Apply until 13 July for Google grants for your Code Week event

By Kristine Lazdina, Program Manager, engEDU, CS First

More than 65% of students will work in jobs that don’t even exist today. As part of our commitment to help 1 million Europeans find a job or grow their business by
2020, we want to prepare today’s students for that future by getting them excited about where computer science can take them. This year, we’re happy to be involved in Europe Code Week again to support efforts that inspire students to use technology and advance their computational thinking skills, with a focus on girls and others currently underrepresented in the field.

As part of Europe Code Week, we are offering grants – up to 8,000 EUR – to organizations who want to run education initiatives that give kids aged 5-18 a chance to engage with some hands-on learning opportunities and experience the magic of creating with technology.

Application: Please submit this form by July 13, 2018.

 

 

This program is open to not-for-profit organizations and schools only. If you are looking for some educational tools or inspiration, we have great resources such as CS First available at www.google.com/edu.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, and must be received by July 13, 2018.

Please note that due to processing times, grants could arrive after Europe Code Week, so you must be in a position to cover your operational costs upfront.

Criteria for consideration:

  • Must be a registered not-for-profit organisation or school (schools may require additional legal approval).
  • Event must take place or start during Europe Code Week, 6-21 October  2018.
  • Initiative must target students who are new to computer science, and include a minimum of 2 hours of hands-on computer science learning activities.
  • Funding cannot be used solely for purchasing hardware (tablets, phones, robotics, etc.).
  • Recipients agree to share follow-up metrics information.

 

 

Preference will be given to initiatives that:

  • Focus on in-depth and continuous learning experiences.
  • Involve partnerships and collaboration with schools, libraries or organizations in the local area.
  • Target girls, underrepresented minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and special needs students.
  • Reach 500+ students.

 

 

For any questions, please contact europe-code-week@google.com. We look forward to hearing about your projects!