Earlier this year we invited UK charities and not-for-profits to apply to Tech for Good 2019.
We gave them tips and advice on how to create a strong proposal then waited for the applications to arrive. We received 82. Here’s how Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn’s joint assessment team processed them:
- Longlisting: We ran a ‘co-longlisting day’, where assessors from Comic Relief’s digital and grant making departments teamed up with Paul Hamlyn Foundation staff to work through applications together. Each proposal was was scrutinised by a group of 4-5 people. This approach shared expertise and generated deeper insight into each proposal. It generated a longlist of 40.
- Shortlisting: On the same day we selected 21 of the longlisted applications and invited them to assessment. Then we gave short, specific email feedback to the 19 rejected longlisted applications.
- Assessment: Through meetups and phone interviews we assessed the top 21 applications. This enabled us to get to know their teams and understand their proposals in more detail.
- Panel stage: A smaller decision making panel will review the 21 applications and select up to thirteen to receive funding.
- Governance stage: the thirteen selected applications will go to Comic Relief’s Social Impact Committee meeting in July for final approval.
- Grantee award announcement: expected mid July.
Here’s the longlist of 40, with application videos:
Alexandra Rose Charity
AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
British Stammering Association
British Tinnitus Association
Circles South East
Clore Social Leadership
East Boro Housing Trust
Equal Care Co-op
J-Go Training Ltd
Muscular Dystrophy UK
Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service (NCVS)
Red Balloon Foundation
Self Injury Support
Skills for People
Spacious Place Contact Ltd
The Broomhouse Centre
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
UK Deaf Sport
Young Minds Trust
Your Voice Counts
Youth Focus North East
Read more about the application process here.