2021/22 STEM funding round opens for applications

Local schools can apply for grants of up to £1,250

Since 2018, the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project Education Fund has awarded over half a million pounds to schools in communities closest to the project to finance the purchase of new STEM equipment ranging from programmable robots to 3D printers.

To date, 373 schools have made a successful application and we have provided funding to support 220,096 pupils in primary and secondary education, including 41,469 children with special educational needs or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Every state funded primary and secondary school in the local authority areas closest to the project (Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucester) is eligible to apply for a £500 or £1250 (for secondary schools) grant for STEM equipment during every year of the project.  Local schools have been invited to submit their applications for the 2020/21 Hinkley Education Fund.  Schools can apply using this short form. The deadline for applications from this funding round is midnight Sunday 14 November 2021.

By supporting STEM in schools we hope to help inspire future generations

National Grid is committed to encouraging the next generation of engineers to take an active interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects. This commitment will help to grow the future energy workforce as we transition to a green, net zero carbon economy.

James Goode, Project Director, commented: “Leaving a lasting legacy for the communities in and around the Hinkley Connection Project site is a priority for our team. The Hinkley Education Fund is one way we are supporting local people and hoping to inspire future generations”.