Future Tech for Good Funding
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Tech for Good 2020
Following a review of the Fund in 2019, we developed a new strand of funding that focuses on early stage support grants.
‘Explore’ will support organisations and collaborations over a three month period to explore the potential of a digital approach to meaningfully improve service delivery and impact in their context. It has been designed for charities looking to:
- scope how a digital solution can improve outcomes for the people they support, and
- build the skills to develop a strong, user-led approach to digital service delivery.
It will support 40-50 organisations to undertake early stage digital scoping, guiding organisations through a three-month structured design programme supporting teams to gain experience and understanding of user-led, test-driven approaches, and enable them to develop a prototype to test with their service users. It will also offer £5,000 grants for single organisations and £7,500 for collaborations to backfill staff time and operational cost.
Applications are open until 22nd June 2020. You can find out more about the programme and apply here.
Tech for Good 2019
In January 2019 we invited applicants to submit a three-minute video detailing their tech proposal along with a budget outline. We received 82 applications, created a longlist of 40, and assessed the top 21, of which 8 received funding.
Funded projects were announced in June 2019 and will run until May 2020.
Tech for Good 2018
In December 2017 we invited applicants to submit a four-minute video detailing their tech proposal along with a budget outline. We received 119 applications, created a longlist of 50, and assessed the top 22, of which 13 received funding. Read the application analysis for an interesting insight into who applied and how far their application progressed.
Funded projects were announced in July 2018 and will run until March 2019.
Tech for Good 2017
In October 2016, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief joined forces to support the best use of tech for good in the UK. We asked applicants to submit a project summary, a two-minute video and an infographic.
Below you can find our top 50 applications, of which ten received funding. We also commissioned an analysis of the applications to help us learn more about demand for funding.
In June 2017 the 10 successful projects were awarded up to £50,000 (including access to tech experts, mentors and support) to deliver a tangible development in their Tech for Good project. They are:
Tech for Good 2016
And back in 2016 Comic Relief funded six Tech for Good projects.
Before 2016 Comic Relief, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Nominet Trust ran the Innovation Labs initiative.