Following a challenging year marked by school lockdowns, learning bubbles, and remote learning, Digital Xtra Fund was pleased to move forward with a sixth round of grant awards to help drive digital skills for young people. The Fund also moved to support extracurricular activities during an academic year versus a calendar year as it had previously.
Grants were awarded to 22 tech initiatives across Scotland who in turn positively engaged 7,167 children and young people with tech across 30 local authorities, including 3,585 girls and young women. These initiatives demonstrated the ability to engage, inspire, and enable young people while highlighting the huge variety of careers these skills can open up for them. Please read the full Round VI (2021/22) Impact Report here. And to learn more about the employee engagement opportunities facilitated by Digital Xtra Fund during last year’s delivery, please visit: Round VI (2021/22) Digital Xtra Fund Industry Engagement.