Millennium Point Charitable Trust has announced donations of more than £4.8 million to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects across the West Midlands last year.
All of the commercial activity that takes place in the 46,450 square metre landmark Millennium Point building feeds back into the charity, enabling it to donate and invest in STEM-related organisations, projects and initiatives.
This has included a robotics lab and 3D printing facilities at Bishop Vesey Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield, allowing students from surrounding schools to gain experience, knowledge and skills in advanced technology; more than £281,000 to fund four projects by Birmingham Museums Trust including Year of the Engineer 2018 and a Science and Heritage Career Ladder Legacy; working with Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment to offer a free undergraduate STEM degree through the Millennium Point scholarship, now in its fifth year. Applications for the 2019 scholarship are now open.
Rebecca Delmore, Commercial Director of Millennium Point said: “We are 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 and it is encouraging to see young people taking a real interest in STEM as a future career. It is what Birmingham,the West Midlands and Britain need.”
Opened in 2001, Millennium Point is the largest landmark millennium project, in England, outside of London. Inside, it is home to unique event spaces including a 350-capacity auditorium, flexible workspaces, meeting rooms and offices, and largest tenants ThinkTank and Birmingham City University (BCU).