accessible to everyone and I urge qualified local people with good ideas to put them forward for grants,” Alex Hawke said.
“Successful grant applications will mean that you can have a positive impact on your community and set an example for others. Let’s get involved and show what Mitchell can do!”
“This year’s event organisers showed incredible ingenuity in delivering their events online due to COVID-19 restrictions. It was great to see people from all over the country come together to participate in virtual tours, online events and DIY science and citizen science projects.”
National Science Week will run from 14 - 22 August 2021 and is Australia’s largest festival with over a million people participating in thousands of events each year.
Applications for 2021 National Science Week grants are now open, and close on 28 October 2020.
To apply for a grant, or read the updated grant opportunity guidelines, go to https://www.business.gov.au/nswkg
To find out more about National Science Week go to www.scienceweek.net.au