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  • Are you an NPO, school, or PTA with a charity number?

  • Visionary about empowering youth with digital skills?

  • Seeking up to £1200* for tech or a trainer to foster tomorrow's digital leaders?

  • Already running tech-related activities for kids?

    Benefit from our train-the-trainer workshops to enhance your program delivery!

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 Coordinating events with UK NPOs and schools to deliver workshops to   underserved, underrepresented and underprivileged young people. 

 £400 Grant application window opens on 22nd May 

Digit<all> has again partnered with Meet and Code, who are Europe’s biggest digital skills program.
If you have charity status and are planning or are already offering digital workshops to the underserved, underrepresented and underprivileged young people of the UK, you could be eligible to apply for a £400 grant.


Application criteria for 2024 Meet and Code grants:

 

  • Each event must revolve around the theme of technology and coding.

  • Applications must be received between 22 May till 30 September 2024

  • The event must take place between 17 June and 31 October, 2024

  • The target audience are children and youth between 8 and 24 years old.

  • Participation in the event must be free of charge.

  • The event must be designed to last a minimum duration of 240 minutes.

  • Each event must cater to a minimum of 20 children and youth. The events should ideally be focused on and include children and youth with underserved and underrepresented (UU) backgrounds*.

    *Underserved and underrepresented groups mean, among other things people with migration and refugee backgrounds, from low income households/disadvantaged economic backgrounds, from socially deprived neighbourhoods, with no access to their own IT device, ethnic minorities, and children and youth with disabilities.

"The coding club has been vital in inspiring children, developing their confidence and instilling the culture that coding can be fun for everyone."

"It has enabled us to set up an afterschool club for our KS3 disadvantaged and SEN students to experience coding and robot building. They would not have had this opportunity without the funding."


"This event not only provided a unique learning experience for the children but also underscored the positive impact that technology, when harnessed creatively, can have on their lives."
(Phil Anley)

 Digit<all> can help you every step of the way to claim your grant 

We have ready made resources Coding For Climate Action (digitall.charity), Meet and Code - Europe’s favourite digital skills youth initiative (meet-and-code.org), Meet and Code Amazon Future Engineer (meet-and-code.org) and can support you in delivering your activities. So, whether you are fully skilled in delivering digital workshops, already run a club or new to it all, we are here to help. 

 

Stay tuned for further details on how to register your event once the application window has opened.

 

In the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to email donna.robertson@digitall.charity or visit https://www.digitall.charity/meetandcode

  • What is Meet and Code?
    Meet and Code is Europe’s biggest digital skills program with the goal of introducing children and young people to technology and coding. It aims to close the digital divide across Europe by making coding and learning digital skills accessible and inclusive. Digit<all> is the UK partner for Meet and Code 2024.
  • Who is behind Meet and Code?
    Behind Meet and Code are the organising partners Haus des Stiftens, Techsoup Europe with the respective country partners of the Techsoup Europe network and the main donor partners – Amazon and SAP that enable the initiative through financial support and providing resources for nonprofits. Meet and code was initially founded by Haus des Stiftens, SAP and Techsoup Europe.
  • What schools are the awards open to and how many students can I enter?
    Any school from the UK can enter any number of students for any of the award categories.
  • How many children need to take part?
    Across the duration of the activities, 20 young people should be involved.
  • What are the key dates?
    Applications must be received between 22 May till 30 September 2024 The event must take place between 17 June and 31 October, 2024.
  • I have an event. How do I apply for the grant?
    The meet and code grants are available for charities only. Create an account at Meet and Code: Please select your username and password. This will allow you to return and manage your account. Meet and Code (meet-and-code.org) Finalise your profile: We then ask you for just a few more details including the Account IBAN and BIC for funding to be provided. This can be found in the top-right corner of the statement, just below your sort code and account number. Website will redirect you to the page where you can create an event. Submit one (or more) event ideas: To submit an event idea, please prepare a detailed description of the event concept, valid contact details, and a photo that represents the event. It is really important to give us as much information as you can to support your application. If you are successful you should hear from Digit<all> within 4 weeks.
  • How much are the grants?
    £400 for each activity with a maximum of £1200.
  • What do I need to do to qualify for the grant?
    Must have a UK registered Charity Number Each event must revolve around the theme of technology and coding. The target audience are children and youth between 8 and 24 years old. Participation in the event must be free of charge. The event must be designed to last a minimum duration of 240 minutes. Each event must cater for a minimum of 20 children and youth. The events should ideally be focused on and include children and youth with underserved and underrepresented (UU) backgrounds. Applications must be received between 22 May till 30 September 2024 The event must take place between 17 June and 31 October, 2024. If your event meets all of the above criteria, your event will be eligible. After submitting your event, you will get a response within four weeks.
  • How will grants be paid?
    Your organisation will be asked to submit an invoice to accounts@digitall.charity with the subject title of Meet and Code. Once your activity is submitted we will provide further details.
  • What might the activities look like for £400, £800 and £1200 grants?
    Ideas include: Code club (4 x 1hr sessions): £400 Half day Primary / Secondary physical computing workshops (4hrs): £400 Two day project based learning activity: £1200 Half day computing activity stand at a School Science day: £400 Code your own game lunchtime challenge with 12 x 30min sessions for KS3/4: £800 School breakfast club with computational thinking challenges: £400
  • How can I spend the grant money?
    A trainer for the workshop Licence for online teaching tools Learning materials for participants including curation and shipping, e.g. Workbooks or hardware Communication to reach potential participants, e.g. Flyer, poster, online marketing Professional external support to enable an online event, e.g. technical support Rent for space needed because of e.g. technical infrastructure
  • I already run a club can I claim the grant?
    Yes. If you are already running a club or workshop then you can apply for the bursary as long as all criteria is met.
  • I want to get young people involved but I’m not sure what activity to run - can you help?
    Have a look at Digit<all>’s resource library where you will find all the resources you will need. Each exciting set of session includes activity plan, solution videos, supporting slides, extension activities and challenges. You could access the Meet and Code inspiration library which offers you a wide range of free materials including ideas and methods to organise your event. Amazon Future Engineers website also have some exciting resources Amazon Future engineers: Why not try other websites? Hour of code https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn Micro:bit https://microbit.org/ Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/ If you ever have any questions, then email your Digit<all> Meet and Code lead donna.robertson@digitall.charity
  • Where and how can I host my event?
    NPO’s are welcome to host in-person, virtual and hybrid events from 1st September to 31st October.
  • What events could we host?
    You can host any digitally related event. Possible events include hackathons, coding workshops, competitions, coding nights, robotics classes or other formats. There are also resources on the Digit<all> website https://www.digitall.charity/resource
  • What do you mean by underserved and underrepresented backgrounds?
    Underserved and underrepresented groups mean, among others things people with migration and refugee background, from low income households/disadvantaged economic backgrounds, from socially deprived neighbourhoods, with no access to own IT device, ethnic minorities, and children and youth with disabilities. 
  • Who should be my target audience?
    The narrative of this year's meet and code edition is focusing on underrepresented, underserved and underprivileged children and youths.
  • My application
    All event ideas must be submitted on the Meet and Code website before 13th September 2023. Organisations are welcome to submit several different event ideas. Qualifying ideas will then receive funding of £400 to support their learning activities.
  • Who do I contact for more information?
    If you have any questions about Meet and Code feel free to email donna.robertson@digitall.charity or visit https://www.digitall.charity/meetandcode
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