Supporting people from underrepresented groups to kick start a new career in tech.
We believe the best, most innovative teams are made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to take charge of their career. And we know that the deck is stacked against minority groups.
We created the Diversitech Fund to support people of all backgrounds to kick start their careers in tech.
The fund offers a discount on course fees for iO Academy’s Full Stack Track course to people from groups that are underrepresented in the industry, including – but not limited to – women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The fund is awarded on a discretionary basis. It covers anything from several hundred pounds to the full cost of the course. It’s awarded based on a combination of factors including underrepresentation, financial need, and other adversity.
Diversitech funding can be combined with deferred tuition, which gives students the chance to defer the course fee until they have graduated and have their first coding role.
The fund has been made possible through the generous contributions of our hiring partners, a group of forward-thinking tech companies based in the South West. Contributing partners include Redington, Play Sports Network, LoveHoney, blubolt, Seccl, Gradwell, RIVIAM, Mayden, We Start Fires and Altran.
You can apply for Diversitech Funding after being accepted onto the Full Stack Track.