The Reece Foundation was established in 2007. Our main objective is to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England primarily through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing.
In particular, we focus on the improvement of education in engineering and related scientific and mathematical subjects, training in engineering skills, and the development of employment opportunities.
Other projects and causes which, in the opinion of the trustees, are beneficial to the well-being of the area or the country as a whole may also be supported from time to time.
The Reece Foundation has supported Bring It On since its inception.
The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is a major regional charity that matches generous people with our region’s important community causes by enabling people from all walks of life to set up charitable funds, give collectively or share their expertise, supporting local charities and community organisations, and building our endowment as an asset for our communities now, and for generations to come.
Every year, we award grants to hundreds of charities in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and across North East England, through funds set up by our donors.
Tony Platten is a Blyth-based engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Together with his wife Anne, Tony established the Platten Family Fund to make grants in support of STEM education and training, with an ambition to inspire the next generation of North East engineers. Since 2015 the fund has supported a wide range of activity that gives young people vital skills for the 21st century economy, inspires them about the region’s industrial heritage, and raises awareness of the careers and opportunities that are available in the engineering sector.
The Cleveland Scientific Institution (CSI) is organisation of which the members are engineering and scientific based and related professional institutes. Based in and about the Tees Valley, we have close links to Teesside University.
The CSI provides financial and other support to young people with a view to encouraging their interest in science and technology; there are a number of practical projects, such as Greenpower, which helps children from a surprisingly early age to build their own electrically powered vehicles, and then to race them. The CSI has been involved with Bring it On from the very start.
Our aim is to give young people a real insight into technical and scientific subjects, in a way that will stimulate and enthuse them. We try to do this as inclusively as possible, reaching out to youngsters who might never have considered engineering and the sciences to be an important part of their own personal development, and perhaps their future career.
EngineeringUK is a not-for-profit organisation, funded predominantly via the professional registration fees of individual engineers, as well as the support of a range of businesses, trusts and foundations, and a corporate membership scheme. We work in partnership with hundreds of organisations across the engineering community to inspire tomorrow’s engineers.
Skills Partnership – The EngineeringUK Skills Partnership is a network of businesses working together to grow the engineering talent pipeline. Our expert team of regionally based Business Partnership Managers work across the UK to support companies of all sizes, helping to drive sustainability in their businesses by supporting them to attract the right talent through engaging with young people in the most effective, impactful ways. Through the Skills Partnership you can leverage insight and expertise to help establish a new, or, increase the impact of an existing talent pipeline programme, addressing individual company needs and priorities. More broadly, you’ll also contribute to improving the quality of engineering engagement activity, widening the talent pool and developing a more skilled engineering workforce.
For more information about how the EngineeringUK Skills Partnership can support your business please contact Moira Shaftoe ([email protected]).