Working together with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Comic Relief has developed the Tech for Good programme to support projects that use software and digital technology as a part of a solution to addressing any of the Comic Relief’s UK Main Fund themes of Empowering Women and Girls, Investing in Children and Young People, Building Stronger Communities, Improving Health and Wellbeing.
This programme aims to support not-for-profit organisations using software and digital technology to create social change by delivering new ideas or more effective services. Applicants must already have some technical expertise and capacity to enact social change using digital technologies.
Grants of between £15,000 and £46,500 (with an additional £3,500 to access expert support) are available for twenty projects which use software and digital technology as a part of a solution to addressing the themes of Comic Relief’s UK Main Fund. It is expected that applicants will understand how to manage a successful digital project, that they have sound technical expertise in their management/delivery team, and that some development work will already have taken place.
Although a wide range of digital initiatives that could lead to social change will be considered for the programme, the programme aims to fund projects that:
- Are focused on specific user needs.
- Make best use of web, mobile apps or internet based technologies to deliver a service.
- Scale effectively (have economies of scale).
- Disrupt and challenge existing ways of delivering services.
Applicants must be not-for-profit organisations that are registered/constituted in the UK.
Full details can be found on the Comic Relief’s website