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VISION 2017 Grants

Coding and Robotics Grants 2016

Reflecting all of the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries, funding of over $300,000 has been awarded to 33 councils  (PDF 380.8 KB) to deliver coding and robotics programs through public libraries across Queensland.

The activities being funded range from introducing new technologies such as the NAO humanoid robot, holding community beginner coding days and hosting Code Clubs for participants of all ages, touring Robotics Roadshows to schools and community groups, and even staging an underwater robot race in a local public pool.

The focus on coding and robotics programming aligns with the Advance Queensland Policy platform of the Queensland Government. Programs delivered through the grants will:

  1. Increase the skills of library staff and the community to experiment with and learn to use new technology.
  2. Enhance community awareness of libraries’ roles, skills and services.
  3. Support the development of innovative public programs.
  4. Develop new relationships in the community (e.g. schools, youth groups) by using new technologies to engage with more diverse community members.

For more information on coding and robotics platforms and to see some examples of how robots and coding are being introduced across the state, visit the Coding and Robotics page.

2016 Coding and Robotics Grant: Successful grant applicants  (PDF 380.8 KB)

Previous grants

Incubators of ideas, learning and innovation grant announced

$250,000 worth of grants have been awarded to 11 councils under the Vision 2017: Incubators of ideas, learning and innovation grant round. The grants are designed to position public libraries as places for creative collaboration and learning where ideas can be imagined and new skills acquired through innovative library programs and collections. A wide array of creative projects across Queensland will be undertaken using grant funds, including a steampunk festival for young people, workshops and spaces to encourage small business start-ups, sensory and new technology play experiences for all ages and abilities.

The grant round inspired 25 councils to submit applications to a total value of $873,250. Selection was highly competitive and congratulations are extended to those councils successful in receiving funds.

2013 Creative Community Spaces Grant: Successful grant applicants [DOC 63 KB]

Last updated
6th January 2017