£400k of STEM grants up for grabs in West Midlands

By Jamie Brassington | Education | Published:

More than £400,000 has been set aside for West Midlands schools to encourage STEM learning.

Individual grants of £20,000 are available for the teaching of learning of science, technology, engineering and maths.

The cash has been set aside by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust - which runs Millennium Point in Birmingham that is home to science museum ThinkTank and Birmingham City University.

It is not just schools that can apply for the money. The scheme, which launched last year, is also available to charities and not-for-profit organisations. The deadline for applications is February 14.

Previous grant recipients have spent the money on learning clubs, organising career fairs and activity programmes.

Abigail Vlahakis, interim CEO at Millennium Point, said: “STEM roles are the jobs of the future in the region and we are striving to play a key role in ensuring young people from the West Midlands will be in pole position to take those roles – most of which have yet to be conceived."

To apply for a Millennium Point small grant, visit

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By Jamie Brassington
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