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If you are applying in partnership with another organisation, please provide details of your partner(s). If required, please add details for each additional partner by clicking on the "plus" sign next to the row.
Please read the Round VIII (2023/24) Grant Award Guidelines and Grant Application Form thoroughly prior to completion. Additional resources such as a sample Project Plan, sample Budget, various Case Studies, and online webinars are also available on the Digital Xtra Fund website. Incomplete or ineligible
forms will not be considered for evaluation. Decisions will be based entirely on the information you provide within this application form. Please be as clear and concise as possible as you will not have the opportunity to provide any additional information once your application has been submitted. Please also remember that the Application Evaluation Panel is made up of members from various backgrounds and disciplines who most likely will not have any previous knowledge or understanding of your organisation or proposed activity.
Please provide a monthly project plan clearly indicating each milestone from beginning to completion, including projected dates and deliverables for each of the following: planning (including procurement) training, delivery, industry engagement, and evaluations. For each milestone, please indicate a start date and the key deliverable/activity which will be achieved. Include multiple milestones where needed (e.g. during the delivery stage).
Add additional rows to each month by clicking on the plus (+) sign. If there are no deliverables for a particular month, please type "N/A" in both fields for that month.
Please refer to the Sample Project Plan for the level and type of detail required.
PLEASE NOTE: All initiatives should commence no earlier than 1 July 2023 (excluding planning) and be completed by 30 June 2024
Please provide a total overall budget for the proposed initiative clearly indicating all Project Costs (i.e., Expenses / Items) even if the grant amount you are applying for does not fully fund the initiative. The Evaluation Panel will take into consideration the proposed outcomes and objectives of the initiative against the level of funding requested, as well as any additional funding obtained, to ensure that the application represents good value for money.
Please refer to the Sample Budget for the level and type of detail required.
If the grant amount requested does not fully fund the proposed initiative and/or you are receiving any additional funding or in-kind support towards the project, then you must provide details of additional funding sources (i.e. ticket sales, grants, sponsorship, or equipment donations). Please also indicate if these sources are confirmed or not and if they will cover all outstanding project costs or is additional funding still required to deliver the proposed initiative.
The first of Digital Xtra Fund’s Secondary Objectives is to increase the overall number of young people learning digital tech skills across Scotland. In this section, applicants are required to indicate the projected engagement for their initiative:
Please indicate the estimated number of young people who will take part in the activity by Local Authority between the project's commencement and 30 June 2024. In the case of remote learning activities, please estimate based on what locations you are targeting:
Please indicate the estimated number of young people who will take part by Age (or Curriculum for Excellence Level if more applicable):
Please indicate the estimated Gender balance (in percentage) of young people who will take part:
The next Secondary Objective of Digital Xtra Fund is to increase diversity and inclusion of young people learning digital tech skills especially among:
If the proposed initiative is proactively targeting any of these key audience(s), please describe how the initiative will achieve this outcome. Definitions for ‘high deprivation’, ‘remote rural classification’, and ‘groups underrepresented in the digital tech sector’ can be found in the Grant Award Guidelines.
If your proposed activity is not proactively targeting any of these audiences, please do not complete this section (6b). This will not exclude or invalidate your application from the grant awards process, however, applicants who evidence they can proactively engage a key audience may receive a higher weighted score during the evaluation process.
Perhaps the most common challenge when engaging young people in tech continues to be pre-existing negative perceptions and stereotypes about taking part in digital tech activities and/or about people who enjoy working with technology. This is highlighted by Digital Xtra Fund’s third Secondary Objective which is to dispel negative perceptions and stereotypes about digital technologies and careers in tech.
Digital Xtra Fund’s fourth secondary objective is to provide context for the skills being learned. Initiatives supported by Digital Xtra Fund should apply ‘real-world’ context or project-based learning to the proposed activity including guidance/examples about how these skills can relate to various interesting and exciting careers. Please provide examples of the types of Digital Skills and Meta Skills participants will learn and how the proposed initiative will help provide context for these (recognising the level and type of information will be appropriate to the age of the audience).
Digital Xtra Fund’s fifth and final secondary objective is to promote digital technologies as an attractive career path and highlight the variety of careers in the sector. Industry engagement can be an especially valuable tool for this as it can provide positive role models, first-hand examples, support and guidance for the skills being learned as well as ‘real-world’ context.
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The Digital Xtra Fund grants programme is made possible by the generous support of the Fund’s Partners. Digital Xtra Fund and our Partners share a common will to help inspire more young people to understand and create with digital technologies, giving them the skills and experiences needed to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Digital Xtra Fund would like to recognise the generous support of our 2023/24 Partners:
There may also be opportunities where Digital Xtra Fund and our Partners wish to feature supported initiatives as part of marketing / PR activities based on geography, audience, or content. Any additional costs incurred during these opportunities and not included in the grant award would be covered by Digital Xtra Fund and our Partners.
By submitting this application, you agree to working with Digital Xtra Fund and our Partners. This agreement will not override pre-existing agreements between applicants and their sponsors/partners/funders which require exclusivity, and no individual or commercially sensitive data or photography will be shared without prior consent.
I declare that the information given in support of this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I also acknowledge I have read the Grant Award Guidelines in full and understand the Terms and Conditions of the grant application process and grant award.
By submitting this application, you agree that this application may be copied and/or stored by Digital Xtra Fund, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Scottish Charity number: SC047272, in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK-GDPR) 2020. Applications may be stored electronically or by other means and will be made available to internal and external parties for the purposes of assessment.
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