Grants for Young People's Coding Events Available Now

Posted on 29 Jun 2021

Meet and Code is back in Ireland for 2021, and charities can apply for a grant to host a virtual coding event for young people during September or October.

Meet and Code is managed in Ireland by The Wheel. We fund digital and coding events of all kinds — from IT workshops to robotics courses and events with trendsetting subjects like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Last year an Irish event, Balally Family Resource Centre's Mission Zero, was even shortlisted in the Europe-wide Meet & Code Awards! So we're doubly excited to learn about your ideas for this year.

Who can enter?

The Meet and Code fund is open to registered charities located in the Republic of Ireland.

The planned events must take place between 1 September and 31 October 2021, must be free to attend, and must reach at least 20 young people aged between 8 and 24.

How to enter?

Entering is very easy — just visit and follow these five steps:

  1. Register your organisation on the Meet and Code website and wait for verification. If you have registered before, please log in as your approval will still be valid this year.
  2. Submit your event plan on the Meet and Code website.
  3. Wait for your application to be reviewed.
  4. Successful submissions receive a grant of up to €500.
  5. Host your event!

After your event has taken place, you're also eligible to participate in the Meet and Code Awards.

Submissions are now open via the Meet and Code website and will close on 8 September 2021.

Grant numbers are limited, and events are funded on a first-come-first-served basis, so apply early!