CHALLENGE GRANTS


RETURNING GRANT HOLDERS


If you do have 2022 Cargo Connect SEASON, then you are required to share your robotics strategic and development plans for 2023. This needs to be documented and shared with the FIRST Grant Programme Managers BEFORE the end of 2022. Note that new MOUs are required if the plans include the loan of any robotics equipment for another year. Grant holders may re-iterate previous season themes.

 

Unfortunately, FIRST SA will not be issuing SUPERPOWERED sets to any returning grant holders. SUPERPOWERED sets for all programmes (Challenge, Explore and Discover) may be purchased from FIRST SA and used to host SUPERPOWERED Celebration events (January – June 2023).




NEW GRANT HOLDERS


If you did NOT previously apply for grant equipment, then please use the link: https://forms.gle/XbP1HGRDWWRDs6pd8
AFTER READING THE GRANT DOCUMENT LINKED BELOW.


 


CHALLENGE CLASS PACK GRANT (5 ,3 or 2 Kits)

Challenge Class Pack Grants can be implemented at schools or Community Centres, especially in under-served communities.

FIRST Lego League Challenge is a 12-session programme for learners aged 9 -16 years and each session should be at least an hour and a half in duration.

After the 12 sessions, the teams will be sharing their STEM journey with parents, educators and learners, at a FIRST Lego League Challenge Celebration Event at their school or Community Centre. This event is to be planned and funded by the grant holder; a celebration event guide is provided. Training can also be arranged for people volunteering as Judges and Referees.

 A FIRST SA representative could be invited to the Challenge Celebration Event!

Coaches have to register all their teams at FIRST Challenge Team Registration


Returning Grants currently have one of 4 Challenge Grants options:
  1. Class Pack Grant (5 Kits) – 5 Teams

  2. Class Pack Grant (3 Kits) – 3 Teams

  3. Class Pack Grant (2 Kits) – 2 Teams

  4. Single Team Grant (1 Kit, No Laptop) – 1 Team 

New Challenge Grants have 2 options 

1.  Class Pack Grant 3 Kits – up to 30 learners in 3 teams
2.  Class Pack Grant 2 Kits – up to 20 learners in 2 teams

 

OPTION 1:  CHALLENGE CLASS PACK GRANT (3 Kits)
Class Pack Challenge Grant includes the following:

Returnable Equipment

  • 3 x EV3 Core Sets OR 3 SPIKE Prime Sets

  • 3 x EV3 Expansion Sets OR 3 SPIKE Prime expansion Sets

  • 3 x Laptops with EV3 Classroom OR SPIKE App software installed

  • 1 x FIRST LEGO League Robotics Challenge set

  • 1 x FIRST LEGO League Robotics table

Each Grant also includes 

  • Digital PDF Versions of the Team Meeting Guide and Engineering Notebook

  • Team registration fees covered for first round of teams

  • Medals for participating learners upon completion of all 12 sessions and a Celebration Event

 

OPTION 2:  CHALLENGE CLASS PACK GRANT (2 Kits)

Returnable Equipment

  • 2 x EV3 Core Sets OR 3 SPIKE Prime Sets

  • 2 x EV3 Expansion Sets OR 3 SPIKE Prime expansion Sets

  • 2 x Laptops with EV3 Classroom OR SPIKE App software installed

  • 1 x FIRST LEGO League Robotics Challenge set

  • 1 x FIRST LEGO League Robotics table

Each Grant also includes 

  • Digital PDF Versions of the Team Meeting Guide and Engineering Notebook

  • Team registration fees covered for first round of teams

  • Medals for participating learners upon completion of all 12 sessions and a Celebration Event

 

The coaches/mentors are required to send weekly reports at the completion of each session. A template will be provided.
These reports must be emailed to
challenge@firstsa.org

 

After the Celebration Event

Subsequent implementations of the program may be negotiated. If a next implementation is not planned, the Returnable Equipment (EV3 Core sets/ SPIKE Prime sets with expansions, the Challenge set, the robotics table and laptops) must be returned to FIRST SA, to ensure that other learners benefit from this grant as well.


 

Please read through the grant document carefully and if you have any questions, please email our challenge program directors at challenge@firstsa.org

 2023 FIRST SA Robotics Grant Application Doc- SUPERPOWERED