Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s new initiative offers tailored support to help charities accelerate the development of digital solutions
Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation have launched a new early-stage strand, Explore, to their Tech for Good funding initiative.
The Tech for Good programme was developed in response to the emerging need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services. The Explore programme will help charities to scope a digital solution to improve outcomes for the people they support, and to build the skills to develop a strong, user-led approach to digital service delivery.
Funded by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the programme will be delivered by digital service design support partner CAST.
The £230,000 Explore programme will allow charities to engage in a 12-week learning journey to scope out the kinds of digital services they might provide and to explore how digital technology could transform the ways they work. The programme includes grants of £5,000 for individual organisations or £7,500 for collaborations.
It will offer organisations the chance to:
The application process is open to UK charities and not-for-profit organisations with incomes of between £75,000 and £10 million, and applications should address one of the following core issue areas - A Safe Place To Be, Fighting For Gender Justice, Children Survive and Thrive, and Global Mental Health Matters. More information on these themes is available here. Applications addressing challenges related to disability outside of the themes specified above are also welcome, acknowledging the critical potential of digital technology in tackling this issue.
40 to 50 grants are expected to be awarded. Applications open on 20th May, and close on 22nd June 2020.
Click here to apply and find out more