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Funding to Support Young People Using Technology to Make the World a Better Place (UK)


BT have launched their Young Pioneer Award to find young people who have ideas for new technology which tackles the big societal and environmental issues they care about. Each year the award – which is part of BT’s Skills for Tomorrow programme – offers kids, parents and teachers a chance to showcase the tech projects they’re proud of – whether they have been working on them at school or at home.

The winner of this years’ award will receive up to £10,000 in funding which could be used on items such as relevant tech equipment, or to fund market research. They will also receive volunteering support from BT experts.

The competition is open to anyone between the ages of eight to eighteen, and ideas for projects could include tech solutions to combat loneliness caused by the coronavirus lockdown, or to reduce the damaging effects of climate change.

Individuals or groups of up to five people can apply, and entries must be made by 5.00 pm on 30 June 2020.

Find out more [here].