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Partners and supporters

Our work at Life is possible thanks to our collaborations with partners and supporters across the North East and beyond.

Everyone working at Life today is helping to make science more accessible and transformative for more people.

We have science communicators inspiring children and adults by making science more engaging. We have researchers discovering new breakthroughs, fertility experts helping people start families, and clinical professionals enhancing the lives of people living with various conditions. We are also home to events, entertainment and more.

Life has forged a variety of relationships with individuals, organisations, businesses and networks who have played a huge role in making that possible.

Life Science Centre's Space Zone entrance, including a board thanking our key partners and supporters for their support.
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Northumbria University

​Life and Northumbria University enjoys a collaborative learning and research partnership which recognises the unique contribution that both organisations make to Newcastle and the North East’s engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Catherine Cookson Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine Cookson was brought up and resided.

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

BEIS works to build an economy that works for everyone, so that there are great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow.

Biffa Award

Biffa Award is a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.

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Durham University

Durham University is one of the UK’s leading universities with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

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Edina Trust

The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation are a family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.

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The MacRobert Trust

The MacRobert Trust performs three roles: it is a dynamic charity, it is the owner of an historic legacy and it is a forward-thinking landlord with a large and vibrant estate to manage.

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NE1 is an international award winning Business Improvement District company.

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NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues

NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues is a collaboration between 10 building-based cultural producers operating 20 venues in North East England.

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NewcastleGateshead Initiative

NewcastleGateshead Initiative markets NewcastleGateshead on a national and international stage. Its mission is to inspire people to visit, and to live, learn, work and invest here.

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North East Autism Society

For almost 40 years the North East Autism Society have led the way in providing autism-specific care and education for children, young people and adults across the North East of England. Their approach aims to support individuals to participate in society as independent and valued citizens, enjoying equal rights and opportunities but also enriching the world around them.

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North East Centre of Excellence

The North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence helps organisations to solve problems and open up opportunities using satellite data and technology, all leading to more efficient use of resources, more market opportunities and a better quality of life.

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The Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust’s aim is to maximise the opportunities available to young people in all parts of the UK’s educational system and is now focused on science, particularly physics.

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The Reece Foundation

The Reece Foundation’s main objective is to increase the long term and sustainable prosperity of the North East of England primarily through the promotion of engineering and manufacturing.

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Teesside University

Teesside University is founded on a rich heritage, which has influenced its development into the dynamic, energetic and innovative institution it is today.

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Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. They’re a global charitable foundation, who support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate.

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West End Schools' Trust

WEST are a Foundation Trust of seven primary schools based in the West End of Newcastle.

UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.

The Wellesley Trust

The Wellesley Trust provide grants to individuals and organisations for the advancement of education and relief of hardship of children and young people living in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Durham.

Metro Radio

Media partners

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Metro Radio

Metro Radio delivers the perfect mix of music combined with witty, warm-hearted locally relevant banter as well as life’s essential news and market specific traffic updates and weather.

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Primary Times

Primary Times is the definitive what’s on and where to go family guide of activities and events for children of primary school age.