They want to empower and support community groups to run their own science activities as part of theBritish Science Festival, enabling new local audiences to engage with science.
There will be interest in supporting events that demonstrate how science is a wider part of culture.
There will also be priority to events that are embedded in the local community and ones that will have legacy, providing a way for those involved to continue their engagement with science.
Christina Fuentes-Tibbitt, Engagement Manager at The British Science Association, said:
"With our British Science Festival Community Grants we want to empower and support local groups in Brighton who might not otherwise engage with the British Science Festival.
"We want everyone in Brighton to join the Festival, and these grants will allow local groups to take ownership over the activities and make science something that"s relevant and interesting to them."
This year the British Science Festival will be jointly hosted by
the University of Sussex
and the University of Brighton
between 5-9 September 2017, transforming the city of Brighton into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology.