The Bayer Primary School Science Fund

Many New Zealand primary schools do not have the resources necessary to give children ‘hands-on’ experience so they develop a better understanding of the role science plays in everyday lives.


Bayer recognises the importance of giving children opportunities to engage with science from an early age.


The Bayer Primary School Science Fund is sponsored by Bayer New Zealand Ltd and administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand.


This fund gives primary schools the opportunity to apply for funding to teach and enhance both environmental science and ‘nature of science’ activities.


A primary school can request a maximum sum of $2,000 to help fund activities. There are two rounds of funding each year.


Examples of things that have been funded are:

  • Gardening equipment
  • Stream Health Monitoring Kits
  • Native trees and plants
  • Microscopes
  • Weather station kits
  • Books to support an existing teaching programme.


Click here for more information and application forms.