CIEC's Sponsors

CIEC are a not for profit organisation based in the Department of Chemistry, at the University of York. We would like to say thank you to organisations and companies, for supporting our pursuit of science and enterprise with young people. The generosity and vision of our sponsors, both in-kind and through direct donations, has enabled CIEC to provide thousands of children with unique science based experiences. Hundreds of teachers have received professional development to raise the standard of science provision in their schools, and the evidence of impact is outstanding.

Science is both awe-inspiring and critical to our economic future; sponsoring CIEC is a great way to raise awareness with schools, businesses and the wider public. Sponsorship can be by direct donation or through collaboration on a specific initiative. We value every donation and welcome all enquiries.

If you would like to find out more about funding options or discuss an idea, please contact Joy Parvin or Gayle Pook at ciec@york.ac.uk or use the contact form here.


Thomas Swan is a fourth generation family run business that manufactures intermediates and promotes innovative technology.

CIEC is our Primary Charitable donation because it is quite simply supporting our long term future as a chemical company in the UK. We believe in the organisation and the impact it has on young people and their future choice of careers. CIEC opens the eyes of teachers and children to their local companies and the role chemicals play in our lives.

Harry Swan, Managing director

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The North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) is a stand-alone company, which was created and is owned by its member companies to represent the companies and supply chain of the Process Industry in the region. Many of its member s actively donate funding to actively support CIEC to carry out the Children Challenging Industry Programme across their region.

This is our future workforce and Children Challenging Industry is an investment in that future, for industry in our region.

Dr Stan Higgins C.E.O. NEPIC & European Cluster Manager of the Year 2014

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The Salters' Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry education, taking a lead role in curriculum development and the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in Chemistry and related sciences. The Salters' Institute supports CIEC as it enthuses students by setting the science they do in school in a real-world context, particularly linking with chemistry-related industries.

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Johnson Matthey is a world leader in sustainable technologies, they are currently funding two CIEC projects in addition to contributing to core funding.

Johnson Matthey is committed to supporting projects that promote an interest in science among young people and as a result , we have researched and participated in a wide range of programmes over the years. CCI stands out as one that really does change young peoples’ perceptions about the chemical industry and careers in science. Compared to other programmes we feel it provides a great return on our investment

Sally Jones, Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Johnson Matthey

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Croda puts a high priority on the support of STEM-related activities in schools and college. We were delighted to work with CIEC on our first pilot project to link topics relating to our chemistry and processes with the English National Curriculum. Not only did we develop some excellent age-appropriate activities, but we learned a lot about the practicalities of interacting with schools in England!

Phil Ruxton, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Coatings & Polymers, Croda Europe Ltd

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Cleveland Scientific Institute is a Charitable Institution promoting Teesside education and training opportunities for young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Risk Management. CIEC have been awarded a grant towards Children Challenging Industry on Teesside for the past 2 years. The committee consider that this long standing project introducing primary aged children to local industry is worthy of their support as it has proved to be successful at raising aspirations towards science related careers.

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