Financial Assistance

Do you need financial assistance to attend Everything Open?

We have a budget for providing financial assistance to Everything Open attendees who might otherwise find it difficult to attend. This program is a key part of the conference’s outreach and inclusion efforts.

Anyone can apply for financial assistance to attend the conference. You can apply for full or partial financial assistance to cover the costs of what you might need to join the conference. You could include things like:

Please ask only for what you need to attend the conference. We will be processing applications regularly until funds are exhausted, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you can for a greater chance of being accepted.

How to apply

To apply for financial aid, please fill out the application form.

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If you have any questions about financial assistance please contact us at

Selection criteria

In addition to allocating financial aid based on need, we also consider how we can get the most benefit for all attendees and the wider community.

In your application, please mention if you:

Note that these are factors we consider, but they are not a checklist. You do not need to have any of the above to be eligible for financial aid.

Reimbursement process

If granted assistance, you will still be expected to organise and purchase everything you need yourself. You will receive a maximum amount of reimbursement based on your request. Once we’ve granted assistance, you can send us your receipts for reimbursement.


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