State primary/first/middle schools in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are eligible to apply for grants of either £1,000 or £2,000 for the purchase of Raspberry Pi equipment. This can be used either for enhancing the computing curriculum, establishing out-of-school coding clubs, or both.
Each successful school will also be entitled (free of charge) to a full day’s training, also funded by the Platten Family Fund, from Tech for Life CIC. The aim of the training is to ensure that, as well as the equipment, teachers are inspired, motivated and educated about the potential that Raspberry Pi equipment has, and how it can be best used for the benefit of children. Tech for Life, working with Make Stuff NE, can also advise on what sort of equipment represents a good use of your grant.