Midlands Science

Midlands Science provides free science outreach to people of all age groups in the midlands of Ireland. Our work is focused on building education and skills and promoting engaged citizenship. Our work is delivered through a school outreach programme, a regional science festival, events for maths week, tech week and engineers week and special projects developed with beneficiaries. We reach over 16,000 per annum and evaluation to date has shown increased interest in science and more confidence.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Active citizenship
  • Education and training
  • Environment
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Science
  • Social inclusion
  • Young people / youth work


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Research

EU Project Experience

No experience

This organisation is new to EU funding and will be supported by the Access Europe team.

EU Funding Goals

Building a network and participating as a partner in projects.

Interested in science outreach, education in disadvantaged communities and building long-term evaluation which brings social return on investment thinking into practice.


  • Strong organisational capacity in project evaluation
  • strong network of volunteers
  • experience in rural disadvantaged communities
  • extensive experience in science outreach
  • trained in science capital and equity compasses approaches
  • strong network across sectors and committed to inclusion.


Contact Name:

Jackie Gorman

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