Donations

Techniquest Glyndŵr is an independent registered education charity, funded from a variety of sources. Donations to support our work are especially valuable to us, whether they are ‘in kind’ or funds to enable us to reach more children through school visits.

Donating specialist items of Equipment

A number of partners have provided particularly useful items of equipment that are used on an ongoing basis in conjunction with workshops that are delivered directly in schools to provide a realistic challenge to develop a deeper understanding of scientific concepts.

The following companies have recently assisted Techniquest Glyndŵr:

please select a company to see more information

Toyota UK
Since 2011 Techniquest Glyndwr and Toyota (Engine Plant, Deeside) have been working closely together to bring schools and industry closer. Techniquest Glyndwr have supported each of Toyota’s family open days and Eco days with fun science activities. 

Toyota have provided the following support to Techniquest Glyndwr’s educational activities:

- Provided of 5 LEGO Mindstorm robots
- Opened the doors of their plant to local school groups
- Donated a Yaris car for educational use

Website: www.toyotauk.com

Wilmot Dixon Energy Services

In 2014 Wilmott Dixon became involved with the Numeracy Employer Engagement Project which had developed a number of workshops and resources to assist with improvement of numeracy skills in secondary schools in Wales. 

- Assisted with the production of short videos in the Welsh and English language illustrating how some of their employees use numeracy skills their work

- Worked with staff from Techniquest Glyndwr to develop ‘Building our Futures’ KS3 and KS4 (Link to workshops) numeracy workshops that are now available for secondary schools

- Provided apprentices to support the ‘Building our Futures’ workshop when delivered to schools or at major STEM events

- Provided a model house that had been constructed by their apprentices to demonstrate the effects of insulation in homes. Combined with the donation of a sophisticated heat sensitive camera these support the delivery of the Building Our Futures workshop

Website: www.willmottdixon.co.uk/energy-services

Donations of funding
It is particularly useful for us to receive funding which can enable us to offer a variety of educational shows and workshops for free or at much reduced cost to schools. It enables us to cover our costs of delivery whilst directly benefiting schools which are often challenged by restricted budgets.

We currently have a ‘Coach Fund’ which we are able to offer schools based in Wales as a result of financial support from the Welsh Government which can help with the costs of a school planning a visit to our centre for a science workshop or show in addition to being able to explore more than 75 interactive science exhibits at our base. By making available a similar “Coach Fund” available for schools based in England we can help them take advantage of what we have to offer. Maybe you could support schools in your immediate locality to establish an English ‘Coach Fund’?

Just £5 can pay for a child to visit Techniquest Glyndŵr as part of a school group, £260 can provide a half day of workshops at a school and £430 can provide a full day of Dome Shows for a school in our portable 360° planetarium.

The following organisations have recently provided grant funding to Techniquest Glyndŵr:
please select a company to see more information

Royal Society of Chemistry
With more than 51,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business the RSC is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

Website: www.rsc.org

Energy Island Partnership
The Anglesey Energy Island Programme is a collective effort between several stakeholders within the public and private sector working in partnership to put Anglesey at the forefront of energy research and development, production and servicing, bringing with it potentially huge economic rewards.

Website: www.anglesey.gov.uk/business/energy-island

Bangor University - Reaching Wider
Reaching Higher Reaching Wider is a project managed by the Community University of North Wales (a partnership of the two Higher Education Institutions and eight further education colleges in North Wales) and funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).
The aim of the project is to widen participation in Wales among targeted groups identified by the Welsh Government.

Website: www.bangor.ac.uk/community/reachinghigher.php.en

Engineering Development Trust - Into Industry Project
EDT delivers over 30,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences each year, for young people age 11-21 across the UK.

The range of work related learning schemes provide opportunities for young people to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised taster courses.
Open Industry provides key stage 3-5 students (ages 11-18) with short visits to organisations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Within this Open Industry programme, we arrange for students to visit environments where they can experience ways in which STEM based subjects are applied in the real world and are encouraged to engage with role models to help them to make informed career choices.

Website: www.etrust.org.uk/node/74