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Royal Society launches Places of Science fund for small museums

The Royal Society is launching a new funding scheme to enable small museums across the UK engage their communities in local science stories.

The Places of Science initiative will provide grants of up to £3,000 for projects that highlight the extent to which is science embedded in culture. It seeks to encourage museums to think creatively about the science in their collections and their locality.

The scheme is open to museums with full or provisional Accreditation. To be eligible, applicants must have fewer than 65,000 visitors, or turnover of less than £200,000, per year.

The scheme will run every two years and replaces the Royal Society's previous funding scheme for museums, Local Heroes, which last ran in 2016. It aims to encourage museums to produce even bolder and more creative projects to engage their communities with science. 
 
This scheme is now open for applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

For more information, visit the Museum Association website.