The Festival of Code

by yrs in Birmingham

We did it
On 9th December 2014 we successfully raised £21,120 with 156 supporters in 35 days

Growing our annual free Festival of Code to reach more young digital makers across the UK!

by yrs in Birmingham

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clarityqueen 9th December 2014

The YRS initiative has been one of the best things our family has ever signed up to. So we're really happy to try and make sure others get to do the same. Thanks to everyone at YRS.

trybar 9th December 2014

My son has had two great years of the Festival and this has helped develop his skills and confidence no end. Such a great opportunity for all young coders. Further to the comment of the last post "subject to VAT"; if the government is so keen on developing skills where is there support!

jane.dilley 22nd November 2014

Such an incredible event providing fantastic opportunities for the youngsters. You all work so hard - really hope you meet your goal.

mary-mitchison 17th November 2014

Good luck, fantastic event and great for parents and other supporters who can to be able to make a contribution. Agree with Nick's thoughts. Come back to me if you need another pledge...Mary

nick-halliday 7th November 2014

Hi there, just a thought. It might be useful, if possible to give a feel for what the money is likely to be used for just under some high level headings. At the moment we just know that a fair amount of money is needed but not what for? Accommodation, network, staff etc. Presumably you have a high level outline budget? It might be worth sharing a sanitised version it might help people realise the challenges that you face and get more enagaged? Also saying that you will publish after the event a breakdown of spend would also develop confidence in the activity. Nick

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