£2.4m Tech for Good Fund to Open 11 February

Two of the UK’s largest grant makers have joined forces once again and renewed their commitment to supporting not-for-profit organisations that are using technology to deliver new ideas and make their services more effective.

Over the next three years (2019-2021) the programme will provide a total of £2.4 million in funding. Grants of up to £48,000 are available for nine months. It is expected that 13 projects will be funded in the first round. In addition to the funding, grant recipients will receive expert support and advice as well as the chance to collaborate and share learning.

The funding is for projects at any stage of development, with solid user-centred research, a clear problem to address, and a compelling digital solution to achieving this. The technology may be simple or cutting edge. The funding is for new products and services that can be shared with the wider not-for-profit sector. It is anticipated that most applicants will already have a digital development partner on board when they apply to help them deliver their project.

Projects should address one of Comic Relief’s four core issues:

Children Survive and Thrive

Global Mental Health Matters

Fighting for Gender Justice

A Safe Place to Be.

Comic Relief is also looking for applications that address challenges around disability and inclusion.

Applications will be accepted from 11 February 2019 to 25 March 2019.

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