Schools and not-for-profit organisations across the West Midlands can apply for a grant of up-to £20,000 from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust to fund projects focused around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and promote the importance and increase the accessibility of these fields.
The scheme offers three grant programme:
- Community Small grants of up to £2,000
- School and Education grants of up to £2,000
- Community Small grants of up to £20,000
Past applicants have used their grants to:
• Build a robotics lab – Bishop Vesey Grammar School created a design and robotics lab to introduce the next generation to new technology and create STEM-related club aimed at enhancing students experience and developing skills and knowledge around design, technology, analysis and manufacturing.
• Address the gender gap in the digital and technology industry by hosting an event for girls – Ahead Partnership used part of their funding to run GirlTech Brum, an event for 100 Year 8 girls dispelling myths around gender stereotypes in the digital/tech sector. They had employer-led technology workshops, panels and speakers to raise student’s aspirations and highlight an industry they may never have considered.
To download the criteria and check if you’re eligible for funding, visit the Millennium Point Charitable Trust website.