Financial Aid

Interested in attending but not financially able to? PyCon Uganda is offering financial aid opportunity for you!

PyCon Uganda 2024 is offering grants to attendees and speakers, so that those who might otherwise not be able to attend won’t hesitate to participate. Some expenses for the conference attendance (which can include travel, hotel, registration etc.) will be covered for opportunity grant recipients. We actively encourage people to apply for an opportunity grant. While we wish we could give grants to everyone who applies, we do not have the funds to do that. Our goal is to maximise the impact our grant program has, within the limited funds we have.

We try to do this in a number of ways:



Eligibility

Our program prioritises speakers first, and then anyone who is part of an underrepresented or marginalised group in tech. These groups include, but are not limited to:



We strongly encourage all eligible individuals to apply for our tickets.


Apply for Financial Aid

If you are an accepted speaker, and you don’t need a grant because your employer is funding your conference costs, we can recognise your employer for this. For now we’re planning to get their logo in the programme, next to your talk. This is opt-in. With this, we hope to make it a bit easier for you to convince your employer to contribute towards your conference costs as a speaker.



Lastly, we know that for some people it can be difficult to feel like it’s okay for you to apply. That’s why we want to make it clear that:



*Submitting your application does not guarantee immediate approval, as each application will be individually reviewed by the PyCon Uganda Organizing Team. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided in the application form to determine the applicant's eligibility.


*Privacy: All personal information collected will be kept strictly confidential. The data collected through this form will be used exclusively by our financial aid work team for the purpose of selecting scholarship recipients and processing financial aid. Rest assured that no data will be shared with third parties.



With our limited funds, we can’t promise you will receive a grant, but if you’re not sure, we encourage you to apply. If you’re uncomfortable with other people knowing you received a grant, you don’t have to tell them - our policy is to never publicly identify grant applicants or recipients unless we have your explicit permission.



Apply for Financial Aid