On 1 December 2020, we were delighted to announce the launch of the DICE Digital R&D Fund. Applications for this fund are now closed.
This Fund will offer 20 grants to support the development and delivery of 20 co-designed ‘digital experiences’ that contribute to the DICE programme’s mission and ethos.
The Fund will also support the creation of a community of practice across the 20 partnerships to share learning from the digital experiences.
The value of each of these grants will range between £7,000 – £15,000.
The 20 grants will be awarded to 20 pairs of organisations, known hereafter as ‘DICE Digital Partners’, which will co-design and co-deliver a digital experience.
About the digital experiences
The digital experiences should:
- be delivered between February and May 2021
- be designed by, with and/or for groups that are often disadvantaged in the economy, including but not limited to youth, women or people with disabilities
- be tailored and produced for specific groups, such as creative social entrepreneurs, artists and policy makers
- enable the DICE Digital Partners to enhance and improve their own digital confidence, capabilities and infrastructure
- create genuine connection and camaraderie between the participants.
Please find a full list of requirements for the digital experiences in the Guidance Notes for Applicants, attached below. See also Info and support for applicants section below (click on the title to see the text).
Who can apply?
Organisations that wish to apply must be based in a DICE country (Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK) and must submit their application together with a partner organisation in another DICE country. (See 'Info and support for applicants' below for support in finding a partner).
We cannot accept applications from organisations applying without a partner organisation or from applicants that are not legally registered in a DICE country.
How to apply
Applications must be made via the British Council Grant Management Portal between 1 and 15 December 2020.
Applicants must first register on the portal to access the application form -- see the Grant Management Portal Applicant Guide, available below, for step-by-step instructions on how to register.
Then, they must complete the application. Guidance on completing the application is provided in the DICE Digital R&D Fund - Step-by-step Applicants Guide, available below.
Finally, they must complete a separate budget. The budget must be detailed on the DICE R&D Fund Budget and Activity Timeline Template which is available below.
The application must be received before 23:59 GMT on 15 December 2020.