We’ve had another rewarding year for Millennium Point Charitable Trust’s STEM 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 received 100 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:
- Berrybrook Primary School
- Bloodhound Education Ltd
- Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School
- Digital Innov8ors West Midlands Community Interest Company
- Ernesford Grange Community Academy
- Forest Hills Primary School
- Hall Green Secondary School
- Keresley Newland Primary Academy
- Lyng Primary School
- Prince Albert High School
- Prince Albert School
- Saltley Academy
- Sandwell College
- St Edmund Campion Catholic School
- St James Academy
- The Play House (B’ham) Ltd
- Thomas Telford University Technical College
- Trinity High School
- Turves Green Boys School
- Wood End Primary School
- Woodthorne Primary School
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 STEM grants are used for projects which 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, we welcome applications for smaller grants from £1,000. We raise funds through our commercial activity which takes place in our 46,450 sq-m landmark venue and public building, located in the Eastside of Birmingham city centre. Annually, 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 one young person’s undergraduate degree each year at Birmingham City University. You can find out more about our scholarships here.