Dundee Science Centre is an educational charity that leads and manages both Dundee Science Festival and Fife Science Festival. These festivals play a vital role in making science part of culture and encourage increased engagement with science learning.
Fife Science Festival is here to help families learn together, to support the formal school curriculum, advance the science communication profession, bring together science and the public, and help others to do the same too.
All funds to co-ordinate, manage, market, and deliver an inspirational programme of events are raised externally. We rely on the support from funding authorities, trusts and corporate sponsorship to allow us to take science to different audiences and to keep our activities free of charge to members of the public.
One of Fife Science Festival’s strengths is the ability to link and support a broad spectrum of partners, who not only represent the many facets of society that science impacts (nationally), but who also demonstrate the many, varied ways that science and technology are applied locally.
How to Support Us
As a supporter of Fife Science Festival, your organisation will demonstrate a commitment to science education, lifelong learning, and community development and will allow you to:
- Raise your profile with a wide range of audiences
- Build relationships with members of the public and reach target audiences
- Provide a platform for public engagement
- Support local communities
- Motivate and inspire members of the public to get involved with your organisation
- Provide a motivational experience for your staff
- Provide career inspiration for members of the public
- Raise awareness of the research and work that your organisation delivers
- Raise awareness of the importance of this work for the future
- Engage with new audiences
- Give members of the public a better understanding of your organisation
To find out more about sponsoring Fife Science Festival and helping us to deliver an exciting programme of events to members of the public, schools, and community groups, please contact Linda Leuchars, Chief Executive Officer, at to discuss a potential partnership.
With thanks to previous sponsors and to all that have allowed the festival to take place.
Fife Science Festival is not possible without the kind support of funders and the commitment and enthusiasm of the many partners who get involved. The festival is led by Dundee Science Centre which is a charity and lifelong learning resource for the community and the support is vital to help us achieve our mission to widen access to science learning.
Fife Science Festival 2017 is proudly funded and supported by the following organisations. Thank you for helping to make the festival happen:
The Scottish Government
The Scottish Government’s core purpose is to create a more successful country, with opportunities for everyone to flourish, through sustainable growth. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are central to this aspiration, and events such as Fife Science Festival give local scientists a chance to tell people about the cutting edge, world-leading work they do, and the benefits and opportunities of a career in STEM.
Shell is proud to support Fife Science Festival to deliver events for local residents showcasing the region’s rich scientific heritage and innovation. Committed to science education and community development, the festival offers an opportunity to engage and inspire families to develop their interest in STEM, whilst also supporting Fife Council’s Career Aspiration aims to give an insight into STEM careers.
Fife Council’s Town Centre Development Unit (TCDU) facilitates a range of activities to support the region’s town centres, working in partnership to create successful, sustainable and distinctive town centres across Fife.
The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.