The IET works with a variety of organisations to provide funding to support STEM projects, activities and CPD opportunities.

Engineering Education Grant Scheme

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) supports UK-based educational projects that nurture and support the increase of engineering knowledge among young peoples between the ages of five to 19. The scheme also supports projects that improve wider engineering literacy.

The IET and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) jointly fund the grant scheme to make an even bigger impact. By working together the IET and IMechE  can provide an  enhanced experience for applicants, starting with a streamlined application process.

How much is the grant?

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 a small number of awards of up to £15,000 are available each year for projects that aim to make a bigger impact.

Who can apply?

Any organisation that delivers UK-based educational activities, including schools, youth groups, IET or IMechE members and STEM organisations. Organisations that are directly funded by the IET or IMechE may not be eligible, and there are a few things the scheme can’t cover. For a full list of excluded activities please download and read the Engineering Education Grant Scheme guidance.

To increase your chances of success your application should demonstrate diverse expertise, a range of skills from a variety of sectors. All projects must involve IET or IMechE members where the IET can put applicants in contact with members upon request. You can read all about past successful projects here:

Spring 2017 projects

Autumn 2017 projects

Spring 2018 projects

Autumn 2018 projects

Spring 2019 projects

2019 Funding rounds

Scheme opens

Application deadline

Decisions announced

Project start date

29th January 2019

29th March 2019

27th May 2019

1st June or beyond

24th June 2019

14th October 2019

2nd December 2019

1st January or beyond

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School Grant Scheme

The scheme provides grants of up to £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering in schools and colleges based in the UK, catering for students in the age range 5 to 19.


Enthuse bursaries

Supporting teacher CPD, ENTHUSE bursaries are provided by Project ENTHUSE which is a unique partnership of government, charities and employers that have come together to bring about inspired STEM teaching through the professional development of teachers, technicians and support staff across the UK.​