Wellcome Trust is giving £13 million to UK science centres for public engagement

Knowledge Quarter partner Wellcome Trust is giving £13 million in funding to five science centres around the UK to encourage new and different ideas that will help to make science more accessible.

The funding has been awarded through the Inspiring Science Fund.

The successful centres in this first round of funding are At-Bristol, Aberdeen Science Centre, International Centre for Life in Newcastle, Thinktank in Birmingham and W5 in Belfast.

Simon Chaplin, Wellcome’s Director of Culture & Society, says that Wellcome believes everyone should have the opportunity to explore, debate and shape research. “Science centres across the UK provide welcoming spaces to help make this happen and to explore the role of science in culture.”

More information about the successful Science Centres can be found on Wellcome Trust’s website.