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UK Space Agency Funds New Projects to Inspire the Next Generation

By Mark Holmes | May 10, 2024

UKSA Space for All. Photo: UKSA

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) has revealed details of its latest initiatives to attract young people to the space industry. It has awarded funding to 15 projects across the UK designed to engage young people from all backgrounds and inspire the next generation into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The agency’s Space for All fund aims to inspire young people to pursue STEM education and attract talent to the U.K. space sector. The UKSA revealed details of this funding, May. 10.

Just over a 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) will go to programs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Space for All is part of the UKSA’s 12 million pound Inspiration program which delivers multiple long-lasting interventions and opportunities across the U.K., engaging with parents, teachers, club leaders, and role models, as well as young people themselves.

“As part of the UK Space Agency’s long-term investment in space education and skills, our Space for All funding is backing projects that will engage young people from all backgrounds across the U.K. Through long lasting interventions we aim to demonstrate the value of space to everyday life and the broad range of exciting future careers available, through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pathways and wider,” Professor Anu Ojha, Director of Championing Space at the UK Space Agency, said in a statement.