Launch of DICE Digital Fund – meet your “match-makers”

1 December 2020

The launch of the DICE Digital R&D fund was announced today! And this week a series of “drop in clinics”, as well as “match-making sessions” will be held online to help organisations find a suitable partner/project to apply to this fund.

Belle and Co. has been asked to assist in the match-making process! Match-making sessions will take place on the 3rd, 4th & 8th December 2020.

The fund offers 20 grants to support the development and delivery of 20 co-designed ‘digital experiences’. Organisations registered in the following countries are eligible to apply and submit a joint proposal from two (2) different DICE countries. These countries are : Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK.

More information on the website here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/dice-digital-rd-fund

Joint applications are due by: 15 December 2020.

Web Extract:

We are delighted to announce the launch of the DICE Digital R&D Fund on 1 December 2020.

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.