FIRST Lego League Connect Grant

FIRST Lego League Explore is a twelve (12) session program for learners aged 6 – 10 years (Grade R-3). Each session should be at least an hour in duration.

After the 12 sessions, the team will be sharing their  STEM journey with  parents, educators and pupils at a FIRST Lego League Explore Celebration Event at their school. A FIRST SA representative could also be invited to the Explore Celebration Event!

There are 4 – 6 learners in a FIRST Lego League Explore team. Thus, for a class of 40 learners, you could have 7 teams of 5 to 6 learners. Each team is registered as a participating team.

FIRST Lego League Explore Connect Grant  for 1 team includes:

Returnable equipment:
  • 1 x  First Lego League Explore set
  • 1 x  Bluetooth enabled Tablet
  • 1  x  WeDo 2.0 Core set
Non-returnable equipment:
  • 5  x Engineering Notebooks
  • 2 x Team Meeting Guides for Coaches
  • FIRST Lego League Explore Certificates of Completion for all participants
  • FIRST Lego League Explore Medals for all participants.

A banner may be available for the celebration event.

A FIRST SA representative must be invited to the Celebration Event!

The coaches/educator is required to send session reports at the completion of each session. These reports must be emailed to

After the celebration event, a subsequent implementation may be negotiated. If a next implementation is not planned, the Returnable Equipment must be returned to FIRST SA, to ensure that other learners benefit from this grant as well..

The FIRST Lego League Explore grants are available for teams in schools, especially in under-served communities.

The grant application form will be available at the end of October 2020.