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Funding packages - FIRST® LEGO® League

Who can apply

Schools, colleges, home school groups, uniformed or youth groups based in the UK and Ireland

What can you apply for

  • You can apply for support across the three FIRST LEGO League divisions – Discover (4-6 year olds), Explore (6-9 year olds) and/or Challenge (9-16 year olds)
  • If applying for Explore or Challenge, you will need to select whether to apply for a Team Event Registration (to attend an event) or for Class Pack (deliver programme in-house for group of up to 30)
  • View the details of the different funding packages, along with what is and isn’t included

Assessment criteria

Application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, across a combination of criteria. All of the below factors will be considered but you do not need to fulfil each one to be eligible:

  • Areas of low social mobility
  • Levels of free school meals/pupil premiums or equivalent
  • The young people you would look to engage
  • Desired impact on young people and your school/organisation
  • Longevity plans after funding has ended

What is expected from you

If successful in receiving a funding grant, you will be expected to fulfil the following checkpoints:

  • Complete a grant agreement letter, online registration and media consent form
  • Access the training materials on the resources pages of the website, or attend a digital training session (details of these provided in your welcome email)
  • Deliver in-house event (only applicable to Discover, or Explore/Challenge Class Pack)
  • Attend designated event (only applicable to Explore/Challenge Team Event Registration)
  • Complete end of programme feedback

 

Deadlines for applications

We will inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the closing date. If successful, you must complete the necessary paperwork processes within two weeks to secure your funded kit, as past this period we will reallocate to another applicant.

  • Funding Phase 1 – Opens Tuesday 2 August 2022. Closes midnight on Sunday 11 September 2022
  • Funding Phase 2 – Opens 1 October 2022. Closes midnight on 23 October
  • Funding Phase 3 – dates to be announced soon

How to apply

  • For applicants from the UK, please click this link
  • For applicants in the Republic of Ireland, please click this link 

Any questions?

UK: FLLEnquiries@theiet.org

Ireland: FLL@learnit.ie