Apply for a travel bursary for Coolest Projects UK 2019

We’re now accepting applications from community members who would like to receive a bursary for travelling to Coolest Projects UK 2019. To apply for this bursary you must be resident in the UK.

The 2019 Coolest Projects UK showcase will be held on Saturday, 2 March in The Sharp Project, Manchester. Our goal is to have participants from all over the UK showcase 100 projects.

About our travel bursaries

Travel bursaries are financial, need-based awards that do not have to be repaid. Our aim in offering bursaries is to help participants travelling to Coolest Projects UK cover their expenses. Each travel bursary is intended to cover part (or in some exceptional circumstances, all) of a participant’s or participant group’s travel cost, such as the cost of car mileage, train tickets, or overnight accommodation.

Bursaries are intended for youth who wish to enter the Coolest Projects showcase and would not be able to afford the travel costs without a bursary. Those who do not receive a bursary can still attend the event by funding their own journey or securing other sponsorship.

To be eligible for a travel bursary, you must attend and showcase a project at Coolest Projects UK 2019, and you/your group must be part of an active, registered CoderDojo, Code Club, or Raspberry Jam, or must have taken part in another Raspberry Pi Foundations programme, such as Astro Pi.

The information you give us in the application form will help us allocate and distribute the funds we have. Our selection criteria take into account many factors, including need, location, community contribution, and our goal of ensuring a diverse group of participants. We also consider the ratio of adults to young people covered by your application: we will favour groups that have a higher proportion of young people than adults, as this allows us to award more bursaries to young people.

Important information
Please note the following before submitting your application for your Coolest Projects UK 2019 travel bursary:

  • If you should be awarded a travel bursary, you must first guarantee your commitment to be on-site at Coolest Projects UK before accepting the funds.
  • Young people must be accompanied by an adult (parent, guardian, mentor, or champion) while travelling to and attending Coolest Projects UK.
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Coolest Projects team are not responsible for any individual looking to attend or attending the event.
  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation reserves the right to terminate the awarded travel funds at any time, where the recipient holder no longer meets the terms and conditions.

Bursary applications will close at midnight GMT on Monday 11 Feb 2019, and all payments will be made in advance of the event.
To apply now, just enter your details in our bursary application form here.

If you have any questions. please contact us at [email protected].