The original target of £1 million was set as part of our 150th-anniversary celebrations, which officially kicked off on 1 October.
We are delighted to announce that we are going to continue to match your donations – throughout our anniversary year with the aim to raise another £1 million.
Our IET Futures Fund supports students and apprentices through our Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Engineering Horizons Bursaries. Support from our donors also helps us enable disadvantaged children and young people to access our flagship education programmes, IET FIRST® LEGO® League and our Faraday Challenge Days. These provide an excellent opportunity for four to 16-year olds to develop a broad range of STEM and communication skills.
The match funding applies to donations from any sources, including individuals, foundations and corporate donors.
Bhavini Bhatt, Fundraising and Campaign Development Manager, said: “Thousands more children and young people have been able to take part in the IET’s programmes thanks to generous donors.
“It has been wonderful to see how many members wish to help others discover and enjoy the long and fulfilling careers that they have had. This is a great opportunity for individuals and organisations to get behind this initiative as any donation they make will be doubled by the IET.”
Visit our IET Futures Fund page to find out about the people that these donations are supporting and for more information about how you can get involved.