The first 2016 round of public engagement grants from the Institute of Physics has recently been advertised. Up to £2,000 is available to fund physics-based events. Take a look at last year’s grant-winners for inspiration, and read the various supporting and assistance documents at the application page.
This small grants scheme isn’t the sort of thing that will pay for much of someone’s time, but if you’ve a novel idea you want to try out or a plan that needs just a bit of capital to get off the ground, it can be extremely appropriate. Note that it’s explicitly not intended for projects “aimed at children while at school or on school trips” (see here) – but a school-based or school-run project aimed at a wider public or family audience could be eligible.
The application deadline is noon on 14th January 2016, with projects to be completed by 31st October 2016.