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Our main grant programme supports education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The Foundation believes in giving more than just money, we are building relationships with our partners and give voluntary advice, skills and time to the charities we work with.

We focus on awarding multi-year grants and are interested in building long-term relationships with our charitable partners, to make a sustained positive impact in STEM education.

The Spectris Foundation STEM funding round is now closed. If you have applied for funding and have been asked to complete a full application, you will be contacted after the 8th September. 

If you have submitted an application and wish to view it’s status please see existing login.

If you would like to be considered for future funding opportunities please complete an expressions of interest form. The foundation opens its funding round at least once a year and more information will be shared on our website in due course.


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STEM Grant Guidance


Whilst there is no maximum grant amount, a typical Large Grant is £10,000-£50,000 per annum for one to three years. The Foundation has funded many excellent projects and initiatives for both higher and lower amounts.

The Spectris Foundation will not fund:

  • Organisations with political, religious or lobbying aims.
  • Contributions to general appeals or circulars.
  • Activities which solely support animal welfare.
  • Activities which have already taken place.
  • Grant making by other organisations
  • Privately owned and profit-distributing companies or limited partnerships.
  • Individual challenges.