In 2016, the Digital Xtra Fund supported 22 projects including the Scottish Library & Information Council’s proposal to upskill library staff to enable them to deliver free coding clubs in public libraries across Scotland. Working in partnership with Code Club Scotland, this project has been a huge success with strong attendance and over a third of the participants being girls. Digital Xtra Fund are very proud to have played a part in helping this happen (although most of the credit must go to the teams at SLIC and Code Club Scotland). Gillian Daly, Head of Policy & Projects at SLIC, recently wrote about their success at introducing code clubs in libraries throughout Scotland and what the digital future holds.
If your organisation is looking to engage young people aged 16 years or under in coding, digital making, or computing science, please download the application for the current funding round to apply for support up to £5,000.