To celebrate the International Day of Charity, here are 10 projects our profits have supported through our charitable arm in 2018.

Wait, Millennium Point is a charity?

We are! Profits from our commercial activity as a property owner, events venue and office space are used by the Millennium Point Trust to fund initiatives, which support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and education in the region. Awesome, no?

  1. The Millennium Point Scholarship is funding over £24,000 in degree fees of four students Malik, Abi, Sagal and Ryan at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. Providing funds that otherwise would not have made university possible. Additionally, Ryan has just completed work experience at LMJV and Abi at ARUP through our Scholarship Programme.



    Left: Ryan Dowell 2018 Winner Right: (From left to right) Malik Sheryar-Karamat, Sagal Qodah and Abi Lavercome, 2015, '16 and '17 winners respectively


  2. Almost £10,000 at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The room will have access to STEM-related learning resources to inspire young people.














    Natalie Wood, Corporate Fundraiser at Ronald McDonald House and Judith Armstrong, CEO of Millennium Point 

    in front of the room sponsored by the Trust

  3. £5,000 worth of learning materials for Holywell Primary School in Rubery, including advanced Lego equipment that will allow the school to further enhance its current STEM learning provision

  4. More than £281,000 to fund four projects by Birmingham Museums Trust including Year of the Engineer 2018 and a Science and Heritage Career Ladder Legacy, as well as directly benefiting students from deprived areas in their visits to Thinktank through covering entry and transport costs.

  5. Over £21,000 to allow for the procurement of machinery, installation and materials relating to robots and a 3D printer at Bishop Vesey Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. This will allow students to gain experience and improve their knowledge and skills in design, analysis and operation of advanced technology


    (Back row, L-R) Tim Brown, Head of DT; Judith Armstrong, CEO of Millennium Point; Brian Davies, Development Director; Tom Lintern, Head of Computing; (front, L-R) Year 7 pupils Tadhg and Aditya
     

  6. Over £41,000 to help employers widen their social impact, providing more funding for younger entrants into STEM occupations through Ahead Partnership.

  7. £12,000 to fund six specialist events, which promote the growth of young STEM enterprises through the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.


    Millennium Point CEO Judith Armstrong speaking at a GBCC Speaker Breakfast in February

  8. £5,000 to fund Monster Confidence 2018, a one-day event organised by job finding portal Monster and renowned STEM organization STEMettes. This free event invites girls aged 15+ to a full day of workshops, seminars, speed networking, keynotes and panel discussions designed to support and inspire them to pursue STEM careers.

  9. Donated our spaces to the return of HacktheMidlands 3.0, an all-inclusive Hack-a-thon that offers a safe, inclusive space for people of all backgrounds and skill levels.


    HacktheMidlands 3.0 will retun this November to Millennium Point

  10. Offer hundreds of pounds in reductions to STEM organisations who book our event spaces.

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