What is Digital Xtra Fund?

Find out how we’re supporting organisations to develop the digital skills of Scotland’s young people.

How to get involved with Digital Xtra Fund!

Whether you are a company seeking to support Digital Xtra Fund,

have a project that needs funding, or simply seeking your nearest coding club we can help!

Become a Partner

Is your company passionate about helping young people learn the skills needed to succeed in a digital world?

Apply for Funding

Have an amazing project that will engage young people in computing science and digital technologies, but need some financial support?

Find Your Nearest Activity

Looking to get involved? Search our interactive map to find what digital activities are taking place in your area of Scotland.

Supporting Organisations Across Scotland

Backed by businesses, organisations, and individuals with a common will to help young people succeed in a digital world, Digital Xtra Fund is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) that supports the delivery of extra-curricular computing and digital activities to young people, aged 16 and under, across Scotland. It specifically seeks to improve participation of girls and underrepresented groups in digital, dispel negative perceptions about computing science, and promote digital technologies as an attractive career path.

At a time when the Scottish digital technology sector is growing and is seeing increasing demand for employees with high level digital technology skills, there is clear evidence that the talent pipeline in Scotland needs to expand to meet this demand. Our young people are avid consumers of technology but it’s important that we inspire them to take computing science seriously and give them the opportunity to become the next generation of digital makers. It’s important that we engage them and stimulate their interest in technology from an early age through fun and engaging extracurricular activities.

  • Baillie Gifford
  • BT Scotland
  • Incremental Group
  • ScotlandIS
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Sky UK
  • Skyscanner
  • The Scottish Government
  • Zonal

To date the Fund has distributed £450,000 to support inspiring projects across Scotland

Read about some of the amazing computing and digital activities that we’ve helped fund to date

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