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Enter our Formula Student Build Fund for the potential to win components, tools, and accessories to help you excel in the competition.

Formula Student Build Fund

RS Grass Roots Education are proud sponsors of iMechE Formula Student and we've opened a Build Fund to support teams with hands-on technical learning as you work to bring your designs to life!

The application is simple, tell us about your team, and your objectives. Tell us how you would use the fund, which technical skills the competition is helping you to develop, and how our fund would have an impact on your team and your competition entry.

Entries will be judged against the level of impact the fund will have on your build and your team's vision for the Formula Student competition.

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  • You must be a registered member of DesignSpark (sign up here - it's free!)

  • Aged 18 or over as of the date of entry

  • A registered Formula Student team via IMechE

Please see the full terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

Successful Teams

If you are chosen as one of the teams to receive the Build Fund:

1. Sign our simple agreement

2. Create a DesignSpark article introducing your team, progress and modifications on the car, and current and future plans and post about it on your socials (Please find attached recommendations on writing great articles.)

3. Order your products and get building!

4. Create a DesignSpark article to summarise the build, this could be: key learning, challenges, product review, etc.

Full guidance will be given for the above

The Funding

RS Components product to the value of:

Formula Student: £1000 GBP/or equivalent currency (inc.VAT) is available per successful team

Applicants/Teams outside the U.K should be aware that all products donations are subject to export control regulations (i.e delays or cancellations may occur)




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RS Grass Roots is the Education & Community Impact team at RS. Grass Roots champions young engineers with exciting opportunities to nurture the next generation of outstanding innovators! Industry now demands graduate engineers with not only the knowledge but crucially the skills and practical experience to solve real problems and create new designs. Whether you are an academic working to enhance the educational experience or a student tackling your latest project - RS is here to help.
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