Enter Meet and Code for the chance to win €500 towards a youth coding event

This year’s Meet and Code grants for youth coding events are open for submission until 8th September – submit your idea now for a chance to win 500 euros towards your event.

Chloe Green | 27th Aug 19
Image of children learning to code at a youth coding event launched thanks to Meet and Code Image credit: Meet and Code

Charities have less than two weeks left to enter this year’s Meet and Code scheme, with the chance to win up to 500 Euros to run their own youth coding event.

Now in its second year, youth related non-profits can apply for grants to run their own events introducing people aged 8 to 24 to technology and coding. In the UK the event is being run by Charity Digital in partnership with SAP, with partners across 25 European countries offering their own Meet and Code grants.

Last year, more than 50,000 participants took part in 1,100 programming events including hackathons, workshops, classes and other programmes that make coding exciting and accessible for young people.

Charities are encouraged to take a look at some of last year’s inspirational finalists and share stories using the hashtag #meetandcode.


Award-winning events

The best events from this year under four categories will be recognised with a Meet and Code Award and recieve a grant of 2,000 Euros. Awards will be given to events that address environmental or social problems in technology and align with UN Sustainable Development Goals including gender equality, climate action and sustainable cities and communities.

Meet and Code’s Girls Do IT! and Diversity award categories help to encourage underrepresented groups to take part in programming events. These include women, minority ethnic groups, those with hearing or vision disorders, juvenile prisoners, and many more.

The Code for the Planet category highlights events that make a positive environmental impact through programming, and the Community category seeks projects with a local focus.

Organisations have until 8th September to apply: click here to submit your idea.