TRINITY High School in Redditch has secured a prestigious STEM grant from the Millennium Point Trust in Birmingham in its latest round of funding.
The grant will be used to purchase a new laser cutter machine in order to improve the STEM – Building on the continued success of the programme, The Millennium Point Charitable Trust received over 70 applications from not-for-profit organisations bidding for a share of thousands of pounds available to help fund STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) projects and initiatives across the West Midlands. – opportunities at the school.
The aim is then to integrate the laser cutter into curriculum for all key stages with each project becoming more complex as the students’ comprehension of the technology expands.
Building on the continued success of the programme, The Millennium Point Charitable Trust received over 70 applications from not-for-profit organisations bidding for a share of thousands of pounds available to help fund STEM projects and initiatives across the West Midlands.
The Small Grants programme, which offers grants split across two levels of funding and makes up to £20,000 available to individual applicants, is made possible by the commercial activity that takes place in the 46,450 sqm landmark Millennium Point building. It feeds back into the charitable trust, enabling it to donate and invest in STEM-related organisations, projects and initiatives.
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.”
Since its launch in 2014, Millennium Point Charitable Trust has donated over £2.7m to successful recipients funding a diverse range of projects across education, STEM-focused charities, sporting charities and museums.
The next round of applications for 2022 will open next month on October 4, 2021.