Applications Open for Comic Relief’s UK Tech for Good Programme 2018!

Deadline: 20 December 2017

Comic Relief, together with Paul Hamlyn Foundation has launched a UK Tech for Good funding programme to develop or scale web, mobile or internet based technologies which deliver new or improved services to beneficiaries.

This programme aims to provide the opportunity for not-for-profit organisations, who already have some technological capacity, to take their digital innovation projects forward. A wide range of digital interventions will be considered and the aim is to fund projects that:

  • Are focused on specific user needs in their design, delivery and development
  • Make best use of web, mobile or internet based technologies
  • Can scale effectively and offer economies of scale
  • Disrupt and challenge existing ways of delivering services

Programme Areas

Projects must address one of our four programme areas:

  • Empowering Women and Girls
  • Investing in Children and Young People
  • Building Stronger Communities
  • Improving Health and Wellbeing

Funding Information

  • This will fund up to 12 digital projects each with grants of up to £47,000.
  • The projects will last for nine months and will include:
    • A two month soft development phase (July-Aug 2018)
    • An intense four month hard development phase (Sept-Dec 2018)
    • A three month launch phase (Jan-Mar 2019)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organisation criteria:
    • Applicants must be based in the UK
    • Applicants should have a tech development partner on board at the time of application
    • Organisations with an existing Comic Relief grant can apply as can holders of a previous Tech for Good grant
    • Organisations can submit more than one proposal to the initiative and tech development partners can be associated with more than one bid
    • All applicants must identify a project sponsor at senior level i.e. CEO
  • Project criteria
    • The work to be delivered must take place in the UK
    • Grants are available for between £15,000 and £47,000
    • The maximum project duration is 9 months

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Tech for Good 2018.

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