Funding packages

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 grant agreement letter, online registration and media consent form
  • Attend physical or digital training session
  • 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

Allow up to five weeks from the closing date for a decision.

  • Funding Phase 1 – Opens Monday 3 May 2021. Closes 12noon on Monday 5 July 2021.
  • Funding Phase 2 – Opens Monday 16 August 2021. Closes 12noon on Friday 1 October 2021.

How to apply

Start your application

  • You will need to create an account to complete your registration
  • Once you have started, you can save your application and complete it at a later date

Any questions

Email: FLLChallenge@theiet.org