Every year, in advance of Coolest Projects International, we invite CoderDojo and Raspberry Pi community members from around the world to apply for a partial travel bursary to assist with the costs associated with travelling to Dublin to attend the event. We announce the bursary, including an application form, in a blog post on the website, and we also promote it via our social media channels.
Bursaries are generally awarded on a case-by-case basis. Typically, applicants must be members of the CoderDojo or Raspberry Pi community and hold relevant travel documents passports and visas, if applicable. Groups are encouraged to apply together, and young people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
These partial bursary payments are not intended to cover the full cost of travel and accommodation, but rather to assist in the overall cost of the trip. Dojos or Raspberry Pi clubs are welcome to fundraise or source local sponsorship to cover any remaining costs of the trip.
Applicants must submit proof of intended travel before a bursary payment is made. This is to ensure that the trip is carried out by the applicant.
All applicants to the Coolest Projects bursary will be notified as to whether their application has been successful — these emails are sent a few days after the deadline for bursary applications. All bursary-related communications will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Coolest Projects events hosted by the CoderDojo Foundation and Raspberry Pi Foundation will also typically offer partial bursaries. These events include Coolest Projects UK and Coolest Projects North America. Please check the news section of the website for up-to-date information.