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National Science Week Victoria

Victorian Seed Grants - Libraries

The Victorian National Science Week Coordinating Committee invite libraries to apply for seed funding to run a public event, activity or program during National Science Week 2019 (10 – 18 August).

Grants are $500 each (GST free). Public Library Services may apply for multiple grants, provided separate grant applications are submitted, and the applications are for events occurring at different locations.

Feel free to get creative! Previously, National Science Week has featured workshops, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, festivals, competitions and film screenings, but as long as your proposed event meets the eligibility criteria below we would love to hear about it.


To apply, read the eligibility requirements, and complete the short application form below by 10 April 2019.

Be sure to attach a completed budget using this budget template (Excel spreadsheet).

Please feel free to discuss your event plans prior to submitting your grant application with Dr Renee Beale, Victorian Science Week Lead, [email protected]


Applications are open to libraries who would like to create and present a public event during National Science Week highlighting and celebrating the contribution science makes to our society because science is for everyone.


  • Events will preferably take place in Science Week 2019, between 10 – 18 August 2019, but may take place within a week either side of National Science Week.
  • Events must take place in Victoria (regional events will be prioritised).
  • Events must be open to the general public.
  • This grant scheme is for public libraries only. Schools wishing to apply for National Science Week funding may apply to the National Science Week School grant scheme. Organisations or individuals (other than libraries and library staff) should apply to the Victorian Seed Grant – Community scheme even if these organisations or individuals plan to use a library as an event venue.
  • Public Library Services may apply for multiple grants, provided separate grant applications are submitted, and the applications are for events occurring at different locations.
  • Due to the limited availability of funding, the costs of salaries, capital equipment and catering are unlikely to be funded.
  • The budget template must be included in the application.

Successful applicants must:

  • Provide a valid tax invoice (ABN required) to receive funds.
  • Acknowledge this grant funding by including National Science Week and Inspiring Australia logos on all promotional materials.
  • List their event on the National Science Week website by Friday 5 July 2019.
  • Provide event details to the Victorian Science Week Lead to be uploaded on the Victorian Science Week website by Friday 5 July 2019.
  • Complete a brief event evaluation by 16 September 2019.

This event evaluation will include requests for:

  • Basic metrics on your event: age ranges of participants, numbers of participants, etc.
  • Media stories from your event: details regarding any print, radio, or TV relating to your event.
  • Photos/videos from your event: please ensure you gain permission to pass on these materials for use in public forums from all people featured in any material you provide.
  • Feedback from participants: gather feedback from participants (anecdotal is fine).


  • Applications for Libraries Seed Grants will close at 11.59pm on 10 April 2019.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by mid-May.
  • National Science Week 2019, 10-18 August.
Victorian Seed Grants - Libraries - Application Form 2019

Victorian Seed Grants - Libraries - Application Form 2019

Your Details

About Your Event

How many people do you anticipate will attend your event?
Please include details about what will happen at your event, the location of your event, and any collaborators you may have, etc. The more detail about these practical elements you can give us, the stronger your application will be. (2500 characters max.)
How will you get the word out about your event? (2500 characters max.)
In brief, why are you doing this and what do you hope the event will achieve? (2500 characters max.)
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 0.25MB
Your budget can be basic but must use the template provided in the How To Apply section above, and should address at least total income and expenditure, including in kind contributions; make sure you clearly highlight which aspects will be covered by the grant.

All decisions made by the Victorian Science Week Committee in relation to these grants are final, and no further correspondence will be entered into following funding announcements.

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