Students and their families should be able to take part in inspiring science-related non-school activities close to where they live.

The children, young people and science programme is built up around four pathways: education, leisure time, vocation and evaluation and knowledge. 

By focusing on leisure, our aims are:

To make science a natural part of young people’s non-school activities and their family life. To foster a positive attitude in their families and social networks toward science and an awareness of science as a career opportunity.


New and innovative science and technology-related activities that can be incorporated into non-school programmes offered by the public-school system, youth organisations and the private sector. Citizen-science activities for the entire family offered by public and private-sector organisations, research institutes, science centres and the like.

Information about funding, including application information, is available on our Danish website.


Children, youth and science

VILLUM FONDEN’s funding for children, youth and science has one main goal: building their science capital.

Selected projects

VILLUM FONDEN has funded a number of projects that, in their own way, have all contributed to stimulating young people’s interest in science.

Funding for the voluntary work of Coding Pirates

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