Please support our Vision
EDT is an educational charity on a mission to connect young people and industry with inspiring STEM futures.
Our vision is a society where all young people can develop the skills, knowledge and experience they need to use STEM as a powerful tool for taking control of their futures and changing the world around them.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
“[This experience] gave me the courage in my convictions that I was both interested in and capable of studying and succeeding in engineering. It highlighted to me some areas I would have to work on before applying to and attending university, but also showed me that I was much more capable than I had given myself credit for.”
-Anna went on to study Mechanical Engineering at university
With your help, we've supported thousands of young people in exploring the world of STE(A)M by providing hands-on experiences of industry and careers, through a variety of programmes.
HERE ARE THE WAYS YOU CAN HELP TO SUPPORT THE WORK WE ARE DOING
“University always seemed so intimidating to me as none of my parents have been able to guide me through it as they have never graduated themselves. However, this virtual course has laid out my options in a way that didn’t overwhelm me, but rather made me confident in applying for a subject that piques my interest. I truly am grateful that I have experienced such an opportunity that has inspired me to pursue my love for coding and engineering.”
Suweyda, bursary student
GIFT A PLACE
All young people deserve the chance for an inspiring STEM future.
A key part of EDT’s mission is to help disadvantaged and under-represented young people build STEM and employability skills. The impact of COVID-19 has made this work more important than ever: disadvantaged pupils have lost around 34% of their learning during school closures, and the learning gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has increased by 46%. Without our help, young people like Suweyda are in danger of losing out on the bright futures they deserve.
Are you a UK taxpayer?
Selecting Gift Aid means EDT can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give, increasing the impact of your donation at no extra cost to you. You also have the option to set up a monthly donation, so you can give the gift of bright STEM futures to young people across the UK all year round! Check out our JustGiving page for more details.
Together we can give young people the gift of a bright future this festive season- thank you for your support.
can enable a team of students to participate in a themed industry project
can gift 2 full places for disadvantaged young people on one of our virtual courses
can gift a place on one of our virtual courses to a young person like Suweyda
can provide CV guidance and interview training
can fund a young person taking part in a STEM based experience day
Your donation could enable a young person to discover a career that inspires them, show a family that learning together can be fun, or help a child to develop confidence in their newfound STEM skills.
Below are the different ways you can donate:
1. You can donate via Just Giving
2. You could support us via the Charities Aid Foundation
Help us maximise our impact and achieve our vision by nominating to support us. This is a simple and stress free way to donate More info here.
3. You can set up payroll giving – if you don’t already, you could consider
setting up payroll giving/GAYE. This is an effective way to make a difference and support a young person on their journey.
4. You can also support us through the following:
Help us change young people’s lives whilst having fun at the same time!
IDEAS & SUPPORT PACK
From quiz nights and tea parties to rap battles and zombie runs, there are hundreds of fun ways you could get involved.
1. Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and EDT cover the cost of your event place!
2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and EDT pay the balance of the event place cost.
3. Self Funding – you pay the full cost of the event place-fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to EDT!
Find out more here
Volunteers* are at the heart of EDT. With your unique skills and experiences, you could be the mentor or role-model a young person has been looking for.
From taking part in a Q&A with young people thinking about a career in your sector, to mentoring a group whilst they complete a STEM project, there are loads of ways you can get involved. Check out our volunteering page or contact us for upcoming opportunities!
*All our volunteers are DBS/PVG checked. If you’d like to volunteer but don’t have a DBS/PVG check, we can help you through the process
Whichever way you choose to support us in achieving our vision, we are extremely humbled by your kindness. Thank you.
You can donate
We secure donations and grants to innovate and develop our schemes and give more young people the opportunity to participate across the UK. We would be grateful for your continued support on this. Your financial contributions enable us to develop and deliver experiences for young people.
You can donate via Just Giving
You or your employees can pledge to help young people - we are always thankful for the generosity of volunteers, who provide their time, support and knowledge to help students, teachers and company managers gain the most from their experience. There are many different ways you can get involved, let's talk about how you can pledge to help/fund us to deliver - Email us and we’ll send you some ideas
You can set up payroll giving – if you don’t already, you could consider setting up payroll giving/GAYE. This is an effective way to make a difference and support a young person on their journey
You could consider supporting us via the Charities Aid Foundation - Help us maximise our impact and achieve our vision by nominating to support us. More info here.
You can support us via CSR portals such as:
If your organisation uses a different service please email
email@example.com with details and we will look to register with them.