Water Conservation Trust Bursary

We understand that one of the barriers to school visits can be cost. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to offer a bursary to visit the Museum thanks to the generous support and funding of the Water Conservation Trust.

The Water Conservation Trust is a charitable trust established by The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators. One of the Trust’s aims is to support water related science and environmental learning in schools. You can find out more about the Trust and their schools programme on their website, or by contacting Rob Casey on rob.casey1@hotmail.com.

What does the bursary cover?

The bursary covers the cost for one year group to visit the Museum. Your visit will be facilitated by a dedicated member of our learning team and will include:

  • Either the Super Soggy Science Show (Key Stage 1) or Water Filtration workshop (Key Stage 2)
  • A guided exploration of the Museum
  • Time in our Waterworks Gallery and Splash Zone

Please note the bursary does not cover travel costs to the Museum.

What we ask from you

After your day at the Museum, we ask that the learning from the visit is followed up back in school and shared with the school community, London Museum of Water & Steam and the Water Conservation Trust. This could be in the form of an assembly, display at school or learning project in the classroom.


We are accepting applications from primary schools in the London Borough of Hounslow where over 30% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, and who would not otherwise be able to access our learning offer.

The Water Conservator Trust’s target schools are also eligible for the bursary.

Schools can only receive the bursary once. However, for all future visits to the Museum the school will receive a discount of 25% for the first repeat visit and then 10% for all subsequent visits. For example, a school who receives the bursary in 2022 will have a 25% discount in 2023 and 10% discount for all subsequent years.

Funding is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis each year.

How to apply

If you are eligible to apply, please complete the application form, stating why your school would be unable to visit the Museum without the bursary funding. Then email the form to learning@waterandsteam.org.uk and the Learning Coordinator will be in touch as soon as possible to let you know the outcome of your application.