So you have a great project in mind but you're not sure how you are going to fund it?
If you are running a project as an individual, with your club or planning a diving expedition, you may find that applying for funding, and getting financial support from a grant, can really help to raise the standard of an underwater project.
We encourage anyone looking to run a project or expedition to apply for funding, from snorkellers and divers, through to experienced organisers and scientists, everyone is welcome to apply.
Where can I get funding from?
The British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust
The British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust is the official charity of BSAC. The Jubilee Trust provides financial support to divers for a wide variety of scuba projects. BSAC clubs and members can apply for funding through the Jubilee Trust grant scheme.
BSAC Expedition Grants Scheme (BEGS)
BSAC offers expedition grants of up to £1,000 each through the BSAC Expeditions Grant Scheme (BEGS). The grants are available every year to groups of BSAC divers who want to organise an expedition and promote adventurous diving as a team. BSAC Expedition Grants Scheme (BEGS).
Directory of Grant Making Trusts (2012-2013 edition)
This is an invaluable resource, listing over 2,500 funding bodies and trusts in the UK. Priced at £145, the cheaper option is to use a copy in your local reference library.
Talk to Geoff Bacon at BSAC HQ
A member of the Diver Resources Team Geoff is experienced at giving advice on grant applications. You can email DRT or call us on +44 (0)151 350 6203. Geoff will give you some advice to get you or your club started and can be an on-going contact should you need further guidance.