More information about funding

We understand there are costs involved in entering the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition but we help available including the BT Accommodation Grant Scheme that could be worth up to €1500 / £1350 for your school.

The scheme which was first introduced in 2006 is designed to help with the accommodation costs incurred by students from schools that have to travel considerable distances to compete in the event at the RDS in Dublin. These costs can prove to be an obstacle to many and can be the real reason why some students do not enter a project into the competition.

In recognition of this BT created a grant scheme under which schools can apply for assistance towards accommodation costs incurred if they have to stay overnight in Dublin. This grant scheme underlines BT’s commitment to making the Exhibition accessible to schools from across all parts of Ireland. Schools eligible for a grant may be awarded either €150/£135 for an individual entry or €300/£270 for a group entry, subject to a maximum grant of €1,500/ £1350 per school and other applicable terms.

In order to be eligible, a school must be located in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland and be 70 kilometres / 44 miles or more from the RDS Showgrounds, Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, as measured in accordance with the service on: For full terms and conditions see the rules page.


This is an opt in service you must check the relevant box on your teacher assessment form, if this is not done at the time of entry then a school cannot be awarded an accommodation grant.

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