Comic Relief has partnered with Paul Hamlyn Foundation to create a new Tech for Good funding programme.
The programme will support 10 charity organisations who are using
technology to deliver new ideas and make their services more effective. Each will be funded with up to £46,500, plus £3,500 to enable access to expert support.
Last year, Comic Relief launched a pilot scheme which successfully
enabled six not-for-profit organisations to build much needed digital
products and services. These included the SafetyNets project, which
helps sex workers notify one another of dangerous people, and the
audio-based app Wayfindr which enables visually impaired people to
navigate their world using directions delivered through their
smartphone. Both of these innovative projects recently won Tech4Good Awards.
To apply for our new funding programme, a project needs to meet any of their four programme areas
and must be based in the UK. They are looking to fund projects at any
stage of development, with solid user-centred research, a clear problem
they want to address and a compelling digital solution to achieving
Comic Relief is accepting applications for funding from 3rd October
2016. Part of the application process will be a two minute video about
the project. They will then publish a longlist of some of these video
applications online. The final 20 will be invited to submit a full
application in December.
1st November 2016 – 3pm deadline for video applications
More information can be found here.