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Grant Holder Perspectives: Tales from the Outreach Fund

27 April 2023 11:00-13:00, United Kingdom

Are you interested in applying to the RSC Outreach Fund, but not sure if it’s for you? Would you like to learn more directly from some of our grant holders?
Three of our grant holders are hosting this month’s online public engagement workshop from our series: Diverse Engagement for Diverse Publics. Come along with your questions or just to listen to our grant holders’ experiences of the Outreach Fund.

About the hosts
Victoria Hatchett from Big Ideas: a community engagement organisation that specialises in developing innovative youth programmes. In 2022, Big Ideas partnered with the Royal Society of Chemistry to deliver Chemistry4Change. Chemistry4Change connected social action with chemistry to broaden the horizons and aspirations of Key Stage 2 children in the area of Teesside. It aimed to demonstrate the way in which chemists are changing the world by connecting young people with role models and challenging them to imagine how they could change the world using chemistry.
Xanthe Pitt from Discovery Planet: Discovery Planet is a small grassroots organisation which was set up in Ramsgate, on the East Kent Coast, to weave enriching educational experiences into the lives of an underserved audience. We have used a series of small grants to build a brand and a local following, by popping up in unexpected places like empty commercial units and market stalls. Having welcomed over 16,000 people to our events over the past 9 years, we now deliver science workshops from a permanent High Street Shop space.
Chris Hamlett, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry: As the Discover Materials National Outreach Officer Chris coordinates the nationwide Discover Materials group (a group from ten UK universities whose aim is to promote Materials Science and Engineering). Over the past six years Chris has been awarded funding from the RSC’s Outreach Fund to promote the chemical sciences at a local family friendly festival and schools in South Birmingham. He will discuss his journey in outreach and public engagement and how this led to him applying to the Outreach Fund and how this, in turn, has led to him having a career in public engagement. 


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