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Techniquest Receives £45k to Inspire Young Scientists of Tomorrow

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Cardiff’s leading science discovery centre will inspire more future scientists than ever after receiving a charitable boost from donors.

The educational charity, based in Cardiff Bay, conducts inspirational school outreach programmes, reaching over 50,000 pupils in Wales annually in a bid to make interactive STEM related learning accessible to all.

Thanks to new donations from prestigious grants which includes a whopping £40k, Techniquest’s school outreach will reap the benefits of additional financial support.

After scooping £40,000 in essential funding from the Scottish Power Foundation, the charity will use the funds to deliver outreach to over 10,000 Welsh school pupils, whilst investing in specialist AV equipment to support the programme.

Providing funding to charities for the purpose of the advancement of education, science, environmental protection, arts, heritage, culture and community development, the Scottish Power Foundation announced Techniquest as a beneficiary in March, awarding the charity a slice of £1.25m of funding allocated to 25 organisations across the UK.

Techniquest will also receive £5,000 from the George and Esme Pollitzer Charitable Settlement towards its motivational outreach programme.

The news come on the back of the recent announcement that the science discovery centre has secured planning permission for its multi-million pound transformational project, The Science Capital. Work is expected to start on the centre’s 900m2 extension in Spring 2019 and it will be open to the public by Summer 2020.

Abe Sampson, Fundraising Manager said:

“We’re honoured to have been recognised by two very important charities as we continue on our mission to make science accessible to all. We really can’t thank the Scottish Power Foundation and George and Esme Pollitzer Charitable Settlement enough for supporting us and sharing our vision for a scientifically literate society across Wales.

“We’re delighted to be able to support our outreach programme with additional resources, creating meaningful opportunities for the future STEM workforce across Wales. Following the recent news of permission to extend our building, 2019 is already shaping up to be an incredible, transformational year for our organisation.”