Here’s our latest STEM grant recipients

Published 27/09/2021
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We’ve had another rewarding year for Millennium Point Charitable Trust’s Small Grants Programme. Each year we grant organisations and educators in the local region funds for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) projects and better teaching materials. We had over 70 applications this year with lots of creative and innovative STEM projects put forward to receive funding.

Meet the recipients

We would like to give a big congratulations to our latest recipients of a Millennium Point Charitable Trust STEM grant:

  • Ahead Partnership
  • Bloodhound Education Limited
  • Dorothy Parkes Centre
  • Droitwich Spa High School
  • Elms Farm Primary School
  • Forest Hills Primary School
  • Haberdashers Abraham Darby
  • Heathfield Primary School
  • Holywell Primary and Nursery School
  • Kidderminster College
  • Kings Rise Academy
  • Lyng Hall School
  • Sandwell Academy
  • Smith’s Wood Academy
  • St James Catholic Primary School
  • STEM High Fliers
  • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
  • Thinktank Science Museum
  • Trinity High School
  • Watermill School
  • Wheelers Lane Technology College
  • Wolves Play Café CIC

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point said: “After an incredibly challenging 18 months which saw our events and exhibitions programme massively hit by the pandemic, it’s wonderful that we’ve still been able to support so many great STEM-related initiatives.

“Every year the quality and volume of applications that the Millennium Point Charitable Trust receives is phenomenal, and this year is no exception; we can’t wait to see how the successful projects unfold in the coming months.”

The small grants used for projects are vital to support STEM and to engage young people and to encourage them to learn more about STEM opportunities and STEM career choices. Despite the pandemic, we’re proud that we have awarded over £2 million in the past two years to charities, schools, and community groups to further STEM education in the region.

Helping education and communities across Birmingham and the wider region

Applicants can apply for up to £20,000 per project, with funding split across two levels.  We raise funds through our commercial activity which takes place in our 46,450 sqm landmark venue and public building, located in the eastside of Birmingham city centre. Yearly we invest more than £4 million back into the region, find out more about how our grants help STEM here.

STEM is a fundamental part of education and key to the economic growth and prosperity of the West Midlands. Our grants scheme forms a core part of our strategy to end STEM poverty and improve education.

Along with the grants scheme there is also the Millennium Point Trust Scholarship which funds at least one young person’s undergraduate degree each year at Birmingham City University. You can find out more about our scholarships here.

Interested in receiving a grant for STEM projects? Get in touch

The next round of applications for the 2022 grant will open next month on 4th October 2021 and close at 5pm on 3rd December 2021.

To find out more information get in contact with our team or on our refurbished website here.

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