City Road Primary School was one recipient of a STEM grant from Millennium Point in 2022; Millennium Point CEO Abbie Vlahakis is pictured (left) with pupils and Assistant Head Sarvjeet Jandu

The Millennium Point Charitable Trust is once again preparing itself for a huge influx of applications, with the launch of its Small Grants Programme 2022, with STEM project grants of up to £20,000 available.

Not-for-profit organisations from across the West Midlands can bid for a share of thousands of pounds available to help fund their STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) projects and initiatives.

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.

The closing date for applications is Friday December 3rd at 5pm.

Over the past five years, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust has awarded over £2 million to charities, not-for-profits, community groups and schools to further STEM education.

The latest round of funding in 2021 saw a wide range of successful projects – from a proposal to build a fully operational light aircraft, STEM training toolkits for schools and a car engineering workshop for girls.

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point said: “Along with our hugely popular degree scholarship, the Small Grants Programme is why we do what we do – to promote STEM education across the region and increase the opportunities for the next generation via some of the most exciting career paths available.

“Every year the quality and volume of applications that the Millennium Point Charitable Trust receives is fantastic, and I’ve no doubt that will be the case again – I can’t wait to see them.”

To apply for a grant, go to the Millennium Point website