Support Network not only helps individual IMechE members and their family but also provides funding to other organisations which can help us to fulfil our wider objectives of using mechanical engineering for social purposes, both in the UK and internationally.

Our three main areas of interest are:
  • Utilising mechanical engineering in international development
  • Supporting engineering innovation, especially in social contexts
  • Enabling access to, and increasing diversity of those in STEM education and careers
We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as an additional framework to this aspect of our mission.
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals

Current organisations and projects that we have funded or are considering partnering include:

Global Greengrants Fund , an international environmental charity working directly with community groups, and where we have funded projects in their Local Livelihoods theme in Africa and India.

Remap, a UK based charity that uses volunteers to customises equipment for disabled people, and where we have provided funding to enable new branches to be established throughout the country.

Rapid Foundation, a Dublin based initiative run by IMechE members, where we are helping to develop their plastic recycling work with the Watamu Marine Association in Kenya.

EcoWorld in Watamu's is Kenya's answer to recycling waste, promoting health and community wealth. "Bottlenose Dolphin" by Andrew MacNaughton Beach Artist and Sculptor made from over 1,000 glass bottles at the Watamu Recycling Centre. EcoWorld Watamu is part of the Watamu Marine Association.

Ecologia Youth Trust, based in Scotland, we are considering supporting two of their schools in Kenya and Uganda, with providing enhanced sanitation and creating into first employment opportunities.

If you would like to know more about our foundation funding work or would like to discuss receiving funds from us in one of our three themes, please do contact us via

Global Greengrants FundThe Rapid FoundationEcologia Youth TrustRemapWatamu Marine Association"Bottlenose Dolphin" by Andrew MacNaughtonEcoworld Recycling

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