Opened in 2001, our Birmingham landmark building serves to provide workspace and offices to our tenants as well hosting high-profile events, training, conferences and exhibitions – this commercial activity feeds back into the charity in order to fund and support science, technology, engineering and math innovation and development across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. In 2018 alone, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust invested £4.8m back into the region through projects, events and initiatives that support the development of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Why do we do this?
Here at Millennium Point Birmingham, we believe that the future of the region lies in the growth of STEM industries.
Birmingham and the wider West Midlands is the largest UK hub for Science and Innovation outside of London. Industries like Digital & Tech sectors alone are projected to bring in more than £2.2bn into the region over the next ten years. With this rapid expansion of STEM industries, however, comes a widening skills gap which leaves thousands of highly skilled roles left unfulfilled each year.
The Millennium Point Charitable Trust is here to facilitate and support the growth and evolution of STEM in the region, from funding school equipment to inspire the next generation to supporting events that encourage marginalised groups to consider STEM careers.
How do we achieve this?
We’re always looking for ways to facilitate opportunities to support the growth and development of STEM industries in the West Midlands, here’re some of the ways we achieve this each year.
- Rent reductions for STEM tenants i.e. ThinkTank Science Museum and Birmingham City University’s Faculty for Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.
- Annual donations to fund a range of projects across the West Midlands that support the growth of STEM in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
- Discounts on venue hire to organisations of STEM events that support the growth of STEM in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
- The Millennium Point Scholarship, which pays for one person to study at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment each year.