Apply for BrightSparks

Life-changing access to tech education

If you have a child on free school meals who is creative, fun and loves to learn, apply today!

Are you a teacher?

We need you to put forward your brightest students and give them the afterschool experience of a lifetime! The application process takes no more than 5 minutes.

All our staff are DBS checked and we work to the highest standards of safety. If you have any concerns, please contact us by email or call us free on 0800 680 0130 with any questions and we will try our best to help.

Are you a Parent or Guardian?

If you think your child would enjoy BrightSparks and they currently receive free school meals or you have a total household income of under £24k per year, you should let your school know about the programem and ask your child’s teacher to apply.

Click below to download and print off a flyer and letter for your teacher, telling them about the programme and some next steps.

“Wonderful. MakerClub have created a course that motivates, allows for creativity and research, and gives all learners a great sense of achievement and satisfaction.” –

Margaret Allen, Family Learning Lead, Brighton & Hove City Council

What makes a BrightSpark

They are prepared to listen and grow

They are bright and creative

They get on well with others

They respect other people’s work and space

They love to learn new things

They really enjoy a challenge

Just some of the companies supporting BrightSparks across the UK: