Our financial assistance programme exists to support attendees who might otherwise find it difficult to attend the conference. We have a budget set aside for this purpose.
The financial assistance programme prioritises speakers. We also use it to support attendees from groups who are under-represented in our community and at our events, as part of our efforts to make PyCon UK as inclusive and diverse as possible.
Last year, PyCon UK was able to provide around £10000 as direct grants, and a further £10000 in free tickets, and we aim to do even better this year.
We welcome applications from all attendees , and strongly encourage you to apply if it would make it easier for you to attend. Many of your fellow attendees will be doing the same, including many speakers and even members of the conference organisation team.
Financial assistance includes free or discounted tickets, and funds to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and other expenses.
We'd love to be able to help all those who submit applications, but our funds are not unlimited, so we can't meet all requests. We do our best to maximise the impact of our financial assistance funding.Whoever you are, however, and whatever your needs, please do apply if we might be able to help you attend. Your application will be treated in complete confidence.
Applications for Financial assistance will open when tickets for the 2019 conference go on sale.
I’m Chloe. Last year, my financial situation meant that PyCon UK would have been difficult for me to afford considering my other expenses, so I applied for financial assistance.
It was great to have a free ticket provided so I could still attend. It was very easy, and I would highly recommend applying.