Apply now for Google grants for innovative Code Week events for children aged 5-18

By Marielena Ivory,

Pre-university CS Education Outreach, Google

At Google, we want all students to have an opportunity to engage with computer science, to be inspired by the power that technology has to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems. We want them to feel empowered to be creators, and not just consumers, of tomorrow’s technological innovations. We know there are many great organizations and educators out there who share this passion, and we are always looking for ways to help seed and amplify efforts to get kids excited about coding, especially for kids who may not have access to many other learning opportunities.

 

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That’s why we are excited to get involved with Europe Code Week again this year, and support efforts to show students the magic of computer science. To spread the excitement, we are offering
grants up to 2,500 EUR to organizations who want to run education initiatives during Europe Code Week. We want to give kids aged 5-18 – especially those new to computer science – a chance to engage with some hands-on learning opportunities and experience the magic of creating with technology. If you are looking for some educational tools or inspiration, we have great resources such as CS First available at www.google.com/cs.

The program is open to not-for-profit organizations and schools* only. If you have an idea for a fun and innovative initiative to inspire kids about computer science that you would like to run during Europe Code Week, let us know!

Application: Please submit this form by July 14 2017

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, and must be received by July 14 2017. Please note that due to processing times, grants could arrive after Europe Code Week, so you must be
in a position to cover costs upfront.

Criteria for consideration:

  • Must be a registered not-for-profit or school (*schools may require additional legal approval)
  • Event must take place during or around Europe Code Week (October 7-22, 2017)
  • Initiative must target students who are new to computer science, and include at least 1 hour of hands-on computer science learning activity.
  • Funding cannot be used solely for hardware acquisition.
  • Preference will be given to projects that reach 100+ students.
  • Recipients agree to share follow up metrics information.

48 projects received Google grants last year

 

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For any questions, please contact europe-code-week@google.com.

We look forward to hearing about your projects!