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Millennium Point Launches 2024 STEM Grants Programme




Millennium Point Launches 2024 STEM Grants Programme 

Millennium Point, the iconic public building and events venue in Birmingham, proudly announces the launch of its annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grants programme.

Starting from October 23, 2023, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust will be accepting applications from not-for-profit organisations, schools, and colleges across the West Midlands Combined Authority area. 

The STEM grants programme is meticulously designed to empower education and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals. With grants ranging from £1,000 to £20,000, the programme aims to support projects that have a substantial impact on STEM education and career choices. Applicants are encouraged to showcase innovative ideas that will spark curiosity, creativity, and passion for STEM fields among young learners.

Over the past five years, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust has awarded over £2 million to various charities, not-for-profits, community groups, and schools, strengthening STEM education in the region. The funds for these grants are generated through the commercial activities of the Millennium Point building, a landmark located on Curzon Street in Birmingham City Centre. 

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point, said: "Our grants programme is more than just financial support; it's a catalyst for change. By investing in innovative projects and underrepresented groups, we aim to nurture the curiosity and passion of young minds, inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM fields. We believe that by fostering this enthusiasm, we are sowing the seeds for a future generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators who will shape our world."

In addition to providing financial assistance, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust actively collaborates with grant recipients, offering mentorship and resources to ensure the success and sustainability of the supported projects.

The STEM grants programme aligns with the Trust's mission to invest in STEM-related organisations, projects, and initiatives. Alongside the grants initiative, the Trust also sponsors the Millennium Point Trust Scholarship, which funds at least one young person's undergraduate degree each year at Birmingham City University.

Applications for the STEM grants programme will be accepted from October 23, 2023.

Interested organisations are encouraged to visit the Millennium Point website ( for detailed information on the application process and eligibility criteria.


Millennium Point CEO Abbie Vlahakis with previous grant recipients from King Solomon International Business School. Pictured in the school's eco-friendly sensory wildlife garden - funded by the Millennium Point grant and designed to help students explore science in a practical way and learn about life cycles, growing, plants, climate, habitats and weather.

About Millennium Point:

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 tenants, including Thinktank and Birmingham City University (BCU). 

Situated opposite the new HS2 Curzon Street Station, Millennium Point and the Millennium Point Trust champion and facilitate meetings and partnerships between businesses, educators and the next generation of STEM leaders across the region.

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