Holmes Hind Memorial Fund

Small awards are available to help individuals or organisations with any scientific or engineering based activities where public funds are not available. EPSRC does not contribute to the fund. It is entirely supported by a charitable bequest.

The Holmes Hind Memorial Fund was created following a bequest from a retired headmistress of a girl’s school, Miss Hines.

Key points/focus:

Examples of awards made during 2012-13 include: Support for Summer Science Camps Contributions towards the running of Schools' Science Weeks Support for Science and Engineering Lunchtime and After School Clubs A contribution to Science in the Park Support for Schools' Science Conference A contribution to Lego Mindstorms Science Club

Other comments:

If you would like to make an application, the following information should be included in your proposal. Please make sure you address all these points and give as much information as possible especially in regard to costs, and other sources of funding. Full details of your project, including numbers of students involved and the age range • Timescale • How much funding you require • As much costing information as possible • Overall benefit of the project • Whether you have approached, or are receiving funding from other sources. It would be expected that Higher Education Institution's (HEIs) would use their own outreach funds. Please note that the Holmes Hines Memorial Fund does not normally fund: • Administration costs • Speakers’ fees • General staff costs • An individual’s educational qualifications. Recent successful applicants have received funding for items / equipment that can be used for multiple events and over several years and consumables used in science clubs and events.

Applications Procedure:

There is no formal application form, and your completed application can be emailed or posted to the fund administrator.

If you are applying for funding to hold an event during Science Week, the closing date is 31 December. For all other projects and events, there are no set deadlines but you should apply three months before funding is required.

Applications should be sent to Alison Hughes, the fund administrator, by emailing holmeshines@epsrc.ac.uk or writing to:

Alison Hughes
EPSRC Finance
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon SN2 1ET

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