Grant Opportunities for Coding Events from Meet and Code

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If you are looking for grant opportunities to organise your coding event during Code Week, we would like to introduce you to Meet and Code. This initiative invites local nonprofits across Europe to apply for micro-grants (300-500 euro) to organise events that foster interest in and access to digital skills among young Europeans. The most creative and innovative event ideas may be prized with additional 2000 euro!

For the fourth year in a row, Meet and Code is inviting local nonprofits across Europe to submit their online coding events for children and young people aged 8-24. Nonprofits from 35 countries can apply online at www.meet-and-code.org until September 10, 2020. Each approved event idea will receive a grant of up to 500 euros. You can apply here.

Nonprofits from the following 35 countries (yellow on map) registered in TechSoup are eligible to apply for Meet and Code grants: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Ukraine.

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Code for Purpose. Win 2000 euro.

Meet and Code is not only about coding. The organisers: SAP, Haus des Stiftens gGmbH along with the TechSoup Europe network of partners in each country believe that your ideas can change the world. That’s why Meet and Code is looking for the most creative and inspiring event ideas in five categories aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Girls do IT!
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Code for the Planet
  • Code for Europe

If you are looking for inspirations, read more about last year winners who designed coral reef in AutoCAD and printed the parts in a 3D printer. Interested in GIRLS DO IT!? Check the story of  German students aged 7–12 who inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s “Fables for Robots” designed, built and programed characters robots and presented them in a video trailer! See more here.

Technology for Good

If you are representing a nonprofit, you may get not only a grant but also technology for your event and daily tasks! TechSoup equips civil society organisations with transformative technology products, knowledge, and services.

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TechSoup product donation program provides eligible organisations with donated and discounted software, hardware, services, and training. The catalogue includes more than 375 products from over 90 companies. TechSoup’s Courses offers over 80 online training and educational courses designed specifically for staff at nonprofit organisations. Check your local TechSoup partner and use technology for good!

Who is behind Meet and Code?

Behind Meet and Code are the founding partners SAP, Haus des Stiftens gGmbH, TechSoup Europe with the respective country partners of the TechSoup Europe network. In 2020, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) joined as a European partner. Meet and Code 2020 is made possible through the financial support of SAP and BMI, while Haus des Stiftens gGmbH is responsible for the initiative.