Applications open for Millennium Point STEM grant scheme

Millennium Point Charitable Trust offers funding for education projects.

Applications are now open for the Millennium Point Charitable Trust Small Grants programme 2021, offering funding from £1,000 to £20,000 to support science, technology, engineering and maths education projects in the West Midlands.

Eligible applicants include registered charities; voluntary or community organisations; social enterprises, schools/educational establishments and statutory bodies who can apply for the funding for STEM projects starting in September 2021.

Completed applications should be submitted to [email protected] before 5pm on 30th November and can be downloaded on the Millennium Point website.

Projects can be either activity focused or for purchasing resources and materials which enables STEM-related education to children or communities.

Since 2018, Millennium Point Charitable Trust has donated over £969,000 to successful recipients, funding a diverse range of projects across education, STEM-focused charities, sporting charities and museums.

Abigail Vlahakis, Millennium Point chief executive, said: “After much anticipation, it is a pleasure to announce the latest round of applications is now open for STEM grants from Millennium Point. Our annual grants funding forms part of Millennium Point’s strategy to support STEM education in the West Midlands.”

“The pandemic demonstrates how STEM touches every facet of our daily lives. It has been instrumental to how we are all navigating through the challenges we are currently facing. Through the grants, we are facilitating positive change by supporting schools and not-for-profits in developing the next generation of STEM talent.”

This year Millennium Point awarded £560,000 to fund over sixty projects across the region. Projects funded include STEM Star from Aston Villa Foundation, a programme which engages young people in coding using football; and Sensory STEM from Longwill School for the Deaf, Northfield, which will make science more visual and accessible to their pupils through science-based equipment and an enhanced curriculum.