26th Feb, 2021

£25m boost for STEM research across the West Midlands thanks to charitable trust

Ross Crawford 10th Jan, 2021

THE Millennium Point Charitable Trust has announced contributions of more than £25million over the past six years to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across the West Midlands.

All of the commercial activity that takes place in the landmark building and multi-award-winning conference and events venue feeds back into the charity.

The charity then donate and invest in STEM-related organisations, projects and initiatives that benefit Birmingham and the wider region.

Despite a year rocked by Covid-19, the trust has amassed multi-million donations in continued support for the region’s STEM sector.

This has included funding more than 40 projects in the form of small grants to fund STEM-related projects in the region.

These include working with Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment to offer a free undergraduate degree through the Millennium Point Scholarship, an annual donation to ThinkTank Science Museum and rent reductions for STEM tenants.

Millennium Point chief executive Abbie Vlahakis said: “2020 has highlighted the significant role STEM plays in the world today, from medical breakthroughs to technology that keeps us all connected.

“We’re immensely proud of the quality and breadth of STEM-related projects that the Millennium Point Charitable Trust has been able to support.

“The Trust has made a significant difference in the region and, particularly with projects such as our scholarship, it’s encouraging to see young people taking a real interest in STEM as a future career.”

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