Comic Relief with Paul Hamlyn Foundation have launched the next round of their joint UK Tech for Good funding programme. The Tech for Good programme was developed in response to the need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.
The Covid-19 crisis has since increased the need for organisations to explore how digital and design approaches can be used to create more impact for the people they work with.
The Tech for Good 2021 ‘Build’ programme will enable organisations or partnerships to define, test and develop digital solutions over nine months that meet a social need or challenge.
The programme will aim to fund a portfolio of digital projects at different stages of development. Build is suitable for both organisations at concept stage who are at a very early stage of scoping their idea, as well as for those who have already done some digital development.
This round will fund up to 18 digital projects with investments of up to £70,000 over a period of nine months. This funding is for a combination of supporting your internal delivery costs as well as contracting support from external digital and technical development agencies.
Applicants should be seeking to work in one or more of Comic Relief’s four core issue areas: Children Survive and Thrive, Global Mental Health Matters, Fighting for Gender Justice, or A Safe Place to Be. Comic Relief would also welcome applications addressing challenges related to disability and inclusion outside of the themes specified above, as we understand the critical potential of digital technology in tackling these issues.
For more information and to apply click here
Deadline: 12 February 2021, 12pm