Bright Ideas Fund

Bright ideas will shape the future of our world. That’s why Venator is supporting projects that inspire learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths across the North East.

Bright Ideas Fund 2020 winners

What is Venator's Bright Ideas Fund?

Venator’s Bright Ideas Fund launched in January 2019 to award grants to North East-based groups and organisations that inspire innovation and stimulate learning in science, technology, engineering and maths. The fund is open to applications from Ofsted registered education providers, universities, not-for-profit and community groups, and social enterprises.

Entries for our 2020 Bright Ideas Fund closed on April 9 at a time when the need for STEM-based learning and innovation is more apparent than ever.

Typically, all entries would be reviewed, and successful applicants would then go to a month-long public vote. This year we received fewer entries than usual and as a result, we have decided to automatically award all successful applicants with a grant of £250, without having to go through the public voting process.

Take a look at our 2020 Bright Ideas Fund winners below…

Bright Ideas Fund 2020 winners

Bright Ideas Fund 2020 Winners

QE Future Engineers

QE Future Engineers

Durham

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School

Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School

Durham

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Northern Saints CofE primary

Northern Saints CofE primary

Sunderland

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Ambulance Mini Medics

Ambulance Mini Medics

Gateshead

Not For Profit Group

Vision25

Vision25

Stockton

Community Group

Prior’s Mill C of E Primary School

Prior’s Mill C of E Primary School

Stockton

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Keelman’s STEM

Keelman’s STEM

South Tyneside

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Benton Park Primary School

Benton Park Primary School

Newcastle

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy

Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy

Darlington

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Women’s Engineering Society Tyne and Tees Cluster

Women’s Engineering Society Tyne and Tees Cluster

Darlington

Not For Profit Group

St Mary’s CE Primary School

St Mary’s CE Primary School

Stockton

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

1338 (Seaham) Squadron Air Training Corps

1338 (Seaham) Squadron Air Training Corps

Sunderland

Not For Profit Group

Climate Action Northeast

Climate Action Northeast

Durham

Not For Profit Group

Prudhoe Community High School

Prudhoe Community High School

Northumberland

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

AutismAble

AutismAble

South Tyneside

Not For Profit Group

Seaham High School STEM Club

Seaham High School STEM Club

Durham

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Newcomen Primary School

Newcomen Primary School

Redcar & Cleveland

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Levendale School PTA

Levendale School PTA

Stockton

Not For Profit Group

Polish Saturday School in Darlington

Polish Saturday School in Darlington

Darlington

Community Group

Fens Primary School

Fens Primary School

Hartlepool

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

1st Washington Guides

1st Washington Guides

Sunderland

Not For Profit Group

Grange Primary School

Grange Primary School

Hartlepool

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Youth Focus North East

Youth Focus North East

Middlesbrough

Not For Profit Group

Bishopton PRU

Bishopton PRU

Stockton

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Engineering Together (CIHT)

Engineering Together (CIHT)

Stockton

Community Group

North Shields Heritology Project

North Shields Heritology Project

North Tyneside

Community Group

ST. PAUL’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

ST. PAUL’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sunderland

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

4th Norton Rainbows and Brownies

4th Norton Rainbows and Brownies

Durham

Community Group

Corbridge Church of England First School

Corbridge Church of England First School

Northumberland

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Waverley Primary School

Waverley Primary School

Newcastle

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Monkhouse Primary School

Monkhouse Primary School

North Tyneside

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Forest Hall Primary School

Forest Hall Primary School

North Tyneside

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Broomhaugh Church of England First School

Broomhaugh Church of England First School

Northumberland

Ofsted Registered Education Providers

Darlington Libraries

Darlington Libraries

Darlington

Not For Profit Group