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National Science Week Victoria


A range of grants are available to individuals and organisations wishing to present events and activities for National Science Week.

Victorian Seed Grants – National Science Week

Libraries and Community Organisations

Applications will again open on 1 May 2023 for the National Science Week August 2023 grant round (up to $1000 ex GST).  Grant application page is here.

Congratulations to our successful 2022 grantees:

  • Ocean Grove & District’s Men’s Shed – Science from the Shed
  • Warrnambool LibraryHycel – Hydrogen Power and Clean Energy
  • MYLI (West Gippsland) – STEM Zone: Experiments with Glass
  • Islamic Museum of Australia From Past to Present
  • Brunswick Neighbourhood HouseRobotics & Coding Fun
  • Brimbank LibrariesScope it Out: Telescopes, Microscopes & Periscopes
  • Greater Hamilton LibraryLight and Sound
  • Gannawarra Library ServiceOzbot Fun
  • STEMicianSTEM Workshop in Tarneit
  • City of Ballarat LibrariesWorkshop: A Garden in a Jar
  • Eastern Regional Library Citizen Science Bushwalk

These seed grants are designed to support individuals and organisations who wish to run public science events and activities within Victoria during National Science Week. You can view past recipients and their activities here.

Typically applicants are able to apply for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1000 each (GST free), allowing event-holders to kick start their events and gain further support from host or partner organisations. Please note: the maximum grant amount may change from year to year depending on the funds available. Applications are assessed by a subcommittee of the Inspiring Victoria Partnership Board.

Please note: this grant scheme is for public libraries and community organisations only. Schools wishing to apply for National Science Week funding may apply to the National Science Week School grant scheme, managed by the Australian Science Teachers Association, as below.

National Science Week School Grants

Applications will are open for the 2023 grant round until 24 April 2023.

This grant scheme, managed by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), is specifically for schools seeking support to run an event for students during National Science Week.

Visit the ASTA website for applications, updates and more details and resources on the schools’ program.

National Science Week Grants – National Grants

Managed by the National office, these grants of up to $20,000 per application are available for individuals, community groups, universities, research institutions and other organisations to hold events for the public to participate in science across the country.

This grant round is now closed for 2023. Please visit the National Science Week website for announcements on outcomes.

Latest National Science Week grants news and announcements


Mike Flattley
Manager, Inspiring Victoria
03 9663 5259
[email protected]

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