Expression of Interest for Nesta Digital Makers

21 November 2012

Deadline 17th January 2013

Nesta and Nominet Trust, in partnership with Mozilla, are pleased to announce an open call for ideas to significantly increase the number of young people who participate in digital making activities.

They are looking to support initiatives that invite mass participation and use young people’s interests and passions to drive demand from new audiences to become creators, not just consumers of digital technologies – in their thousands. We want to work with organisations who will shout loudly about this work, championing digital making activities and helping to raise demand amongst young people.

The first call is backed by a fund of £225,000 and we expect to make a small number of grants between £20,000 and £50,000 alongside a package of tailored non-financial support.

The first stage consists of

Stage 1: Complete an Expression of Interest form and attend a mandatory Digital Makers workshop or webchat before deciding to submit an application. Deadline date Thursday 10 January 2013.

The workshops and webchats will provide the context for this work, help potential applicants and partners understand in more detail what this funding is aiming to do, and provide an opportunity to ask questions. The session will last for a maximum of 1½ hours and will run on:

  • 29 November, 12.30-2pm – webchat
  • 10 December, 12.30-2pm – workshop in London (Nesta, EC4A 1DE)
  • 12 December – workshop in Manchester (venue and time tbc)
  • 14 December, 12.30-2pm – workshop in Edinburgh (Creative Scotland, EH1 3EG)
  • 10 January, 10-11.30am – webchat

For further information and to complete the Expression of Interest click here

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