Recent fundraising

Recent fundraising

The CIHT Foundation depends for its funds on contributions from collections at CIHT events.  The Annual Luncheon (2018) raised over £3,000 for the Foundation and the Awards Dinner (2019) over £500.  CIHT's Regions and Nations also raise funds at their annual dinners.

For advice on fundraising including gift aid regulations, Regions can email: foundation@ciht.org.uk

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Grants Given

Grants 2019

Arkwright Engineering Scholarships £4,400 to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2019.

Sekai Mei Zengeza £5,000 towards making a documentary on the economic, social and trade impacts of the Kenya-Uganda Railway, a transport system originally built by the British in 1896 and now being rebuilt by the Chinese.

Engineering Prizes - Continuation of grants to Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.

Grants 2018

Arkwright Engineering Scholarships £4,400 to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2018.

Anglia Ruskin University £3,790 to fund the development of an immersive virtual reality game to improve hazard perception in young cyclists.

Engineering Prizes - Continuation of grants to Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.


Grants 2017

Engineers Without Borders £5,000 part-funding to support undergraduate engineers through the Engineering for People Challenge programme.

Arkwright Foundation Trust £5,000 to fund three more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2017.

Emeka Chukwumah £5,000 to fund student research as part of an MRes degree at the University of Birmingham on a Lower Impact Approach to the Construction of Light Rail and Tram Systems.

Engineering Prizes - Continuation of grants to Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.


Grants 2016

Arkwright Foundation Trust £4,000 to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2016.

Anglia Ruskin University £3,190 part-funding to support research into the role of visual attention in hazard perception among young cyclists.

Engineering Prizes - Continuation of grants to Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.


Grants 2015

Arkwright Foundation Trust £4,000 to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2015.

Cycle-Smart Foundation £3,417 to fund the design, creation and distribution of a safer cycling leaflet/poster and bookmark for young cyclists aged 10 to 15.

Engineering Prizes - Continuation of grants to Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.


Grants 2014

Beechen Cliff School – £250 part-funding to support a technology project being entered into an international schools competition.

Car Plus Trust – £5,000 part-funding for a research project leading to the publication of best practice guidance on securing car clubs in new development to reduce traffic impact.

Arkwright Foundation Trust £4,000  to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2014.

RedR £5,000 part funding to support work in Pakistan on driver safety training.
Engage Liverpool  £2,450 to part fund a series of free public seminars on transport and mobility in 21st Century cities.

Engineering Prizes - Continuation of grants to Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.


Grants 2013

Transport Heritage – £995 to part fund a history exhibit about road construction in Lancashire.

East (Kent County Council) - £1,400 to assist with funding transport costs for delivering and distributing surplus /disused PPE equipment from the UK to Moldovan and Ukrainian road workers.

Arkwright Foundation Trust - £4,000  to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2013.

Disasters Emergency Fund – £7,000 in support of disaster recovery work in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Engineering Prizes - Continuation of grants to Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.


Grants 2012

Engineering Prizes - three-year grants awarded to Southampton, Birmingham, Heriot-Watt, Newcastle, Salford, Dublin, London South Bank and Edinburgh Napier Universities to fund engineering prizes to recognise excellence in Highways and Transportation studies.

Transport for London - £500 to support a schools event on transport planning.

Arkwright Foundation Trust £4,000  to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2012.


Grants 2011

Arkwright Foundation Trust £4,000  to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2011.

RedR £5,000 general donation to funds to support work on Pakistan Flood relief projects.

Engineers Against Poverty £1,500 to support transport related research

University of Southampton £100 to support the Tom Williams Prize

TfL & GL Branch £200 contribution to sponsor a trophy and support a schools competition on transport planning.

Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust  - £5,000 part funding to support a nationwide schools campaign to promote the wearing of helmets, lights and reflective vests.

Edinburgh Napier University - £5,000 part funding to develop an instrumented bicycle (IntelliBike) to monitor cycleway conditions.

Transport Skills Employers Forum - £5,000 part funding to raise awareness of careers in highways and transportation among young people.


Grants 2010

Arkwright Foundation Trust £3,600 to fund two more 2-year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2010.

Carlton Reid £500 part funding towards research costs of a book on the history of hard road surfaces.

TfL £100 part funding with other CIHT branches to support a schools competition on transport planning.

Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust - £5,000 part funding to produce a schools pack for 9-11-year-olds on cycle helmet use and head injury awareness.


Grants 2009

Zahara Batool £2,840 to fund student research as part of PhD research at Leeds University on attitudinal and behavioural studies of driver behaviour in Pakistan.

Engineers against Poverty £5,000 to fund work with CIHT’s Transport Policy Board to produce a technical briefing document on the design and delivery of highway and transportation projects to contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction. The document is available here: Maximising the Social Development Outcomes of Road and Transport Projects 

Mission Marts £3,500 to fund the shipment of renovated bicycles to Ghana to improve the mobility of isolated communities
Arkwright Foundation Trust £3,600 to fund two 2 year engineering scholarships for 16-18-year-olds starting September 2009.

Engineers without Borders £4,526 to fund the placement of two young engineers on a roads project in Nias, Indonesia, the placement of three young engineers rural infrastructure project in Dadiya, Nigeria, transport-related bursaries for one year and transport-related activities in schools.  For more see Nakruda Project or visit here and here to see two short videos.

Rwanda Aid  £5,000 to fund improvements the condition of the existing road to Mwagera, thereby providing reliable access for the construction of 6 new school classrooms, whilst developing road building skills in the local community. The current road to the rural community is along an unmade track, over 5km long, which becomes impassable for motorised transport under heavy rain conditions. In order to provide reliable access for vehicles, road improvement works are essential.

"On behalf of Rwanda Aid, as well as the Head Master, Teachers and all 664 pupils at Mwegera Primary School, I would again like to express our real appreciation for funding these important works"  Martyn Harris, Operations Director & Technical Advisor, Rwanda Aid.

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