How you can help
There are many ways that you can get involved with the SMF from fundraising on our behalf to becoming a Corporate Partner. Have a read below to see what aligns with your values.
01 Become a Corporate Partner
Why Partner with the SMF?
Associate your brand and values with innovative and inspirational young people whilst also providing positive action in the world of education and engineering.
An opportunity to network with like-minded companies at events.
Reach a global audience through the affiliation with tech YouTubers and their combined subscriptions in the millions
Are you a professional body or organisation within the engineering sector - 3D printing, Formular 1, IT, Design & Consultancy, Aeronautical, Structural, Civil engineering etc? You could contribute to our mission in various ways:
Consider us in your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives
Sponsor a star through further education to make a lasting impact
Offer internships, work experience, or mentorships to our Stars
Donate resources like software, hardware, CNC, laser cutters, 3D printers and more
Our objectives are to offer support to young people which is tailored specifically to their individual needs and circumstances. Please click below to contact our partnership team to discuss bespoke packages of support.
02 Become a Collaborator
Are you in a position of responsibility? A teacher, Tutor, Makerspace runner? If you are, you will be aware of the challenges young neuro-divergent people face and the limitation to support available.
Join us as a Collaborator. Look out for talented neurodiverse individuals who can benefit from SMF Support & provide them with a safe space to explore their talents.
Help us find our next Stars!
Your creativity can fuel our mission to support young neuro-divergent makers and innovators!
03 Fundraise on behalf of the SMF
Make an impact in your own way! Rally your school, University or friends and organise events, challenges, sponsored walks, or bake sales, with proceeds going to SMF.
No matter how big or small every contribution makes an impact.
Fundraising efforts can be set up on Just Giving or we get charity rates if you arrange your fundraiser through PayPal Fundraisers. Click on the link below and scroll down to get started.
04 Sign up to EasyFundraising
Give back effortlessly! Join Easy Fundraising and choose SMF as your charity of choice. You can support us while you shop online, and it doesn't cost you a penny.
Currently only applicable for UK residents
05 Leave a Legacy
Help ensure the longevity of the SMF for years to come with a legacy donation. A Gift in a Will can enable the SMF to continue to support young neurodivergent individuals, boost their confidence & realise their full potential.
Please do contact us to discuss further.
06 Simply Donate
A one time donation of any size is greatly appreciated. Alternatively, if you can, we welcome regular supporters of the SMF to set up monthly donations. This regular support allows us to plan and budget how many Stars we can help in the near future.
Mentor a star - are you a qualified engineer with a little time to spare? Help boost a stars confidence by being a mentor and friend.
Offer to help with the running of the SMF - policy creation, website updating, social posts, legal advice, advice on fundraising. We're a small team so if you have a particular area of specialty or interest, please do get in touch.
Spread the word - please do tell who you can about us so that we can spread our mission
Introductions - please do introduce us to whoever you feel may be interested in what we're doing. They may have the knowledge and experience to help propel us forward.
Volunteer at events like SMRRF - we need people on the door, setting up, manning the stand etc
By signing up you'll be the first to know about upcoming applications rounds, exciting fundraising events, heartwarming star updates and exclusive ways you can get involved with the SMF.