Applications now open for round 2 of our BBC micro:bit giveaway!

Last summer we gave away free BBC micro:bits to active Code Clubs across the UK. We’re really pleased that applications are now open for our second micro:bit giveaway!

How to qualify for our micro:bit offer:


How the application process works:

The applications open on 11 January 2017 at 12pm, but you don’t need to rush. You have until 12pm on 1 February 2017 to apply. The devices will be sent out after the application deadline.

How to apply:

  1. Log in to the Code Club website to find your micro:bit voucher code. You can find this in the same place as you find your Club ID and PIN .
  2. Click the ‘apply for micro:bits’ button, which will take you to the website of Pimoroni (who are helping us send the devices). You will enter your voucher code and pay postage and packaging there via PayPal.
  3. We would like you to read the full details of the offer here, please make sure you have done so before you apply.

Hints and Tips

Please remember that you will only receive one voucher code per active Code Club, so if you have multiple volunteers at your club, you’ll need to decide who is going to apply for the micro:bits. The package will be delivered after the application deadline so think about what the best delivery address will be.

Don’t worry, even though we are asking you to apply, we have enough to go round! Each active UK club (and remember your club had to be active on 14 December 2016 to qualify) that applies is guaranteed to receive a minimum of four micro:bits. Once the applications are in, we will assess demand and if we can send you a few more, we will!

Finally, we’ve made some Code Club projects for the micro:bit for you to use to get started. Happy coding!

If you have any questions about applying for micro:bits, you can drop us a line at or check out our FAQs.